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Fighters take off with the SAAB brand name…..

February 1, 2016 in News

Skärmavbild 2016-02-01 kl. 09.17.36

We read on various international automotive sites that what we long feared has become true. Saab AB reaffirmed that NEVS will not be allowed to use the Saab name.

“We have revoked their right to use the brand name and there is no longer a discussion about NEVS using it”

Saab AB spokesman Sebastian Carlsson told Automotive News Europe.

I contacted Mr Carlsson this morning and got the information as well. So when are the big SAAB signs taken down at the old manufacturing plant in Trollhättan?

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BEWARE! Could be a scam! 4-SALE: 99 1969 with 23490 km / one owner

January 27, 2016 in News

Warning! Information on other media indicates that this car sale could be a “scam”. I have not seen the car in person but as with all car sales one has to inspect the car in and out.

It might still be a fine specimen.

Get a brand new SAAB 99 from 1969 for 89500 SEK Posted today at 2 PM

Seller webpage Blocket

Info from DMV:
Registreringsnummer: BTM053
Fabrikat: SAAB 99 COMBI
Färg: RÖD Fordonsslag: PB
Fordonsår: 1969 Fordonsslagsklass: I
Identifieringsnummer: 4615
Fordonskategori EU: M1
Senaste EU-regbevis del 1: 2015-12-16
Senaste EU-regbevis del 2: 2015-12-16

Postnr: 186 42 Förvärvsdatum: 2015-12-13

Försäkringsbolag: IF
Försäkringsdatum: 2015-12-13

Fordonsstatus: I trafik (2015-07-10)
Tillfällig registrering: Nej
Antal ägare: 3 Yrkesmässig trafik: Nej
Fordonet tillverkat:
I trafik första gången i Sverige: 1969-03-25
I trafik första gången (vanligen i utlandet): Import/införsel: Nej
Ägarbunden dispens: Nej
Ägarbunden dispens upphör: Nej

Besiktning senast: 2017-07-31
Senast godkända besiktning: 2015-09-03
Mätarställning: 23421

Fordonsskattepliktigt: Nej Användningsförbud: Nej
Trängselskattepliktigt: Ja
Årsskatt, kr:
Återbetalning vid avställning, kr: 0
Debiterad fordonsskatt, kr: 0
Debiterad avgift, kr: 0
Förfallen fordonsskatt/avgift, kr: 0
Vägtrafikregisteravgift: 50 kr ska betalas samtidigt med årsskatten.

Tekniska data
Kaross: Täckt (01)
Karosserikod tillägg:
Karosserikod särskilda ändamål:
Slagvolym, cm3:
Växellåda: MANUELL

Antal passagerare, max: 4
Antal sittande passagerare, max:
Antal bältade passagerare, max:
Antal passagerare i rullstol, max:
Antal stående passagerare, max:
Skattevikt, kg: 1150
Tjänstevikt (faktisk vikt), kg: 1150
Totalvikt, kg: 1500
Ursprunglig totalvikt, kg: 1500
Max släpvagnsvikt, kg:
Max släpvikt kg, obromsad:
Släpets maximala totalvikt vid körkortsbehörighet B, kg: 2000
Släpets maximala totalvikt vid utökad körkortsbehörighet B, kg: 2750
Max sammanlagd bruttovikt, kg:
Max lastvikt, kg: 350
Kopplingsanordning : KULA
Kopplingsavstånd, mm:
Kopplingsavstånd EU, mm:
Max kopplingsavstånd EU, mm:
Bromsuttag :
Avancerat bromssystem:
Lastutrymmets längd, mm:
Främre överhäng, mm:
Bakre överhäng, mm:
Drivande axlar fram:
Drivande axlar bak:
Antal hjul:
Däckdimension axel 1: 155-15
Däckdimension axel 2: 155-15
Bandbredd, mm:

Längd, mm: 4450 Bredd, mm: 1690
Höjd, mm:

Drivmedel 1: BENSIN
Tankvolym, liter: 45
Motoreffekt, kW: 59,0
Effektnorm: DIN

Euro miljöklassning:


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Great way to make good use out of old SAAB parts

January 27, 2016 in News

What to say? I love it!

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AIRBAG recall affects SAAB 9-3 and 9-5

January 27, 2016 in News

Japanese manufacturer Takata has a big recall on their inflator systems.

“is expected to include approximately 110,000 Saab 9-3 and 9-5 vehicles” for driver-side airbag inflators in cars sold here from 2003 to 2011. (GM owned Saab until 2010.)

GM spokesman Tom Wilkinson on Jan. 22


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January 24, 2016 in News

NEVS new homepage
Maybe any of you has noticed it, but NEVS has changed the homepage of their site. The pictures of the MY14 9-3 are gone, which is good from my point of view, but on the other side the homepage is as vague as it could be. We know what they mean, but who else does? Ok, maybe all the people that visit that site knows about it.

But has this anything to do with Tomorrow(Monday)? No, I don’t think so, and as NEVS is not appearing in the exhibitors list of the Geneva Motor show, I expect, that we will be seeing those northern lights for the next weeks.

But tomorrow something will happen at NEVS facilities, something that I consider quite strange, but something that has a clear message.

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NEVS working on new brand

January 10, 2016 in DJA880, NEVS, News

saablogo2245pxAs our sources have confirmed for well over a year now NEVS will not be allowed to use the SAAB brand again, this is also confirmed in a Swedish Radio interview where Kai Johan Jiang for the first time confirms that NEVS is working on a new brand name for the cars. Our sources at SAAB AB have for a long time made it very clear to us that SAAB is a defense and technology brand, not a car brand.

For me personally, the end of the Saab era came with the completion of DJA880, the last “YS3” Saab that was ever built which is kept nice and warm for us by our good friends at the SAAB Cars Museum.

That this sort of marks the end of any hopes that a new car with a SAAB logo will roll of the production line in Trollhättan again, it doesn’t mean that the spirit of Saab doesn’t live on in the work that the engineers and all other people are currently doing at NEVS. But in the end I too have to admit that it is the product that reflects the feeling of the brand, if NEVS can deliver that some time in the future remains to be seen. I wouldn’t mind driving a car that looks and feels like a Saab, even though the name doesn’t say Saab, as long as it delivers upon the fun to drive sensation and core values of the log lost brand.

What remains now is to take down the SAAB logos situated in three places on the factory in Trollhättan, for anyone who wants to take a few photos to remember the great history of SAAB should perhaps hurry up and do so.

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Jiang Dalong On The Panda Deal

January 7, 2016 in NEVS, News

Photo by Reuters

Electric 9-3 in NEVS’ Beijing Headquaters – Photo by Reuters

NEVS’ chairman Jiang Dalong spoke to Reuters about the deal with Panda and the future of electric vehicles. While I want to take out a few interesting excerpts you can read the full article here.

“China is going to be the world’s biggest market for electric cars,” Jiang said in an interview in his office in Beijing. “China has no choice. They have to wean themselves from conventional gasoline combustion cars,” he added, describing the recent sharp uptick in air pollution levels in China’s capital as “terrible” and “crazy”.
“Big existing automakers are too big. They cannot stop producing conventional gasoline combustion cars. But we can … switch to new energy cars.”

In general I have to agree with him here. For China it’s of course the issue of air pollution but also, according to some calculations that I read a while ago, if China would reach a car per people ratio that is close to for example Europe, they would need the entire world production of gasoline and diesel to run those cars. So currently the way the Chinese government wants to take is electromobility and it can’t be a fault to be part of it.

The biggest question mark is Chinese economy which seems to be in some difficult times the moment. But given the long term of this investment I would not judge it just from today. China may not grow at a rate like they did in the last decade but they will get back to a path that is solid.

Then it’s about the Panda deal and its financing:
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by till72 Project: Hirsch 19″ 3-Spoke Rims Reproduction

December 21, 2015 in News


A while ago we had a set of 19″ 3-spoke Hirsch rims for sale. Not only that this set went quickly, we also realized that a lot of people added themselves to the waitlist. This made us look into the possibilities to make a new batch of those rims while still keeping the price in the region where it always was: Euro 1660 ex VAT (Euro 1975.40 incl 19% VAT).

We are very happy to announce that this project could become reality if we collect enough orders – and given the number that has already joined the waitlist we are rather optimistic.

Here is how it will work:

If you are interested in purchasing a set please add yourself to the waitlist on the product page.

In the week after Christmas you will get an email asking if you are still interested so we can see if the required number of orders is met. If this is the case we will collect a 50% downpayment.

When the rims are ready for delivery we will charge the other remaining 50% plus shipping cost.

To give you an idea of the shipping cost for one set here are some numbers: EU Euro 45, North America Euro 125, Singapore Euro 145

Please keep in mind that we won’t produce too much more than we have orders for so if you want them join in.