A “couple” of years? Good luck with that.
Maybe he should put a rocket into space without blowing it up. Then he can come back to figuring out how electric cars can replace the gold standard—-gas and diesel.
Range anxiety is a reality. I don’t care what Musk says—-at this point in time and for at least the near future, range anxiety is very real.
As Doug R. wrote—-they are going to milk the last droplet of a drop of technolgy—-anything they can get their hands on in Sweden—-and zap it back to China. This was never about Saab in Sweden. That became so apparent, it’s sickening.
Much like watermelons and tomatoes are both considered fruits.
I wish the best for the Trollhattan people too. It was a great ride for many decades. We enjoyed the Saabs you sent to us in the USA and we’re still enjoying them—-all eras of Saab. Unless another company somehow gets use of the brand name, or if miraculously, Saab AB gets back in the car business, it’s over now. While there was hope, I…[Read more]
Yep. Doug R. said this a long time ago. I was hoping they had better things in store for Sweden but apparently not.
I’m not out yet. I’m hanging in with NEVS as a curiosity at this point. I’m intrigued by where they are going with this venture—-or where they THINK they are going and if they get there.
It sounds like positive news for NEVS and their fans—-but is it related to Saab at all? Will they be building electric Saabs at that new plant in China, where they are investing all of this money in China for Chinese jobs?
Well, that’s the point of having debate and discussions. Some people like the plan, others don’t. Some people don’t like NEVS, others do. I hear a lot of chatter about how great Tesla is—-and that’s fine. I see Teslas every day in my area. Frankly, I don’t find the cars nearly as attractive as some do—-but beauty is in the eye of the…[Read more]
Jesse: The progression of society doesn’t irk me at all. The trashing of Saab, admittedly, THAT irks me a bit. Funny how companies like KIA are raking in the millions, selling 120,000 KIA Souls per year, mostly gas engines. Honda, Toyota, Jeep—setting sales records with gas engined vehicles too. BMW and Audi, with gas and…[Read more]
Aren’t there some two stroke lawn mowers or snow blowers still around? You can collect some of that stuff to use the oil!
Well, overpriced “premium” has had Saab cars at or near bankruptcy and collapse several times, so if Saab AB likes the association with failure, I guess that’s their prerogative. Honestly, I’m sick of them, too. If they have this vision and want cars with their name sold to consumers to somehow support and fortify their name in aviation and…[Read more]
Right again, Doug. Dr. Nevs is harvesting organs from the dying patient (that they might have deliberately killed), Saab, and will transplant the organs to the Chinese operation. All we do now is hang onto our Saabs while parts are available and service doesn’t cost a fortune. The value has been sucked out of the cars because of how horribly…[Read more]
My love of the brand is why I started posting and why I continue to. Can you describe how any of this has been good for Saab? And how EVs, almost exclusively for China, are good for people around the world who love Saab? I am respectful toward other members here—-we don’t all share the same opinion. Hopefully the moderators will continue to…[Read more]
Dagen: You know the answer to that. I know the answer to that. But the apologists will continue to crow about NEVS and look for a silver lining in this horrific cloud. It’s astonishing. I don’t know whether people really can’t see this—-or if they are just convincing themselves that somehow, there’s good news in any of this—-because they…[Read more]
Fuel Cells make more sense to me as “the future” than EVs. But all of this misses the point. The point is that they choked the remaining life out of “Saab” as a car brand. I don’t think these people will ever mass-produce electric cars, range extender or not. But if they do, it will be in China, probably not exported to traditional Saab…[Read more]
We can definitely talk about how GM held Saab back. But I think we’d be remiss in not also pointing out how much money GM did spend on Saab. It was a lot. It maybe should have been deployed differently—-but the fact remains that they pumped a lot of cash into Saab for a lot of years—-without which Saab would have died a lot sooner.
Brad: As a long time fan of Saab, I am almost ashamed to admit this, but I’m right with you on this. I don’t want to see them succeed with a plan that’s ridiculous and leaves the most loyal Saab markets in the cold. They turn their back on us but it’s not okay for us to turn our back on them? Wrong. I’m not pulling for them to fall flat on their face.
So then they’re not a hybrid. Just great.
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