It’s extremely disappointing Jordan, and amateurish—but while I agree with you that this whole thing is “out of control” I must say—-none of it is surprising. Having followed this saga since NEVS was chosen to take over Saab—-it’s been one blunder after another, one misstep after another—doing what they shouldn’t do, not doing what they…[Read more]
You’re right—-they didn’t care about the site. That’s obvious. A 21st century company with aspirations of selling a product to consumers that would cost $40,000-60,000 and they didn’t care about their website and put something out there that was beneath embarrassing. I was surprised when some of us commented negatively about the website—-how…[Read more]
Does Saab AB have any issue with NEVS website still having SAAB all over it—-talking about electric vehicles introduction in China during 2014, the Saab 9-3 Aero back in production, etc.? Or maybe they realize that it’s just me and half a dozen other people visiting that site. LOL.
You make a good point that NEVS would stand to gain if the perception was that they actually have something that somebody else wants. I would love to know if Jiang/NEVS has the autonomy to cut a deal—or if some bizarre stipulations in his original agreement has strings attached to Qingdo or some other mistakes holding them back, making this…[Read more]
Red J: I don’t know either—none of us really know as we’ve really known nothing about NEVS for 3 years now. But one thing that comes to mind is that in a weird way, these rumors about Mahindra being interested in buying NEVS helps both companies even if there’s no longer any truth to it. For Mahindra, perhaps it gives the perception that…[Read more]
The basic premise that one company is interested in buying into or taking over another one shouldn’t have to “leak.” That should be announced, not leaked. This is totally ridiculous, how this saga drags on and on. “Leaks” should be things that we probably shouldn’t be privy to. NEVS has never understood the nuances. Incompetent.
Doug: I think Pininfarina might have been the studio that designed my Chevy Monza. Car enthusiasts do know the name—but the general car buying public has no idea who they are. The general car buying public has heard of Saab. So if Mahindra thinks the name is a substitute for the right to sell cars under the Saab name, they are sadly…[Read more]
Red: The other platforms you mentioned—aren’t they completed, with cars being produced on them? Built into the “ancient” comment is the fact that Phoenix isn’t done yet. To my knowledge, not a single vehicle has been produced on it and/or sold. So by the time it’s done, will it have set a record from beginning to end—-how long it took?
Yes, though I would think “resumes” is more accurate than “carries on with.” Right now, they’re dead in the water. They need to revive and it’s not going to be easy. There are forces, external and internal, that might make this almost impossible to overcome.
That’s understood Avelik—-but since a car has never been built on this platform and we don’t know of the commercial viability of it—-and it was started so long ago—-I’m just wondering what value there is in it. Things do change—-it’s sort of like a musical group trying to finish a song they started writing in 1988. It’s possible to…[Read more]
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