I would like to see a real car manufacturer (insert name here) approach Saab AB about acquiring the rights to the name. Personally, I’d like to see Tata take Saab under its wing. They could develop an outstanding Saab using their new aluminum intensive platforms — and I think they would know how to nurture and grow the brand. Anyway, I can dream.
There’s no doubt Chinese auto manufacturers have their eyes on western markets and purchasing western brands will help them get a foothold. But as for Saab/Nevs, there is no existing dealer network and this will remain a steep, if not impossible hurdle for them to overcome. I believe without the Saab name, this will be exceptionally difficult if…[Read more]
Europeans will deserve the electric cars their government(s) impose on them once they are mandated. I’m thankful that the Federal Government in the U.S. hasn’t dictated the types of cars we drive…at least not yet. It’s my humble opinion that the electrification of automobiles in Europe will implode just like the other alternative energy schemes…[Read more]
With this setup, there is no way Saab AB will grant Nevs the Saab name. This is a Chinese manufacturing and technology grab and the Swedish government let it happen. In my opinion, the Saab name is dead and those who think they will some day buy a Saab Nevs are involved in nothing more than wishful thinking.
Answer to the question “where is Nevs going”? They are going down.
Actually, I see Angelo as being extremely positive for REAL Saabs. Nevs doesn’t get it and I have no faith that they ever will. The market for EV’s is tiny. The only way that EV’s will make sense is in a command economy with massive subsidies, like China (read communism and we all know how that turned out in the Soviet Union). In the free market,…[Read more]
If Nevs only produces electric cars, they will be out of business in short order — unless they get massive government subsidies from their Chinese overlords. I think we can all officially say adios to Saab. I still don’t understand how the Swedish government could just let Saab die. What a waste of a great car brand.
saabdog commented on the post, Nevs applies for prolonged reorganization and composition proceedings 6 months ago
Nevs = losers…well put, Angelo. I am disappointed but not surprised.
saabdog commented on the post, Nevs applies for prolonged reorganization and composition proceedings 6 months, 1 week ago
Is the Qingbo news new? Are they back in with NEVS some how? And what does “triple JVs among NMEH, OEM1 and Qingbo” mean? I’m getting so confused about all of this…please help me understand what’s gong on! Thanks!
Yes, Trued, I remember your article. At the time, I thought it was a little far fetched. But I must admit, you were on to something. The stock options “option” may be a kind of back door way for Saab AB to be a part of the company without too much risk. It would leave Mahindra putting up all of the capital to give it a go. Looks to me like a…[Read more]
Doug — that is an interesting take about Saab AB potentially becoming a partner through stock options. I think this could be an excellent solution. I hope something mutually beneficial for all parties can be achieved.
Its the small players who are forced to be creative and innovative…I like that. Also, don’t underestimate them. Remember when Japanese cars were thought of as junk? I believe Mahindra can make Saab successful, but it is going to take a lot of investment, work…and some luck!
If the tech is in already in use in the market it can be purchased…its just how to go about it — and how much one is willing to pay.
I think “technology” for the sake of technology its beginning to get out of hand and becoming a hindurance to good & true driving. It should be out of sight and out of mind IMO.
Totally 100% agree with you Jersey! I don’t understand the stampede of people willing to give up their freedoms to buearocratic overlords who are only interested in their own self interests. Look around, the world is NOT running out of petroleum. The world is NOT warming to the degree that these pseudo/politically motivated “scientests” espouse,…[Read more]
If M&M go 100% EV with Saab, they will fail.
I would like to see the new Saab produce a premium small car to compete with the Mini. I would buy this. It must be ICE. I have no interest in an electric vehicle. May I suggest Ian Callum as chief designer. I hope a real auto manufacture is found that can resurrect Saab.
This “plan” is laughable. How can any other auto manufacturer even consider utilizing NEVS to build their cars when they’ve shown they’re not capable of building their own brand of cars…and they’ve lost their own brand name “saab” to boot! I’m weary of “plans”. It’s time for someone to step in and either shut this sideshow down or allow a real…[Read more]
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