Monique, if nevs PR folks acted as spin doctors, they would at least give the illusion that something was actually being accomplished. As it is now, nevs just looks dead in the water…which I believe it is. Right or wrong, perception is reality.
I respect your enthusiasm, but nevs has had plenty of time to make every point you listed a reality. A real automotive company would have cars (new or old generation) in the market by now. Nevs has been a greater disaster for the Saab brand than GM or Spyker.
Avelik — honestly, how can you NOT think that nevs “management” hasn’t placed Saab in a bad light? What have they done right? I can’t think of a single step they have take that has been positive for the brand. Please enlighten me. I’d truly like to know what you believe nevs has done to further Saab automobile…and the development of an…[Read more]
I don’t understand why some people insist that nevs must use the brand name “Saab”, no matter the cost or consequences. Nevs = FAILURE. Why subject the Saab brand to this albatross of a company. Saab AB has NOTHING to gain by being a part of Nevs. Also, there is NO guarantee that nevs is “about to produce a lot of cars, for China” or any other…[Read more]
I’m glad that Saab AB has made it clear that nevs will NOT be using the Saab name. They are unworthy of this storied marque. Without the Saab brand behind them, nevs is going to have an even more difficult time developing a successful car brand. My guess is that nevs will cease to exist as an automotive entity in the very near future.
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Why would any company enter into a multi-billion dollar purchase agreement with a “manufacturer” that has no track record? Call me skeptical, but something just doesn’t sound quite right about this. At this point, I don’t know what to think or believe anymore.
Governments will not phase out fossil fuels. There is too much of it and it is too cheap. Governments can try, but people will not stand for their energy costs to increase at the rate this action will cause…even if it were possible. A better solution, that works every time, is to let the market decide which form of energy is best for the…[Read more]
Avelik, I see your point about a more diversified Chinese government/private involvement. But why alienate such a huge market segment (profit center) by not producing ice powered cars? This to me, over and above the problems I see with nevs’ investment strategy is their unwillingness to produce ice cars. I believe Jaguar, Ford, Porsche and just…[Read more]
I think its clear that their market is China — and the Chinese government will be heavily subsidizing nevs in their mandate for EV’s. Because of this relationship, I don’t think nevs is worried about making a profit because they will have the support of the government. This explains why they aren’t offering an ice option — they don’t have to. If…[Read more]
Alastair, what a cool Saab! You should go for it. It’s possible that the engine will turnover even though it has sat for a while. And 105,000 isn’t that many miles on the engine. I’ve had trouble finding some parts (turbo hose, distributor & a few interior parts), but they’re out there, I just have to keep looking. Good Luck!
Trued, after reading your posts over the years it’s good to put a face with a name! Restoring an old Saab is exactly what I am doing right now. I’m restoring a 1986 Saab 9000. All of my friends think I’m crazy, including my wife! But I love the car. It’s a one owner with only 92,000 original miles, but it sat up for many years. I am close to…[Read more]
Haha! This is the best laugh I’ve had all day! “puts Nevs’ assets to work…give…access to extensive automotive knowledge and experience”. What a joke.
Angelo, I feel your pain. I’ve little doubt that KJJ is in cahoots with the Chi-coms. Guess we’re just gonna have to hold on to see where this thing goes…but personally, I don’t have much faith in their success after seeing their track record so far.
With Dongfeng involved this could happen very quickly…even with Nevs’ involvement. Don’t underestimate the Chinese. They are out for blood and have a chip on their shoulder with something to prove. Once they get a toe-hold in the marketplace they will be formidable.
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