@ 3cyl —
But how can anyone say NEVS performance has been anything but dismal? NEVS has made no effort at communications with the Saab community or the media — just look at their amateurish website. They have NEVER ran anything as complex as an automobile company, their business plan to produce all electric vehicles grossly misread the…[Read more]
Good analysis. My preference is for NEVS to totally sell out to a real auto manufacturer and take itself totally out of the picture. They have shown themselves to be incompetent and incapable of rebuilding Saab. Their plans for developing an all electric (or mostly electric) vehicle line up was flawed from the beginning. I for one have lost all…[Read more]
Does Mini operate on these volumes? Are they profitable with their product mix? I think Mini may be the closet comparison to Saab when it comes to volume & number of product offerings. Does anyone know if they are profitable? I think they are…if so, why can’t Saab make money with the comparable volumes and only a couple of models. I’m not…[Read more]
Come on, Tim — don’t be dissing the peeps that support SU. I know you’re passionate, but lighten up…and at least try to be polite. I think you’re a bit out of line on this one. Just sayin’…
Bring back “The Most Intelligent Car Ever Built”. Best tagline Saab has ever had. I place it on par with BMW’s iconic “The Ultimate Driving Machine”. Saab needs to go back to the basics. Marketing 101.
Hopefully the past relationship with Mr. Mahindra (and his deep pockets) can secure the Saab name. This sounds like an ideal set up for a Saab come back. This makes me somewhat optimistic that something positive is going to happen and bring Saab back to North America. I wonder how long it will take. Fingers crossed!
No. 9, I think it would be more appropriate to say the western world doesn’t need another heavily government subsidized, non-market driven electric automobile. If I’m not mistaken, the demand for ICE’s far, far outstrips demand for EV’s…without taxpayer subsidies.
Scand, I would say that the Swedish government’s influence failed on all three counts you sited: [ a) insist that the entity was sold ‘as a going concern’, as far as it could be, to preserve some sort of long term employment and industry, and b) Saab remained Swedish, and c) if the new entity was ‘green’ – then that slotted in neatly with the…[Read more]
I also believe there has been some kind of payoff or tip of the hat to make sure Saab was awarded to a “green” company. Something is definitely fishy about how the whole process went down.
I think it would make more sense to use existing platforms from a new owner/investor initially for new Saab models — then work on Phoenix…if it is still viable. There has been so much time pass since Phoenix was “developed” that I would not be surprised if it is still a workable platform at this point.
I think the only way to save Saab is for a major auto manufacturer to buy out the majority shares of NEVS (or buy them out totally, which I personally prefer). This will give the new owner the power to bring manufacturing, marketing and every other process under their control — thus saving Saab. This is no time for half measures. A real auto…[Read more]
Here is an article only a couple of weeks old from the New York Times that’s even more in-dept. Pure battery propulsion is not feasible according to Toyota. EV success is tightly linked to the laws of physics.
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