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Swedish Police car made in the US retrofitted with SAAB parts….

June 1, 2015 in Classics

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Swedish cops drove for many years US made Plymouths. The ANA company in Nyköping imported them even before the merger with SAAB. The cars did get a fair share of SAAB stuff in them. Like the 99 high back seats from 1974-1979. Also the seatbelts and the door openers came from the 99 model. The pictures are taken this weekend at a classic car gathering in Stockholm. The Volvo is a pursuit Amazon with a suped up 122 Sport engine / 2 carbs. The van is a replica of the one used by the police during the infamous days surrounding a bank robbery with a hostage situation in the vault later on referred to the Stockholm Syndrome! But that is another story.

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Chinese “Jeep” gets a Saab Turbo engine

June 1, 2015 in News

Beijing Auto BJ 40 is to get a Saab engine according to AutoWeek.

Read the story in the link below.

AutoWeek article

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9-2x Affected By Subaru Recall

June 1, 2015 in News

The Takata airbag disaster now also affects some Saab owners. Subaru stated that among those more than 80.000 of their vehicles need to be recalled, including a number of 9-2x. The models in question were built between Feb 11th, 2004 and March 17 th, 2005.

Additional info can be found in the NTSHA Press Release:


Report Receipt Date: MAY 28, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V323000
Component(s): AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 81,100
Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

SUMMARY:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2004-2005 Impreza vehicles manufactured January 28, 2003, to May 31, 2005, and 2005 Saab 9-2x vehicles manufactured February 11, 2004, to March 17, 2005. The affected vehicles are equipped with a passenger side frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture upon its deployment.

CONSEQUENCE:
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger’s frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

REMEDY:
Subaru will notify their owners and General Motors will notify Saab owners. Dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 27, 2015. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Owners of Saab vehicles may call 1-800-955-9007. Subaru’s number for this recall is WQR-53. Note: This recall partially supersedes recall 14V-763 in that model year 2004 through 2005 Subaru Impreza and model year 2005 Saab 9-2x vehicles are now only part of this campaign.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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NEVS’ Activities On The Festival Weekend

June 1, 2015 in News

While NEVS are not official part of the Saab Festival next weekend they still decided to offer some activities.

On friday a couple of seminars regarding auto development and short guided tour through some of the lab facilities. The electric car will also be on display and drivers will have a chance to take a ride on the test track with a test driver.

More detailed info will be provided tomorrow.

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NEVS flying flags at half mast to honor Erik

May 28, 2015 in News

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RIP Mr SAAB.

May 27, 2015 in News

It is with huge sadness that we learn today of the passing of our dear friend and true legend Erik Carlsson.

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Erik was and will remain a founding father of the success and worldwide awareness of the SAAB brand. His legacy will remain with us and his name synonymous with the word SAAB.

On behalf of the whole SAAB community our deepest condolences go out to his family at this sad time.

RIP ERIK, you will never be forgotten.

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Press Release: Nevs grows with two Chinese strategic part owners

May 27, 2015 in Press Releasse

Together with two new Chinese part owners Nevs will establish its second global factory with focus on electric vehicles and a second global research and development center in the city of Tianjin, neighboring Beijing City and Hebei Province, three highly-integrated economic regions with a population over 100 million.

With the new part owners, Tianjin city’s Tianjin Binhai Hi-tech industrial Development Area (THT), and the Beijing State Research Information Technology Co., Ltd. (SRIT), Nevs has got two new strategic partners.

Tianjin is one of the biggest coastal cities in China and has significantly promoted new energy vehicles both in the form of consumer subsidies and official procurements.

The Tianjin city’s fast growing national level demonstration zone THT embraces a long history of automotive industry. Here is where the joint venture production plant will be built. This will give Nevs a strong foothold on the increasing EV market in the area and China, as well as provide Nevs access to the existing automotive supplier base in the region.

SRIT is a pioneering IT service provider owned by China’s Research Development Center of the State Council, and the telecommunications giant China Unicom.

As software services and connectivity as well as new energy vehicles are the major and increasing trend within the automotive industry, the cooperation with SRIT and its owners will give Nevs a unique possibility to place itself at the forefront of connectivity for the future. SRIT as a partner will also open up more opportunities for Nevs.

The first car that will be produced in the plant in Tianjin is an electric vehicle based on Nevs’ technology, followed by a diversified EV and portfolio of battery electric vehicles and EVs based on Nevs’ new developed vehicle architecture.

“Nevs’ focus is to produce high quality electric vehicles with China as its initial main market. The long-term cooperation with the development area THT in Tianjin and the IT pioneer SRIT will help us achieve our vision and our goal of a global strategic presence and is an important addition to the resources we have in Trollhättan”, says Nevs president Mattias Bergman.

Mikael Östlund
Director Communications and Public Affairs

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Press-meeting at NEVS today at 11:00 CET

May 27, 2015 in NEVS

NEVS has for a while been conducting dialogues regarding technical and industrial partnerships. The original business plan already called for strategic partnerships in order to create a more sustainable future.

Todays press-meeting will deliver two new Chinese part-owners presented by Mattias Bergman which is a significant step in order to deliver upon the business plan to create sustainable mobility through electric cars for the future.