Saab really is not like other companies. If other companies are in trouble, then innovations are the least to be expected. If you read yesterday's Saab press release, you will be alert. We are talking about the modular platform, that is the PhöeniX Concept, and a range extender technology.
GM has such a technology that is actually "Made in Germany". The development team was taken during the GM crisis from Rüsselsheim to Detroit and has now set off in the direction of Munich. It is understandable that I too would prefer Bavaria to the location of Detroit in every respect.
That Saab has such a technology and has applied for a patent is new. The combination of electric motor with a small burner reduces consumption by up to 75%. Perhaps conceivable as a green environmental mobile with E-XWD in a Saab 9-3 sports trolley or in the new small Saab 9-1.
The Swedish ambassador, who meets the NDRC in Beijing today in his Saab mission, should have good cards when he plays Saab's technologies as a trump card. Because the Chinese would be completely crazy, they would miss this.
Saab is surprising even in the crisis. A fully electric E-Power Saab is ready for series production. Not a rickety, spartan abandonment vehicle, but a car for 5 passengers and luggage. An electric four-wheel drive and now a Saab in which a "range extender" could be used.
Actually, the court in Gothenburg can not say "no" to the reconstruction. And the bureaucrats in Beijing should switch to high gear as soon as possible. Because it's worth it.