Yesterday was a national holiday in Sweden and we almost missed a message. Luck who has good friends in the north who provide us with messages. Lotus Youngman had placed a high offer for Saab automobiles at the last minute and then - nothing happened. Four billion crowns as a bid and no response?
So it seems to be. Johan Nylèn, lawyer and spokesman for Lotus-Youngman in Sweden, confirmed this to SVT-Västnytt yesterday. No contact with the administrators after the bid was placed - and Lotus-Youngman finally doesn't seem to be there anymore. With this, Youngman would have lost his chances by eternal tactics and delayed money transfer.
If this is the case, and now I see everything in this thriller with a certain distrust, then there are only two options. The electric car consortium - or a big surprise.
Something more about the company which relies only on e-mobility has become known. Not only cars are to be built on the Saab site. The production of batteries is on the agenda as well as the production of alternative fuels. The companies in the orbit of Kai Johan Jiang are already producing both at other locations.
With these additional legs could stand a stable concept, which brings jobs and investment to Trollhättan. For the administrators a possible reason to give the contract to NEVS. We will see. EU subsidies are certainly safe in this approach. Anyone who wants to see Saab e-power on the street should take a look at the current contribution of Swedish television. This is again about NEVS, Youngman and there is a look at Saab 9-3 from the e-Power fleet. After all. At least that's what an electric car looks like.
The business section has gained the upper hand again in the last days and it is time that the story comes to an end.
Either way, because no clarity is still worse than the knowledge of a reality that we may not like in the end. Tomorrow is finally about cars again. With my friend Marco I'm on my way to the Saab center Mainz to pick up his 9-3 Aero.