SAAB note: NEVS is looking for cooperation partners

The new owner of Saab Automobile AB is looking for cooperation partners to develop its product range. According to information from Dagens Industri, the Mahindra Group will assume this role and lead the development of the Saab 9-3 successor and the first electric car based on Saab 9-3.

Mahindra & Mahindra was last in a passive role, but was still present in the process. A certain insider, with whom I was in contact very often over the past few days, kept pointing out the possible cooperation with the Indians. He reads along and I admit that I was sometimes skeptical of his information. But he has now landed the second direct hit in a few days and I take my hat off to him in public.

Chapeau in the south!

Text: tom@saabblog.net

22 thoughts on "SAAB note: NEVS is looking for cooperation partners"

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    the situation remains incomprehensible

    On the other hand, it is quite a money destruction, the production equipment until the reestablishment of a production (for NEVS would probably happen in the fall 2013) completely unused stand around. It is probably not quite as much money burned, since there are hardly any staff costs, but it is definitely expensive. But what could you restart in a reasonable amount of time? a Mahindra 9-3 until then when the e-phoenix is ​​running and the equipment is sent to India afterwards ???

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    Ouch - that's getting worse and worse.

    They can't even build cars and then look for Mahindra as a development partner?!? They actually wanted to get up through Saab. Finally, Tata also develops Jaguar and Range Rover ...

    Well, the machinery of Saab is great and a modern factory. After the Chinese dismantle the steel mills in Germany and build them in China, why not the Saab production facilities?

    So for me, Saab is a milestone in history, like NSU and Borgward. In best memory 🙂

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    So I plan to buy a photovoltaic system on my house roof. I'll have a socket put in the carport ... (honestly!) I think the exit is good. And when you hear upper-class e-cars in connection with SAAB, I am not afraid of the SAAB future.

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      Basically nothing speaks against the idea of ​​“getting away from oil dependency”.
      But e-cars ... I don't know (nationwide power supply, old batteries = hazardous waste, old cars = electronic scrap = hazardous waste, charging times that are far too long, ...).
      And not everyone enjoys your luxury of having a carport with a socket in front of the house. I am a tenant in the city center of Görlitz, unfortunately also without a fixed parking space. But maybe I'll talk to my landlord about the new Saab situation. Let's see what he says about it and whether I might also get a carport with a socket. That would be a start 😉

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    Mahindra & Mahindra sounds good!
    And what does that mean?

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      A lot, dear Klaus. Everything is open and it is too early for a final judgment. Too early to say goodbye too ...

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        .... Saying goodbye doesn't work at all ...

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          well of the mark already, of course, I drive my car until it falls apart and then comes tank tape to it ...

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    If this whole association (NEVS, possibly M & M as well as SAAB AB) cannot agree on the transfer of the naming rights - or maybe this was not intended from the outset - there is something fishy about the whole thing!

    Then SAAB automobiles should most likely be sacrificed - at Volvo things are no longer going well globally.

    Big Swedish theater for the unsuspecting public - especially a pity about the remaining dealers worldwide and the many unemployed people in the Trollhättan region!

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      ... well, who should you sell the naming rights to - the situation is like this: NEVS obviously doesn't need the name, SAAB AB doesn't need it either and Mahindra doesn't get it (is just a kind of supplier to NEVS). In the current constellation, it is rather questionable and legally not really easy to “license” a brand name.

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      What's wrong with Volvo ??? Volvo is currently more successful than ever before in recent years. Did you ever see the admission numbers in Germany last year? Since Volvo is one of the absolute winners with an increase of over 30% and over 20% worldwide.

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        7.3 billion kroner loss in 2011. You can already speak of “it is not going well”. 😉

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    A ray of hope and something positive as it seems, in contrast to the still digestible diet of yesterday.

    But where is the point here? I had hoped the admins would do a good job, they would announce a decent result and the SAAB world is heading towards a calm and sensible future. But the back and forth will probably continue for now. After the crime thriller, it seems that Sweden is back to the thriller again ...

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    Exactly why only ???
    Just those ???
    Then you could have sold to M&M right away ???

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    Well, actually, it only shows that the startup NEVS is far away from a car production - both technical and know-how moderately and why they have been sold to SAAB remains a mystery.

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    The first sensible message of the last 24 hours! It's too early to write off history and we still have hope. Let's see what else is coming.

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      I agree with you. Will be very interesting, what opens up here for prospects. Importantly, SAAB continues to exist and cars are built. Let us look further positively into the future together with the new owner,

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    It occurred to me today….

    Is it already known how things continue with Saab D?

    I think that Saab D and Mr. Schuhmacher have been very strong for Saab!
    (even if that is probably seen differently by others)

    Wouldn't it be fair if that weren't "rewarded".

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      The contracts of the employees in Germany run through the Saab Parts AB and are not affected by the sale. The crew in Eschborn stick to it, which is good, and she is highly motivated and agile. Currently there are actions with the Saab partners and an article for this is currently being written.

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        Ah, that's nice to hear.

        Thanks for the info, Tom! 🙂

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    M&M is coming back, that's the first good news since yesterday 😉

    Personally, I believe that we will drive the Saabs in the future with biogas, diesel, petrol and electric, because only electric in my opinion is not mature for the upper class market.

    Thank you Tom for your effort and good reporting

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