Once a week is time for some business talk. Starting in August, you want to advertise specific jobs at NEVS and from September onwards, there are plans. At least that's what NEVS tells the press in Sweden. The situation could be difficult. For one thing, in Trollhättan one is not enthusiastic about the consortium with the blurred contours. On the other hand, the initiative of NEVS does not solve any of the problems on the ground.
Because of the former Saab workers are still many without employment, about 1.000 are still looking for a job. And many who have found a new job commute between Trollhättan and Torslanda, where former professionals from Trollhättan are valued. But they would much rather have a secure job in Trollhättan.
The engineers involved are hard to come by. Most of them now work for Vicura, Combitech, Lean Nova or for a startup who is at Innovatum. There is hardly any motivation to change. The unemployment rate for engineers in Sweden is at current 1.8%. NEVS representatives have contacted the Association of Swedish Engineers. This welcomes the initiative and finds the development of e-mobility a good thing. However, the association can not help and eliminate the defect.
If NEVS would have a different name, Saab for example, and there would be a well-known company behind it - the willingness to switch would be higher. But that's how caution prevails, and our friends in Sweden still rate the investor with a great deal of skepticism. NEVS develops its activities very slowly. Which is normal because we are in the middle of the summer break. You had contact with the unions in the last week, you feel with suppliers. But very slowly and, as Swedish friends say, seems somehow very indecisive.
In the People's Republic, the China Car Times caught an electric Saab - or BAIC - on the streets of the capital. E-mobiles are scheduled to go into series production at the end of the year.
Back to real life and to our everyday automotive life. Hirsch Performance has many things that make our Saab more beautiful. Performance enhancements, for example, that let us experience the Saab Turbo feeling more intensively. Particularly pleasing is the leather interior for the Saab 9-3 or the Saab 9-5 II. With the high-quality complement, for example, by door handles or handbrake lever made of leather, the weak points of our Sweden disappear.
The availability of parts decreases and, and on the Homepage first articles are already no longer available. Hirsch steering wheels have not existed for some time, a post-production will probably not take place. Now dashboards made of nappa leather and carbon leather are scarce. Here, too, a post-production is unlikely, since with production cease in Sweden no blanks are produced more.
If you want to refine your Saab, you should take the chance. Because an end to product availability is in sight. Off to the dealer and order! Or use an alternative. If you spend your vacation in Sweden, you can visit ANA in Trollhättan and save money. A few Hirsch parts, directly from the production line in the factory, are still available. Including a few carbon dashboards ... the leather door handles should already be out of stock.
Dashboards and door handles were originally intended for the Independence Cabriolet and therefore do not carry the “deer” on the leather. But they cost a lot less and are somehow a tragic piece of Saab history for fans with background knowledge.
Pictures: Cina Car Times, Hirsch Performance