Slowly but steadily, things are progressing in the Stallbacka. After all, everything is moving in the right direction, even if it could go a bit faster according to our wishes.
Saab manufactures 6 vehicles per day since today, starting daily with 2 vehicles in December. This was announced by NEVS press chief Mikael Östlund. NEVS has now employed 315 production staff. Further new hires on a larger scale are not planned at short notice.
The interesting question for us is how many vehicles can be produced with around 300 employees. Finding the answer will be difficult. Saab Automobile AB had between 1.100 and 1.200 workers in the production area for 85.000 vehicles per year - according to the 2011 plan. However, the production was considered hopelessly overstaffed, and it would have been economically sensible to cut the staff. In addition, Saab will initially only offer one model series, while two series rolled off the production line in 2011.
Then there are the electric cars that are to go to the Chinese assembly plant as a “semi-finished product”. The situation is therefore not really comparable. NEVS is also said to have rationalized and modernized in the meantime. So what is possible in Trollhättan? The answer gives us the future and it remains exciting!
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