We can delete a name from the list of potential partners of NEVS. Dongfeng Motors denied yesterday in Beijing that it was in talks with NEVS or had ever run such.
A problem or a setback? Hardly, and to be objective, the name Dongfeng did not come from NEVS, but was traded in Swedish press circles and then solidified as a fact. If the opinion of the Chinese is correct, the likelihood is high, then the question arises, who sits with the Saab producer NEVS at the negotiating table.
Mahindra was approached a week ago by the local newspaper for talks with NEVS and made no comment. No comment is something of a half-baked affirmation on takeovers or participations like these. There was no statement from Trollhättan today, just as NEVS has not revealed the names of the negotiating partners for months.
Who the negotiating partners are, so is still open. Mahindra is likely, Dongfeng outside, the second name so completely in the dark. From the Stallbacka came in the morning only so much: NEVS is still negotiating with two major Asian manufacturers, negotiations are going well. And you can not name names and facts before the negotiations are completed.
Anyway, I'm not getting the word of patience out of the moth box right now. Time is running, and she's running faster than ever.
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