There is a real big thing to buy in Sweden. A new Saab book is now on the market that tells the complete story of the brand from 1947 to 2011. The journalist Peter Haventon was allowed to use the archive of the Swedish Auto Motor Sport, to which he wrote new texts and shows previously unpublished images.
The result was 380 pages of stories about a unique car brand. Unfortunately, and you will have to live with that, there is no English version. A translation is not in sight, and I doubt whether it will ever come. A real reason to put your good intentions into practice and finally start the Swedish course.
The book is also available at the Saab Museum Shop, which you can help with your shopping. In addition to international shipping, pickup is also possible on site. A good opportunity to visit Trollhättan and the museum on the next visit to Sweden.
Tom`s Saab meeting on the edge of the Alps
Between Irschenberg and Mangfall takes place on 16. June a Saab meeting on the edge of the Alps. The organizer is Thomas (Tom) Hartmann. He has again prepared a strong program, with a mix of alpine hospitality and an exit through the beautiful Alpine region.
Registration is until 31. March 2018 possible, participation is free. The program of the exit is here for Download ready.
New task for Mattias Bergman
Mattias Bergman spent around 5 years at NEVS, most recently as CEO. At the 12 JULY 2017 he announced his departure, there is no successor until today. Since then it has become quiet around Bergman. Some appearances in Sweden as adviser to his former employer had to be reported, now he has found a new job.
Bergman continues to work on sustainability, now as a member of the Executive Board of Cleanergy AB. Cleanergy is headquartered in Gothenburg and has a branch in Beijing. The investors behind the company include the Wallenberg family. We wish Mattias Bergman every success in his new professional challenge.
Door handles from Trollhättan
Automotive innovations keep coming from Trollhättan. Inxide AB will supply NEVS with new door handles made of advanced composite fibers. The manufacturer speaks of a weight saving of 40% compared to conventional metal door handles.
Inxide AB is a small, innovative Trollhättan company that has been operating since 2012. Like some other startups, it benefits from the Saab environment and the wealth of experience of previous Saab employees. The new door handles will be manufactured by a partner in China and will be incorporated into the new NEVS electric cars that could be rolled off the line as of summer 2018 in Tianjin.