New jobs, but many question marks

What interests us about the development in Sweden? First and foremost it is the fate of the old Saab factory. That perhaps a tradition could have a future here, even if the vehicles no longer carry the familiar lettering, comes first.

Old Saab factory in Trollhattan
Old Saab factory in Trollhattan. Photo Credit: NEVS

After the arrival of Evergrande, things seem to be relaxing in the north. For the first time in a long time NEVS announces new jobs. The jobs are offered in research and development, but also toolmakers are sought. There is nothing to be found for the work itself, and it would be premature to hope for that.

Firstly, larger investments in the former Saab factory are needed and, secondly, so far there is no product in sight that could be successfully marketed in Sweden and Europe. With the 9-3 EV on Saab basis to go, you can save yourself. Because these plans have already been criticized in the Chinese press. Platform and body concept behind it - 17 years after their launch and beyond all Saab sentimentality. Anyway, the exciting question is what main shareholder Evergrande is planning with NEVS. Because the latest events in China ask questions about the long-term strategy.

Question mark - where is Evergrande heading?

On the 25. January founded Xu Jiayin a new company named "Evergrande New Energy Vehicle Co. Ltd." The registered capital of 2 billion US $ is abundant, and the purpose of the company covers with the 4 subcontractors the complete value chain for electric cars, research and development through to sales. On the 20. In February, the name changed to "Evergrande National New Energy Vehicle Group Co.Ltd." And it is noteworthy that all activities took place after entering NEVS.

Whether NEVS will play a major role in the development of the emerging group is not clear and remains in the realm of speculation. Because at the 28. February proclaimed Evergrande, in Zengzhou to establish a manufacturing for batteries and electric cars. From Sweden, Trollhättan and the plans for the "brand" NEVS and Europe no trace. And not a word about the factory in Tianjin and the production license for the NEVS EV.

Electric cars have a fairly short development time. Assuming sufficient liquid funds and competent developers, a finished, modern product can roll off the tapes in 12 to 18 months. Chinese startups for electromobility make it, Evergrande could follow suit. The now beginning cooperation with Koenigsegg, the start-up in China. A real strategy can not be read out yet. The fate of the old Saab factory remains uncertain, even if the clouds over the Stallbacka slowly disappear.

8 thoughts too "New jobs, but many question marks"

  • 6. March 2019 at 10: 39 AM
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    Bonjour. En résumé la situation de NEVS s'éclairci, avec un peu de chance nous aurons peut-être of the NEVS en Europe, mais je suis per du dans les participations et le reprises dans NEVS.

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  • 6. March 2019 at 10: 51 AM
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    Is NEVS not the only drama? Or does the company belong to the dead who live longer? I'm like the author. I only see question marks.

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  • 6. March 2019 at 11: 11 AM
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    The factory still looks impressive (at least from a distance). So much potential ...

    ... and for as long as none and even before so many years, so little production. Would be nice if somehow and someday would change again. Even if that had little to do with SAAB ...

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  • 6. March 2019 at 11: 20 AM
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    The NEVS with nothing so long to keep afloat is already sensational ...

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  • 6. March 2019 at 11: 59 AM
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    Let's wait for the beginning of spring ..., it seems that in about 3 steps, "something" changes in the company strategy ... 😉
    Whether the idea NEVS ever something, I dare to doubt. At the moment I see the way from NEVS to skilful takeover and handling ..., which of course I do not expect from the plant in Troll-City! There I hope for life and jobs for the region. Who knows what the "Spirit of SAAB" still conjures up everything ..., the Ing. Have always been able to think right there, lack was always an accompanying theme. Such situations let creativity grow! In this sense: Good luck in Trollhättan! 🙂

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  • 6. March 2019 at 4: 05 PM
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    It remains to be seen how the vehicles are made. With luck, the SAAB spirit comes back - an emblem with the words SAAB is not crucial here.

    My wish would be a nice hybrid fastback series (electric drive in conjunction with gasoline / bio-fuel) - exclusive e-mobility (socket) is in most drivers anyway not on the wish list.

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  • 7. March 2019 at 9: 35 PM
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    Sadly all I am a Chinese Company, using better expertise to design and make tools, etc for use in China ....

    Not much for the worker in Sweden, sadly !!

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    • 8. March 2019 at 9: 20 AM
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      And what happened to the trolls? Have they been chained and shipped already?
      Hope they stayed and are looking forward to work on Koenigseggs ...

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