Hofer Powertrain - German technology for NEVS

Almost exactly 7 years ago, NEVS took over Saab Immobilien in the Stallbacka. It was without a doubt 7 hard years - with few heights, but depths. A difficult time for the still young company, for Trollhättan and the blog as rapporteur. It could now take better years, because for the traditional location in Sweden, a small miracle is starting.

German technology for NEVS

The little wonder of Trollhättan

The list of Vacancies Stallbacka is constantly growing and she speaks a clear language. The main focus is on developers and software engineers, as well as employees who can prepare the production. Around 100 additional engineering jobs will be filled in the coming months. It almost seems like a well-chosen timing is behind it. In Gothenburg, Volvo has been dismissing external consultants since the beginning of the year and is developing jobs in development to a greater extent. On Hisingen you have to save for the first time in years iron, Trollhättan, however, invested. On a smaller scale, and still very far from the old size. But this somewhat reminds the observer of times long past, when there was always an interplay between Saab and Volvo.

Employees, who moved to Hisingen at the turn of the year, are now reporting back to Göta Älv, where something big is about to start. NEVS main shareholder Evergrande has so far 2 billion € provided, the money also flows to Trollhättan.

German technology for NEVS

New things seem to be developing fast now, and the speed of recent months can be quite impressive. It's a little miracle, because NEVS has been declared dead more than once. Not only me, but also in Sweden gave the company hardly a chance. If it is true that those who are said to be dead live longer then NEVS is the proof. In the former Saab complex, the developers are working on 8 (!) New vehicles. And this Wednesday, Evergrande announced the founding of a joint Ventures with a Hofer Powertrain known. The drive technology specialist operates globally with 4 plants and 15 development sites. Among other things Hofer supplies system solutions for burners, hybrids and electric cars. 67% of the new joint venture is owned by Evergrande and Hofer AG is involved in 33%.

Evergrande will build another development site in China with Hofer. Above all, German technology makes you win something you can not buy with money. Time! Access to existing development capabilities and solutions shortens the backlog of other vendors, which is obvious. The announcement that from 2020 in Trollhättan cars are to be built again, thereby gaining credibility.

Tianjin will be further expanded

Another production has meanwhile come to a standstill. The start of production in Tianjin was primarily, as also suspected, a political signal. For the sale of the NEVS 9-3 in China was missing the necessary Licensewhat some Swedish media noticed. This should have arrived in the meantime, but the work still stands still. As our information confirms, the factory is scheduled to be upgraded and is scheduled to return to service at the beginning of the year with 2020 capacity of 200.000 units. The previous capacity of Tianjin was only 50.000 electric cars a year.

5 thoughts on "Hofer Powertrain - German technology for NEVS"


    “Having access to existing development capabilities and solutions reduces the backlog of other vendors that is obvious.”

    Once again factual, informative, probably ahead of most readers and at the same time journalistically neutral and unbiased. Bar of any opinion, bar of prophecy or prophetic presumptions. Tom would be my personal ideal candidate for an ARD director. This is how reporting goes ...

    What will or will not happen in Trollhättan, we will find out here in due course. Thorough, factual, critical ...

  • I am excited and very excited. I would be very happy for Trollhätten and the Stallbacka. A new vehicle off the mainstream from the Stallbacka would, assuming the design is right and Saab lines are recognizable, doing well alongside my 95 NG and the convertible. Maybe something will come of it.

  • Hi,

    It's interesting that Volvo is driving back, and the signs at NEVS are starting. I would allow the workers and the region around Trollhättan to be back in business. 8 vehicles? Maybe also new NEVS here! And who knows, should the products reach a certain quality, the name SAAB can be brought up for discussion.

    Greetings from Erik

  • Really exciting! On my next holiday in Sweden 2020 I want to see new cars in Trollhättan!

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