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  • Tjalle kommenterade en aktivitet 4 år sedan

    Paul, Norwegian stories were a sideline – I admitted they are because of Norway struck oil.

    My message about NEVS having difficulties in recruiting engineers were a response to input from Romac and Red J, who claimed that the fact that NEVS were able to recruit engineers – so far about 300 – was proof of confidence in NEVS. I don’t think…[Läs mer]

  • Tjalle kommenterade en aktivitet 4 år sedan

    NEVS has, for some reason, difficulties to recruite engineers.

    It is on the news today – both locally and main radio ”Dagens Eko”, that NEVS is recruiting engineers from the oilfields in Norway.

    It sets the stage for interesting vehicles: electrical vehicles designed by oilfield engineers :o)

    Apart from that, because of Norway struck…[Läs mer]

  • Tjalle kommenterade en aktivitet 4 år sedan

    Red J, I fully agree that halfway utilised manufacturing and engineering is better than nothing, and we can see three years of that.

    Kai Johan is a shrewd businessman and managed to sell half his company to the Chinese, but that is not the same as that he and his non-automotive directors will support development of competitive vehicles, even if…[Läs mer]

    • It’s not being ”critical” to be honest. I am in agreement with your post.

  • Tjalle kommenterade en aktivitet 4 år sedan

    If NEVS is owned by China AND customers are state officials OR short term leasers, competitive performance is not essential.

    China will get help to reduce pollution and Kai Johan will earn money.

    The risk, however, is that the Brand is down the drain, so when next generation comes out in three years, nor rich Chinese or westerners will buy…[Läs mer]

    • Tjalle, you have good arguments, and NEVS has still to proof a lot, but what they are telling is that second gen cars build in Tianjin will be for the Chinese market and cars build in THN will be for the EU and US market.
      What will happen with THN if they don’t manage to sell 200.000 cars in China per year (production capacity of Tianjin) with 4…[Läs mer]

      • RedJ: it’s interesting to me that though, as you say, NEVS have to prove themselves, they seem to have attracted a reasonable number of good people (not exclusively ex-Saab) to come and work for them. We criticize NEVS, but these people must know more of the story than we do if they are happy to work for them.

        • That’s the main reason why I believe that NEVS is up to something

          • Is the economy there thriving to the point where people would not accept a job offer? A few years ago, I read what a blow it was that Saab was closing—-because jobs were not easy to come by in that area. I would assume if NEVS has some investment gravy and wants to attract more by hiring, people who need jobs will accept the offer gladly…[Läs mer]

            • Angelo, I can’t say for sure, but you have in the region VOLVO and CEVT, and then you also have all those companies that were created in 2011 from the engineers at SAABAutomobile you also have companies like Semcon and Combitech (engineering consultancies) that went fishing in Trollhättan in 2011, and I also heard from Engineers decided to go to…[Läs mer]

      • Red J, I fully agree that halfway utilised manufacturing and engineering is better than nothing, and we can see three years of that.

        Kai Johan is a shrewd businessman and managed to sell half his company to the Chinese, but that is not the same as that he and his non-automotive directors will support development of competitive vehicles, even if…[Läs mer]

        • It’s not being ”critical” to be honest. I am in agreement with your post.

  • Tjalle kommenterade en aktivitet 4 år sedan

    A couple of months ago – on this site – there was a description – in Chinese, but with diagrams – of current owners of NEVS, which indicated that NEVS is now, to 52%, owned by two state agencies.

    In other words – NEVS is now owned by China.

    That conforms with the INFO that first three years of production is a sold out- probably to Chinese…[Läs mer]

  • Tjalle kommenterade en aktivitet 4 år, 1 månad sedan

    Skill.

  • Tjalle kommenterade en aktivitet 4 år, 1 månad sedan

    Old SAAB:s don’t fulfil current regulations in the US nor EU.

  • Tjalle kommenterade en aktivitet 4 år, 1 månad sedan

    Program start up for Epsilon architecture – 9-3, Vectra, Saturn, Chevy, etc.- was in Detroit. Opel got responsibility for lead vehicle – Vectra – and hence final design of architecture.

    SAAB and Detroit did not like what Opel did, and made local improvments, which GM did not realise until too late.

    At start up of Epsilon II, an American was…[Läs mer]

  • Tjalle kommenterade en aktivitet 4 år, 1 månad sedan

    zippy – not only embarresment – also saved GM a lot of money.

  • Tjalle kommenterade en aktivitet 4 år, 1 månad sedan

    Four years ago I realised that my 9000 had come – close to – end of life. 9000 was developed for 17 years and 250.000 km – mine had 15 years and 280.000 km.

    I started to look for a vehicle that would be in line with what a SAAB could have been and two years ago I found one that is OK with me.

    It has:
    -petrol inline turbo six
    -8-speed auto…[Läs mer]

  • Tjalle kommenterade en aktivitet 4 år, 1 månad sedan

    Scania is in Södertälje. Scania ”invented” the use of modules – which is not the same as an architecture with e.g, fixed measure between front wheels and pedals.

    A top management which talks about mobility instead of joy of driving, will never support ”SAAB Spirit” kind of cars.

  • Tjalle kommenterade en aktivitet 4 år, 1 månad sedan

    The scetch of CMA is a copy of VW new architectures – which is smart- but not ingenious.

    I visited TT-ELA homepage and found an interview with the marketing boss in front of the new NEVS sign on headoffice.

    He claimed that NEVS is a better name than SAAB, because they will not develop cars but mobility solutions!!??

    How much of SAAB…[Läs mer]

    • Tjale, this whole modular scalable platform thing started at Scania in Lindköping during the days where SAAB and Scania were together. Currently SCANIA belongs to the Volkswagen Group, so you can decide who has copied whom.

      I’ve also read the interview with Jonas Hernqvist, and he did not say that they will only develop ”mobility solutions”. I…[Läs mer]

      • Scania is in Södertälje. Scania ”invented” the use of modules – which is not the same as an architecture with e.g, fixed measure between front wheels and pedals.

        A top management which talks about mobility instead of joy of driving, will never support ”SAAB Spirit” kind of cars.

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