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In The News This Week: Saab Is Apparently Not Dead (Again)

Saab 9-3 EV

Stories of the Week is that the company Nevs received a huge order of electric vehicles from Panda New Energy Ltd., and disclosure od specific plans and the first sketches of future NEVS models.

This news is set again in focus of interest of world automotive media Nevs-SAAB, calling these events “a reawakening of successor Saab”. This week the most media analyzes achievements of this Strategic Collaboration Agreement, and trying to determine the future of the Swedish-Chinese car manufacturer.

NEVS Saab  Vibration Testing

Here are some interesting excerpts from the media about Nevs business future (and Saab cars also):

  • Saab Is Apparently Not Dead (Again)
    Jalopnik – Dec 17, 2015‎
    It all sounds very ambitious! But as usual, I’m skeptical that the long-troubled Saab and NEVS can pull it off, let alone get cars on the road, let alone somehow get these cars in markets other than China and Sweden. But hey, you have to admire the resilience of Saab, the Car Company That Just Won’t Die! Shine on, you crazy diamond…

  • Swedish job boost after Chinese green car order
    The Local.se
     – ‎Dec 17, 2015‎
    The news was welcomed by councillors and trade union officials on Thursday. “This is of course extremely pleasing news for Trollhättan and the people in Trollhättan,” councillor Paul Åkerlund told TT. “It’s great that we can create renewed optimism for Trollhättan and the car industry. I think it shows that Swedish industry is able to compete,” said Anders Ferbe, chairman of trade union IF Metall.

  • Swedish electric car firm Nevs inks $12 billion deal with Panda New Energy
    Economic Times – Dec 17, 2015‎
    Nevs, which bought the main assets of the former Saab Automobile in 2012, said it will provide Panda with 150,000 9-3 sedan electric vehicles until the end of 2020 and 100,000 other electric vehicle products and services from companies associated to Nevs and its owners…
  • Swedish electric car firm Nevs inks $12 bln deal with Panda New Energy
    Reuters 
    ‎Dec 17, 2015‎
    Nevs, which bought the main assets of the former Saab Automobile in 2012, said it will provide Panda with 150,000 9-3 sedan electric vehicles until the end of 2020 and 100,000 other electric vehicle products and services from companies associated to

  •  China’s Panda New Energy places $12bn-order for Nevs electric cars
    Yahoo News UK 
    ‎Dec 17, 2015‎
    China’s electric car market is still small, with just 87,530 electric or hybrid cars sold in the first nine months of 2015, according to the industry association CAAM…

  • Saab owner NEVS to produce green cars for China
    Deutsche Welle
     – ‎Dec 17, 2015‎
    Under the deal, NEVS is to provide Panda with 150,000 sedan electric cars by the end of 2020, based on Saab’s 9-3 sedan platform. The accord also includes 100,000 other electric vehicle products and services from companies associated with NEVS and its …

  • Panda places e-car order worth US$12b
    Shanghai Daily
     – ‎Dec 17, 2015‎
    CHINA’S vehicle leasing company Panda New Energy has placed an order for electric cars worth US$12 billion from Chinese-owned carmaker Nevs, formerly Saab, the Sweden-based company said yesterday. It was the second order this autumn for National …

  • Saab Reborn as EV Manufacturer (Again)
    Gas 2.0 – ‎Dec 18, 2015‎
    The bodies of the Panda cars will be manufactured at the same Trollhättan factory in Sweden that the first “NEVS” Saabs were built at, then shipped to China where assembly will be completed in a new factory that is under construction. It is believed
  • There’s Some Real Money Being Thrown at This Saab Revival
    RoadandTrack.com
     – ‎Dec 18, 2015‎
    While this good news for Saab’s potential success in China, there’s still no word on when or if Saab will make its way back to the United States. Chinese-made, electric cars would probably be a hard sell in the U.S., but it would still be great to see new Saabs back on the road again….

  • Saab 9-3 to be brought back from the dead
    Motoring 
    ‎Dec 17, 2015‎
    A very limited production of the 9-3 was undertaken in 2013 at Saab’s former Trollhattan manufacturing facility in Sweden for the Chinese market before financing ran out but now, with the announcement of the deal, full production can restart…

  • Saab owner inks 12-billion-dollar deal to deliver green cars to China
    Europe Online Magazine 
    ‎Dec 17, 2015‎
    The order also included 100,000 other environmentally friendly vehicles and services to Panda New Energy, NEVSspokesman Mikael Ostlund told dpa. NEVS said the deal was worth 78 billion yuan (12 billion dollars). Panda New Energy, which is based in …

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