The announcement of the Lebanese EV Electra’s acquisition of the Emily GT and PONS projects from NEVS has elicited a spectrum of reactions in the days following the news. While many herald this as a success story, it has not been without its share of skepticism and negative sentiments, some tinged with sarcasm and even racial undertones.
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Addressing the Skeptics: A Statement from Jihad Mohammad
In response to these mixed reactions, Jihad Mohammad, the head of EV Electra, addressed the public with a blend of humor and assurance. He humorously acknowledged a sarcastic comment about his ability to produce cars like Saab, stating, “I assure everyone I won’t be making any cars. I don’t know how to hold a screwdriver.” This light-hearted response underlines his role as a leader rather than a hands-on car maker.
Leadership and Delegation: The Strategy of EV Electra
Jihad emphasizes his role as the orchestrator of the company’s vision, leaving the technical and manufacturing aspects to the professionals in Trollhättan. He asserts that his job is solely to lead, without delving into technical decisions without the counsel of his trusted team of engineers, whom many met at the expo. This approach highlights the importance of team collaboration and expertise in driving the company’s ambitions.
A Message of Confidence and Anticipation
From his unique position as a Palestinian entrepreneur in a global industry, Jihad sends a message of confidence and anticipation to the audience: “Relax and enjoy watching how we rise.” This statement encapsulates his vision for EV Electra and its new ventures, signaling a hopeful and exciting future for the company and the legacy of NEVS’ projects.
A New Chapter Unfolds
As the dust settles on the initial announcement, the automotive world watches with keen interest to see how EV Electra will navigate this new chapter. With a leader who brings a mix of wit, confidence, and reliance on a skilled team, the future of the Emily GT and PONS projects under EV Electra’s stewardship seems to be heading towards a path of innovative growth and renewed enthusiasm.