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NEVS announced a plan to finish assembling 100 Saab 9-3 cars!

Saab 9-3 EV NEVS

NEVS said Thursday they plan to finish assembling 100 SAAB 9-3 cars that have sat idle on the production line of a Swedish plant since May.

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) also said that they will apply for an extension of their current bankruptcy protections, which ends March 2.

NEVS said the extension will give them more time for talks with an unnamed Asian carmaker (Mahindra) that is interested in becoming the new majority owner.

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“Even if we complete the talks during this period, we have to get out of the reorganization. That means settling with all suppliers,” NEVS chief executive Mattias Bergman told Swedish Radio news. “We think this will take time and therefore we will ask for more time,” he said.

About 100 cars were in production at the Trollhattan plant when assembly lines fell silent in May. Bergman said NEVS has been able to pay salaries and taxes for February with funding from the current owners.

Goran Aničić
the authorGoran Aničić
For over 10 years, Goran Aničić has been passionately focused on Saab automobiles and everything related to them. His initial encounter with Saab cars took place back in 2003 when the first Saab 9-3 and sedan version were introduced. At that moment, he was captivated by the car's Scandinavian design logic and top-notch engineering, and everything that followed stemmed from that first encounter. Later on, through his work at the editorial team of the Serbian automotive magazines "Autostart" and later "AutoBild," he had the opportunity to engage more closely with Saab vehicles. In 2008, he tested the latest Saab cars of that time, such as the Saab 9-3 TTiD Aero and Saab 9-3 Turbo X. In 2010, as the sole blogger from the region, he participated in the Saab 9-5ng presentation in Trollhättan, Sweden. Alongside journalists from around the world, he got a firsthand experience of the pinnacle of technological offerings from Saab at that time. Currently, Goran owns two Saabs: a 2008 Saab 9-3 Vector Sportcombi with a manual transmission, and a Saab 9-3 Aero Griffin Sport Sedan from the last generation, which rolled off the production line in Trollhättan in December 2011.

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