As I write this, there’s only an hour or so until there’ll be a press conference at Saab’s main gate in Trollhattan.
The winning bidder hasn’t been named, but as predicted it’ll be NEVS – National Electric Vehicle Sweden. They’re apparently interested in building hybrid and electric vehicles and it’ll be interesting to see what, if any product plans they’re willing to talk about at the press conference today.
It’s not going to be an easy ride for NEVS. They’ll have plenty of interested onlookers, but how many of those will be willing to buy? They’ll have plenty of naysayers, too. There’s no bigger political football in the automotive industry than electrification.
Like you, I’ll be observing with interest. I hope they maximise the use of the resources there in Trollhattan. It’s a wonderful city and I’m sure there are still a large number of very talented people there. I’m just really pleased at the thought of them getting a chance to do their jobs.
And of course, it’s a new start for Saab! That’s a wonderful thing.
I have my reservations about their proposed market segment, but I’m looking forward to seeing what they’ve got planned. A Saab hybrid/electric will be the first one ever to arouse my interest.