Exclusive: Saab Assets Purchased by Apple Computer

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Finally! After months of negotiations and more suspense than a Steig Larsson sequel, the story can finally be broken – Apple will seek to break into the car market using bargain basement technology on offer under duress in Trollhattan, Sweden. Apple is going to buy what used to be Saab Automobile from National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) in a deal that is set to shock both the electronics and vehicle industries. Speaking exclusively, Apple CEO, Tim Kook said the following today: There’s been a lot of speculation about Apple moving into this area and we can finally confirm that it’s […]

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NEVS Secures Debt Reduction, Clears Path For Reorg Exit

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It’s probably been seen by most of you by now, but for the sake of completeness…… —— Nevs’ composition proposal approved by Court The District Court of Vänersborg today approved the composition proposal earlier presented by Nevs, as the stipulated number of creditor’s votes needed for the court to decide in favor of the composition proposal was achieved. The number of present creditors entitled to vote, and those who on beforehand had approved the proposal and signed a proxy for the Administrator to vote for them, amounted to 98,2 percent of the creditors and 98,6 percent of the amount of […]

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The Three Worst Cars I’ve Ever Owned

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Last week I published a list of every car I’ve ever owned. This week, I give some time to which were the best, and which would have been better off as boat anchors 🙂 Let’s start with the boat anchors first, shall we? I’ll get to the three best later in the week. The 3 Worst Cars I’ve Ever Owned I’m a little torn as I put this list together. I’ve had great times in every car I’ve owned, even if some of them were a little….. junky. And then there are the questions about process…. What if there’s a […]

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My Old Saab 900 T16 For Sale

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My old 1985 Saab 900 T16 (AER-085) has just been listed for sale today! I sold the car quite a few years ago to a student from Saudi Arabia. He owned the car until last year (I think) when he sold it to another Tasmanian local named Lee. Lee has done some work to tidy up the car – new seats, refurbished wheels, a full service and new dampers – and has now put it on the market. I’m surprised he’s selling as he got in touch with me soon after he bought it and sounded keen on fixing it […]

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SVD.se Playing Chicken With NEVS and Mahindra

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SVD.se has a rather explosive article in its online newspaper today. Pingu raised it in comments and I’ve tracked it down online. Even when reading it via Google Translate, you can tell that this one’s got BIG written all over it. A tangent, if I may…. It’d be nice if someone’s reputation was completely trashed as a result of this story. It’d be nice if they were exposed, hung out to dry and rendered unable to work in their chosen field of employment ever again. Why? Because someone’s lying here. Either someone at NEVS is playing fast and loose with […]

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Every Car I’ve Ever Owned

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I was thinking I might do a post on the three best and three worst cars I’ve ever owned. Such a list requires a little perspective, though, so here’s the full complement of cars that have crossed my driveway over the years. It’s not as many as I thought it would be, actually – 25 cars in 27 years of driving. That’s not quite the one-per-year average I would have expected. I’m obviously not trying hard enough 🙂 —— Holden Gemini My little blue Gemini. I bought it for $3,000 around January 1988, three months before I got my licence. […]

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Video: EVO, CvK And The Koenigsegg Regera

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The Koenigsegg Regera has now been unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. I published some preliminary ‘facts’ and figures just before the initial launch and the confirmed numbers are even more amazing. I’ve mentioned before that my visits to Koenigsegg’s facilities in Angelholm were some of the most mind-blowing experiences I’ve had in my short time connected to the automotive industry. The mountain of technology that goes into Koenigsegg cars is almost beyond description and the fact that Christian von Koenigsegg is so down-to-earth about it makes this small company all the more appealing. EVO shot this 12-minute interview with […]

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The Koenigsegg Regera Is A Lot More Interesting Than Kim Kardashian’s Butt

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They said that Kim Kardashian’s champagne butt photo broke the internet a few months ago. By rights, the Koenigsegg Regera should split the darn thing in two. The internet, that is. It won’t, because the Swedes aren’t like that. But it should. I’m still waiting for a proper press release, but the first stories about the Regera are starting to appear online now ahead of Koenigsegg’s press function at the Geneva Motor Show. I’ve pinched one photo from Jalopnik. You’ll have to head over there yourself for the rest. The Regera, in dot points: 1,500hp 1,627kg 0-400kph in under 20 […]

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Shannons Car Show – March 2015

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It’s the first Sunday of the month and normally that means Classics By The Beach. This month, however, it meant the annual Shannons car show held at Rosny Park, just down the hill from home. Fine conditions early were tempered by light showers in the early afternoon. There was a great turnout, nonetheless. I missed a few hours of the show and some cars had already left by the time I got there, but thankfully a mate named Bruce was there earlier and has chipped in with some of his photos to complete the story. It’s a mega-gallery, this one. […]

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NEVS and The Gypsies

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There have been some speculations, rumours, tall stories and fables going around. They question whether [Mahindra] are still in the game negotiating for Saab, or whether there is some ‘old lover’ involved in the scenario. A story even came out yesterday about Saab AB having not had any discussions with anyone about anything to do with naming rights. What to make of it? Well, I got in touch with a gypsy woman who channeled the soul of an Indian snake charmer who’s brother lives next door to a Mumbai curry vendor. The gypsy then read some chicken entrails, had a […]

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