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COMMENT: 'Saab summer' sees suppliers fire warning

19 June 2014

It's all starting to sound eerily reminiscent of two and a half years ago up in the stretches of northern Europe.


COMMENT: FKG Annual Suppliers Forum quotes

18 October 2013

Last week (10 October) saw Scandinavian components body, FKG's Annual Suppliers Forum in Gothenburg, attended by 450 delegates. Grouped here is a snapshot of the day.


COMMENT: Has Scania scuppered NEVS Saab deal?

17 August 2012

Just as National Electric Vehicle Sweden's self-imposed - and continuously expressed - deadline of the 'end of summer' for its mooted takeover of bankrupt Saab was about to expire - along comes a huge bucket of cold water in the shape of Scania to liberally douse those flames of expectation


COMMENT: Muller hoping revenge is best served cold

10 August 2012

Well, guess who let that genie out of the bottle?

Latest interviews


INTERVIEW: Saab GB MD Charles Toosey

31 May 2011

Saab resumed production last Friday (27 May) at its Trollhattan factory following several weeks at idle as the automaker wrestled with supplier payment issues. Saab GB managing director Charles Toosey spoke to Simon Warburton about the challenges the enforced stoppage posed and the future now that CEO Victor Muller has secured investment from Chinese distributor Pang Da.


INTERVIEW: Lars Carlstrom on Antonov Saab proposal

20 April 2011

Sweden's National Debt Office decision concerning approval or not of Vladimir Antonov's proposal to buy Saab property in exchange for a 30% stake in the automaker is imminent. The Russian businessman's holding company - Convers Group's - director Lars Carlstrom talked to just-auto about why he was so bullish about the automaker's future.


Interview with Saab's Victor Muller

10 June 2010

Saab's new owner has told just-auto that the company's new business plan is based on modest volume projections to ensure a return to profitability, but that new products will transform the brand's image and prospects.


INTERVIEW: The Hallmark of rebuilding Saab's image

28 May 2010

Adrian Hallmark, the former high flying head of VW brand operations in North America and Asia Pacific, is relishing the challenge of rebuilding Saab’s battered image under its Dutch Spyker Cars control, despite admitting: “you may well ask why on earth I took this job on?”

Latest news


just-auto Plus only NNEV/Microsoft join over car connectivity

7 June 2017

With the vision in shaping for a more sustainable future, Sweden based mobility provider NEVS participated in CES Asia 2017, unveiling In-Motion concept of the future urban mobility solutions. As an important step already now to achieve the vision, NEVS’...


just-auto Plus only NEVS presents InMotion Concept at CES Asia

7 June 2017

At the technology show CES Asia in Shanghai, NEVS displays the new InMotion Concept for the very first time. This is not a normal car - it´s a vision on how we in the future can travel safe and efficiently through a big city, without owning the car...


NEVS launches city mobility pilot program in China

1 June 2017

Swedish-based mobility company NEVS is launching a city mobility pilot program with support from Tianjin Binhai Hi-tech Industrial Development Area (THT).


NEVS appoints new VP Product Strategy & Planning

11 January 2017

NEVS current senior director Electrical Engineering & Vehicle Motion, Hans-Martin Duringhof, has been appointed vice president of Product Strategy & Planning and member of the automaker's management team.


just-auto Plus only NEVS appoints new chief financial officer

26 August 2016

NEVS appoints Jörgen Scribe to new CFO Jörgen is currently senior vice president, chief controller of Volvo Group Trucks Operations. Jörgen has long experience from working both globally and in the automotive industry. His previous roles...


NEVS drops Saab as it establishes identity

21 June 2016

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) is to drop the Saab trademark as it moves to become a sustainable mobility provider.


just-auto Plus only Subaru US announces safety recall to fix faulty airbags

31 May 2016

Manufacturer: Subaru of America Summary: Zone A: Subaru of America is recalling certain model year 2003-2004 Legacy, Outback, 2009-2011 Legacy, Outback, Forester, 2006-2011 Impreza, Tribeca, 2003-2006 Baja, and 2006 Saab 9-2x vehicles originally sold or...


NEVS appoints Fredrik Ahlström as VP Purchasing

17 May 2016

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has appointed Fredrik Ahlström as vice president Purchasing from 1 June and will take over from Per Svantesson, who will be responsible for Strategy and Business Development as well as lead the Project Management Office.


NEVS acquires 50% of New Long Ma facility

13 May 2016

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has formally signed the contract to acquire a stake in the New Long Ma manufacturing company in Fujian.


just-auto Plus only Nevs Sweden to acquire 50% of NLM’s stake

18 March 2016

New Long Ma, is located in the Fujian province, and is a part of the Fujian Motors Group, owned by the Fujian provincial government. The company has during the last three years invested CNY3bn (US$0.46bn) in a new plant that today has a production capacity of...


just-auto Plus only GM US recalls Saab and Saturn with Takata air bags

17 February 2016

General Motors Co said on Tuesday, (16 February) that it will recall 200,000 vehicles of Saab and Saturn its former brands. This is part of a wide recall of above 5m units with the defective air bag issues manufactured by Takata Corp. GM said that 180,000...


just-auto Plus only Nevs names Michel Annink Senior director mobility services

16 February 2016

Michel Annink will be joining Nevs in a newly created position as Senior director mobility services and customer journeys. The position will lead the development and management of both an innovative portfolio of sustainable mobility products and services as...


just-auto Plus only NEVS and Panda enter into strategic collaboration agreement for Evs

21 December 2015

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (Nevs) and the Chinese company Panda New Energy, have signed a strategic collaboration agreement. According to the agreement, Nevs will provide Panda with 150,000 9-3 Sedan electric vehicles until the end of 2020. In addition,...


Nevs inks US$12bn deal with Panda New Energy

17 December 2015

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (Nevs) and Chinese company, Panda New Energy have signed a collaboration agreement worth RMB78bn (US$12bn).


just-auto Plus only SWEDEN: Nevs appoints Finn Johnsson to board

16 November 2015

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (Nevs) has expanded the board with Finn Johnsson, among else former chairman of AB Volvo. Nevs' part owners, the Tianjin demonstration zone, THT, and the State Research Information Technology, SRIT are also new board...


NEVS and Renesas agree new energy China deal

16 November 2015

Renesas Electronics and National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) have inked an agreement using the Swedish automaker's Phoenix architecture for electric vehicles and the former's technologies for new energy models.


just-auto Plus only SWEDEN: Nevs’ net sales up 2.2% to US$5.89m during January - August 2015

30 October 2015

Nevs' net sales for the period 1 January to 31 August 2015 was up 2.2% to SEK50.4m (US$5.89m) compared with SEK49.3m in the same period year ago. Operating loss of the company narrowed to SEK85.3m compared to a loss of SEK629.8m. Loss before taxation was...


NEVS appoints former Volvo Powertrain director

28 October 2015

Former Volvo Powertrain quality director, Maria Oinas is to become VP quality & environment at National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) from 1 January next year, following the retirement of present incumbent, Kjell AC Bergström.


just-auto Plus only TURKEY: TÜBITAK choses NEVS as partner for developing Turkish National Car

19 October 2015

TÜBITAK, (the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) which has been assigned to develop 'Turkish National Car' and realise this important mission, has chosen National Electric Vehicle Sweden, NEVS, as the industrial partner for the...


NEVS debt free after paying creditors

9 September 2015

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) says it is now debt free after making the second and last payment to 106 creditors today (9 September) of SEK231m (US$27.4m).


just-auto Plus only SWEDEN: Nevs appoints Anette Johansson as VP human resource

2 September 2015

Anette Johansson is appointed as the new vice president human resources of Nevs. Anette's recent assignment was HR head of negotiation at Göteborg Energi and prior to that, she held various HR consultant positions such as HR director for...


GM expands 2014 headlight recall

20 August 2015

General Motors has expanded a 2014 headlight recall to include another 180,000 vehicles in the US and Canada.


NEVS inks synergy deal with Dongfeng

17 August 2015

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) and Dongfeng (DFM) have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to achieve what they refer to as global industrial synergies.


just-auto Plus only SWEDEN: Nevs appoints Stefan Tilk as vice chairman

3 July 2015

Stefan Tilk has been appointed vice chairman of Nevs on an extraordinary general meeting. Tilk has over 20 years of international industrial experience in the automotive industry, both as manager and as member of the board in different companies. He has a...


NEVS launches R&D-production joint venture

29 June 2015

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) says it held what it describes as its project launching ceremony for the production as well as R&D joint ventures in Tianjin Binhai Hi-tech zone yesterday (28 June), marking the start of NEVS' set-up in China.


NEVS still talking with potential partners

2 June 2015

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) says it still remains in discussion with two potential Asian partners to become a main owner, despite securing fresh investment from China.


NEVS mulls Trollhättan business plan

1 June 2015

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) says it is still mulling the future business plan for production in Trollhättan as it announced plans to construct a second factory in China with new investment.


Tianjin to inject US$200m into NEVS factory

29 May 2015

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) says new 'part-owner' Tianjin Binhai Hi-tech Industrial Development Area (THT) will plough US$200m into the Swedish automaker as it looks to build a new factory in China within two years for its EV breakthrough.


just-auto Plus only CHINA: Beijing Auto to unveil BJ40 2.0T in September

29 May 2015

Beijing Auto plans to add a Saab-developed 204hp/280nm 2.0 turbo engine to its BJ40. The BJ40 2.0T, which will be priced from CNY175,000 (US$28,563), is expected to be unveiled in September at the Chengdu Auto Show, CarNewsChina.com reported.


NEVS to build new factory with two 'part-owners'

27 May 2015

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) says it has secured two new 'part owners' to establish a Chinese factory in Tianjin, although it is as yet unclear what exact structure the operation will have.

Saab Automobile AB news

just-auto Plus only NNEV/Microsoft join over car connectivity

7 June 2017

With the vision in shaping for a more sustainable future, Sweden based mobility provider NEVS par...


just-auto Plus only NEVS presents InMotion Concept at CES Asia

7 June 2017

At the technology show CES Asia in Shanghai, NEVS displays the new InMotion Concept for the very...


NEVS launches city mobility pilot program in China

1 June 2017

Swedish-based mobility company NEVS is launching a city mobility pilot program with support from...


NEVS appoints new VP Product Strategy & Planning

11 January 2017

NEVS current senior director Electrical Engineering & Vehicle Motion, Hans-Martin Duringhof,...


just-auto Plus only NEVS appoints new chief financial officer

26 August 2016

NEVS appoints Jörgen Scribe to new CFO Jörgen is currently senior vice president, ch...


NEVS drops Saab as it establishes identity

21 June 2016

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) is to drop the Saab trademark as it moves to become a sus...



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