Saab’s New Owners Set Goal 120 000 Vehicles A Year By 2016

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Saab’s New Owners Set Goal:120,000 A Year By 2016

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The rumors about Saab’s have been greatly — at least, that’s the brand’s new owners say. to Bloomberg news. Saab’s assembly lines will to action this summer, and the hopes to meet some lofty production goals three years.

A full of the Saab saga is more for a tell-all bestseller, not a blog But if you haven’t been following at home, the major plot are:

In the wake of the Great Recession, Motors sold Saab manufacturer Spyker Cars  in

Like GM, Spyker had a hard making Saab profitable. 

facility in Trollhattan, Sweden was all but in mid-2011, and the company was shoved bankruptcy court because of its to make payroll and meet financial obligations. (Note: blamed GM for that.)

At the 11th a group called National Electric Sweden AB (NEVS) swooped in and Saab. Despite the name, is actually a joint endeavor Modern Energy Holdings in China) and Sun Investment (based in It was uncertain whether GM would the sale, since the Detroit blocked a previous lifesaving  with Chinese investors due to over its technology’s fate China’s loosey-goosey intellectual laws. It was also uncertain NEVS would still be to use the Saab name.

Apparently, both issues been resolved.


Bloomberg received a copy of a recently sent by NEVS to parts suppliers. In that NEVS details a few of the company’s for Saab, including:

Re-launching production of the diesel-powered 9-3 and convertible by August 2013.

the 9-3X station wagon to lineup later in 2013.

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Manufacturing a total of 120,000 per year by 2016. Though the doesn’t spell out how many of vehicles would be gas-powered and how would be electric, it appears the majority would be electric. 

analysts are dubious about prospects in the electric-car market and rightly so. NEVS’ goal of is just shy of Saab’s production of 133,000, reached in 2006. also significantly more the 107,200 fully electric assembled by all automakers around the in 2012.

According to Bloomberg, the key to NEVS’ and dreams for Saab lays in The country has an aggressive plan for adoption, including boosting of alt-fuel vehicles to 500,000 by 2015 (from fewer 13,000 in 2012) and by adding  recharging stations within 20 metropolitan areas by 2015. If sticks to its plan, electric could be well positioned for

Also boosting Saab’s for success: a $307 million of cash, courtesy of the city of  which it’s providing in for a 22% stake in NEVS.

Other could also lend a — for example, if Saab more heavily on extended-range cars than on fully vehicles. That, combined looming advances in battery could also help consumer’s range anxiety.

reserve judgement on Saab’s for now, but we’ll keep you as NEVS releases further about its plans.

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