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Saab resurrected with electric forces

Bankruptcy and reconstruction. In december 2011 rolled the last car off the assembly line at the Saab factory in Trollhättan in Sweden. Or, it was believed, a

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Saab resurrected with electric forces

Bankruptcy and reconstruction. In december 2011 rolled the last car off the assembly line at the Saab factory in Trollhättan in Sweden.

Or, it was believed, at least. But then came new owners, and Saab was resurrected under the name of Nevs. Now Nevs reveal that it has obtained the license to manufacture and sell cars in China.

- It is an incredible milestone. There are no other foreign companies that have received this type of license, and it is a good sign that we are succeeding with it. The company's value has grown huge now, " says Stefan Company, vice-president of Nevs, to Sveriges Radio.

the Plans have been underway for some time, and Nevs-the owners have previously stated that they are already in the 2018 to produce 10.000 cars in China.

The first model, which the manufacturer will build, is the electric car 9-3 EV. As the name suggests it is a development of the old Saab 9-3 model, and in addition to the electrical forces and the logo looks like the car its predecessor on the dot.

Economic challenges, however, a spoke in the wheel on the plan, but with today's news it seems that the goal can be reached in 2019.

- We have been late to pay our suppliers and in an economically difficult situation, and therefore we have not been able to run for a full flare. But now the money paid, and there is a dialogue going on when we can get supplies, so we can get started with building cars, " says Stefan Company to Swedish Radio.

At the old factory in Trollhättan employs the new owners about 700 employees, while 800 are employed in the company's second plant, located in Tianjin, China.

After the turn of the year will be at the Trollhättan plant going to produce various components for the new Nevs cars. The components will then be shipped to Tianjin factory, where the cars are to be assembled and then sold to chinese customers.

In connection with the new license will Nevs employees to 1000 employees at the factory in China, while the Trollhattan factory in the first place continues in its current form.

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