Updated with Press release from NEVS
Wow that was a short Press Conference for us that only participated via www.saabcars.com and the live feed…
So what information did the Press Conference give?
NEVS CEO Mattias Bergman, talked a bit about what we already know in regards to the signed partnerships, being debt free etc.
He then went on to talk about the signed agreement with Turkey with regards to Epsilon1 9-3 technolgy.
Tiz nice to know that Turkey signed the dotted line to buy the IP rights for the current 9-3 back in June and that NEVS have manufactured a variety of Test vehicles for Tübitak. Variants of the 9-3 that we never got to see from NEVS like the Sport Combi, or in this case the BLS Estate.
But did this tell us Anything regarding financials, what NEVS will stand to gain from this sell of IP?
Eight bullet Points were displayed on a screen behind NEVS CEO Mattias Bergman:
- Product development
- Demonstration cars
- Production start up
- Supply and distribution
This will create synergies in:
- Product development
- Shared Resources
Hmm… How will the sale of the IP rights regarding the current 9-3 give synergies in Purchase? Turkish politicians have already uttered that they will have 90% of the parts made in Turkey… So in what way would NEVS stand to gain from that? Will Saabs be built using Turkish made Components?
Synergies in Product development… In what way?
Synergies in Shared Resources? How?
I´m actually stunned that this Press Conference went up as a live feed at all… What happens now is the media will make up their own stories and twist it what ever way they seem fit.
A Press Conference like todays will only lead to wild speculations.
Wild speculations from the media is something NEVS does Not need.
What we got to know today- NEVS will see to that a newly formed Turkish State owned car industry will get 9-3 based Saloon and Estate cars…
Come on NEVS-Give us something a Little more solid in regards to your Own Product line up and not a teaser of what someone else will get that many of us Wanted to have come from a Saab cars manufacturing NEVS.
You feel me?
A quote from Myself and No one else
I´m not negative towards the future of NEVS and future Saab cars, on the contrary I´m informed enough to go -“Yes!”, only:
I´m not into this tension build up and the following what feels like an Anticlimax
You make up your own mind. But Please what ever you do support NEVS and support the notion of a future strong Saab car brand.
TÜBITAK, (the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) which has been assigned to develop “Turkish National Car” and realize this important mission, has chosen National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB, Nevs, as the industrial partner for the project.
The cooperation has started in June 2015 between Nevs and TÜBITAK and future industrial synergies in terms of development and manufacturing shall be generated with this cooperation. In the short term perspective this cooperation shall put Nevs’ assets to work and shall give Turkey quick access to extensive automotive knowledge and experience.
Nevs shall also provide its know-how in the developing of the business plan and establishing of the supply and distribution chains to TÜBITAK.
Together with the new shareholders Tianjin and SRIT, the partner Teamsun as well as the cooperation with Dongfeng Motor, the cooperation with TÜBITAK is an important step in building up Nevs as a strong automotive company with industrial, technological and financial partnerships.
“I am very proud to have this strategic cooperation in place. Turkey will be a long-term partner and we will both gain a lot from this cooperation. With Turkey’s focus on electric vehicles we also see this as an important step towards our vision of shaping mobility for a more sustainable future”, said Mattias Bergman, President of Nevs.
Facts about TÜBITAK
The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, TÜBITAK, is the leading agency for management, funding and conduct of research in Turkey. TÜBITAK was established in 1963 with a mission to advance science and technology, conduct research and support Turkish researchers.
TÜBITAK is an autonomous institution and is governed by a scientific board whose members are selected from prominent scholars from universities, industry and research institutions. TÜBITAK is responsible for promoting, developing, organizing, conducting and coordinating research and development in line with national targets and priorities. Further, TÜBITAK is one of the key institutions involved in the Turkish national car project.