IMPORTANT NEWS: National Electric Vehicle Sweden has agreed to buy the assets of Saab Automobile and the sale is expected to be finalized during the summer.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thursday notes from the media

Here are some notes from the media today.

As reported earlier today, the Swedish government has requested another investigation of Antonov to see if he is fit as a shareholder in Saab.

The opposition (to the Government) in the Swedish Parliament, is now putting more and more pressure on the Swedish Government to act. Yesterday the party Vänsterpartien, demanded that the Government act to save Saab.
Today the party
Sosialdemokratene, also expresses their impatients and worries and demand that the Government act.

Another thing the Swedish media has been eagerly waiting to see, is if Saab would pay their tax debt that was due today. And according to Swedish SVT, Saab has paid the tax. I assume that even if the factory is closed, the dealers have received cars the last two weeks. Cars that was produced before the factory closed and these cars now generate an income for Saab.

Vladimir Antonov's spokesman in Sweden, Lars Carlström, tells Realtid that he hopes for an answer from the Swedish National Debt Office today that Antonov can become shareholder of Saab:
- I have hopes that there will be an answer from the National Debt Office today. We have experienced that all parties have gone in the same direction.

TTELA reports that the car builders at Saab have also been given tomorrow, Friday, off.

If you want to read about something else (i.e. Saab cars) than the National Debt Office, Antonov and money, then I can recommend SaabsUnited with an article about Teknikens Värld's test of the Saab 9-3 vs. the BMW 3-series.

And if you like the Saab 9-4X, you may want to check out autoblog's photo gallery from the Dutch Autorai 2011 Motor Show. Here's a taste:

I will update this post with more news during the day.