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.

Monday, May 30, 2011

200 Saab cars built today

On Friday last week the production at Saab Automobile in Trollhättan was restarted. Around 100 cars were built the first day. Today, Monday, another 200 cars were built. The normal building rate is around 230 cars each day. In other words, today the factory was close to full speed.

"It is going perfectly. We have produced 200 cars. We had a bit slower pace in the morning when we started up. We can reach up to 230, but 200 is quite good I must say. At four o'clock we stopped and we will start again tomorrow," said Eric Geers, Executive Director Communications at Saab, told Göteborgs-Posten.

He continued saying that at the moment there are reasons why this rate should not be kept up the rest of the week. 

Göteborgs-Posten has also had a talk with Ana Trollhättan, which is big Saab dealer in Trollhättan. They could report that costumers who have been waiting now show new interest in buying Saabs.

"Something is absolutely happening. There was a rush of people on Friday, but then the buy must be discussed at home and with the bank," Henry Ivansson from the ANA dealer said. "We feel positive. People are more satisfied and happier and then everything is much easier."