The what seems to be the never-ending saga of Saab‘s bankruptcy may finally be at an end. It appears that a deal has been struck with the National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), a Swedish-registered firm that made a bid late last month.
As expected, nothing is confirmed yet, but according to Swedish media reports, an announcement could come as soon as the end of this month. NEVS is founded by a Hong Kong-based firm that specializes in alternative energy along with a Japanese investment fund. The exact amount of the bid hasn’t been disclosed but it’s believed that it was willing to pay around $208-$250 million for the defunct Swedish firm.
The news broke when Annika Wennerblom, city manager for Trollhättan (home of Saab), said she had been informed that a deal had been agreed upon. But of course that statement was redacted later on in the day by Peter Asp, head of information at the Trollhättan municipality.
One thing is certain: There is no immediate future where we’ll stop hearing about Saab building cars again.
[Source: The Local]