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Nevs and Dongfeng tie-up for long-term strategic cooperation

National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB (Nevs) and Dongfeng Motor Corporation (Dongfeng) signed a strategic cooperation agreement on August 17, 2015 to achieve global industrial synergies.

Since July 2015, Nevs has started working with Dongfeng on complete vehicle development projects to enhance Dongfeng’s technical strength and improve Nevs’ own development capability. Now both parties have agreed to expand their cooperation from technical development to further business areas such as global purchasing and distribution network.

Dongfeng has formed several strategic long term partnerships with other international major car manufacturers including AB Volvo and as a 14 percent shareholder of PSA. Dongfeng Motor, with several JVs in China including Peugeot, Citroën, Renault, Nissan, Infiniti, Honda and Kia, is one of the world’s largest automobile companies, with an annual output over 3.83 million units in 2014 and 1.83 million in the first half of 2015. A long-term and stable alliance with Dongfeng [...]

Mr. Stefan Tilk has been appointed Vice Chairman of Nevs on an extraordinary general meeting.

Mr. Tilk has over 20 years of international industrial experience in the automotive industry, both as manager and as member of the board in different companies.

He has a Master of Science degree in Engineering Physics and worked as senior executive with roles around the globe for both Volvo Buses and Volvo Trucks. Mr. Tilk has also held Management and Board position in Geveko AB, Management Positions in ÅF Group and work with International Organizations.

At the same time the union representatives Ronnie Hermansson, Unionen, were appointed as the ordinary member, and Stefan Larsson, IF Metall, as deputy member of the board.

“I have known Stefan Tilk personally for a long time. I am thankful for his acceptance to enter the board, and I am confident that together with our existing management team he will further enhance the foundation for [...]

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (Nevs) held its project launching ceremony for the production and Research&Development joint ventures in Tianjin Binhai Hi-tech zone on 28th June, marking the start of Nevs strategic setup in China.

Nevs Tianjin factory will be focused on new energy vehicles with an annual capacity of 200 000 units. Nevs will have two global production units with Trollhättan factory to support the Tianjin factory with manufacturing planning, workers training and product supply in the initial stage.

Nevs recently announced two new strategic shareholders of Nevs from China with the city of Tianjin and State Research Information Technology, SRIT.

Now two Chinese joint ventures are registered, for Production and R&D. Besides Nevs the parties are SRIT and the It-company Teamsun, which investments initially will be 1 bn RMB respectively 200 MRMB. The three parties will combine their industrial and software engineering competence to co-develop future car connectivity systems.

At the same time the Bank [...]

To mark start of construction of Nevs’ New energy vehicle factory in China, and the establishment of a R&D-center, a groundbreaking ceremony will be held in Tianjin June 28.

The Tianjin manufacturing plant will be Nevs’ second global production base focused on EVs, initially for the Chinese market. Nevs’ research, development and production will be managed from its headquarters in Trollhättan.


Tuesday 23rd June 2015

As usual Tom and Margaret host this event at their house in Northedon, cost £5.00 per person.
Bring your own drinks.

Peaks and Dales Tour 2015

Sat 13th June 2015

Started at Windy Harbour,Glossop at 8-45am, 120 mile leisure drive following an interesting route calling at, Bakewell, The Pipes In the Peak, and afternoon tea at the Bentley arms.
Cost for two people is £45 which includes admission charges and afternoon tea.

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