- Weilai user data was stolen and blackmailed for $2.25 million
- Huawei and Chery jointly develop a car to compete with Tesla Model 3
- Weilai will release the third generation power station
- The new Civic TYPE R was introduced into China, and sold for 420,000 yuan
- Cadillac Ruige four-wheel drive high-performance version will be delivered soon
- Tesla to invest $10 billion in Mexico Gigafactory
- Musk: Voting on major Twitter decisions is limited to Blue V users
- GM President: Didn't give up hybrid, everyone has misunderstood electric vehicles
- Porsche starts producing synthetic fuel and fuels a Porsche 911 with its first products
- U.S. EV tax credit delayed until March
- Akio Toyoda: EVs shouldn't be the only option
- In terms of delivery, car companies have really worked hard.
Weilai user data was stolen and blackmailed for $2.25 million
On December 20, a user claimed in the NIO official app that he had cracked a large amount of NIO data, which involved private information such as the owner's ID card, address, and loan data.
In the afternoon of the same day, Lu Long, Weilai's chief information security scientist and head of the information security committee, confirmed the data theft on Weilai's official community and expressed his apology:
On December 11, 2022, NIO received an external email claiming to possess NIO's internal data, and extorted $2.25 million in bitcoins with the leaked data.
After preliminary investigation, the stolen data is some basic user information and vehicle sales information before August 2021.
Li Bin, chairman of Weilai, also apologized for the incident last night, saying that he would be "responsible for the losses caused to users by this incident" and "will not compromise with illegal actions."
At present, Weilai has set up a special team to investigate and respond, and report the incident to the relevant regulatory authorities.
Huawei and Chery jointly develop a car to compete with Tesla Model 3
According to late Auto, the smart car jointly developed by Huawei and Chery will be launched in April next year.
The car (internal code name E03) is based on the Chery E platform and is a benchmark against the Tesla Model 3. It is a sedan with more than 200,000 yuan, and the battery comes from the Ningde era. However, this car will not use Huawei's smart driving solution for the time being.
In addition, the smart car jointly developed by Huawei and BAIC is expected to be launched in 2024. Although the car is based on the Jihu platform, it will no longer use the Jihu brand.
Weilai will release the third generation power station
On December 21, Weilai finally revealed a little information about NIO Day:
Weilai will release the third-generation power station on NIO Day.
In addition to replacing the power station, what are the two new products?
The new Civic TYPE R was introduced into China, and sold for 420,000 yuan
On December 20, the new Honda Civic TYPE R was officially launched, with a domestic guide price of 420,000 yuan. The car will be imported into the domestic market through Dongfeng Honda channel and will be delivered in the spring of 2023.
Civic TYPE R adds a lot of sporty elements based on the appearance of the eleventh-generation Civic HATCHBACK. The most eye-catching, of course, is the red HONDA logo, followed by the large rear spoiler and the central three-outlet exhaust.
In terms of power, it follows the 2.0-liter VTEC turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine code-named K20C1 of the previous generation of TYPE-R, with 300 horsepower. The transmission system is matched with a 6-speed manual gearbox, and the front axle LSD limited slip differential is standard.
The red label Honda TYPE R is here, rush?
Cadillac Ruige four-wheel drive high-performance version will be delivered soon
Cadillac officially revealed that the dual-motor version of LYRIQ will be delivered successively from December 26. The dual-motor model is equipped with front and rear dual permanent magnet synchronous motors, and the front and rear motors and gearboxes are all oil-cooled.
Compared with the ordinary version, the four-wheel drive high-performance version will provide a sports package, and the power will also be increased to 375kW (510 horsepower), and the acceleration time from 0-100km/h is only 4.6 seconds.
In terms of software, Cadillac's pure electric IQ OS also ushered in its first OTA, adding IQ intelligent control services. The IQ intelligent control service can provide one-stop after-sales service, and car owners can enjoy upgrades such as luminous logos and grille lights through this service.
Tesla to invest $10 billion in Mexico Gigafactory
According to Mexico's "Reforma" news, Tesla will announce plans to build a super factory in the state of Nuevo Leon in northern Mexico as soon as this Friday.
The initial investment amount of the plan is 800-100 million US dollars, and the investment amount may eventually reach 10 billion US dollars. The factory will initially produce auto parts for Tesla's models and later electric vehicles, according to people familiar with the matter.
After the poll results showed that 57.5% of Twitter users wanted Musk to resign as Twitter CEO, Musk said he would change the voting rules.
One Twitter user suggested that only Twitter Blue users with paid subscriptions should participate in "major votes" related to company policy. Musk responded: "Okay, Twitter will make changes."
Another Twitter user said so-called "robot users" could be duplicating votes, which Musk said he found "interesting."
So will Musk still abide by the results of this vote?
GM President: Didn't give up hybrid, everyone has misunderstood electric vehicles
In an interview with Business Insider, GM President Mark Reuss emphasized that the company is not diluting its investments in hybrid vehicles.
GM's last hybrid model, the Chevrolet Volt, was discontinued in 2019, but next year, they will introduce a hybrid version of the C8 Corvette.
While automakers like Ford keep their gasoline and electric divisions separate, Royce believes it's best for them to "coexist" because employees can share ideas with each other.
As for electric vehicles, Royce said that American consumers have misunderstood this product and are afraid to buy electric vehicles due to the fear of charging for a long time. In this regard, Royce admitted that the charging experience of electric vehicles is still not perfect, but GM's electric vehicles are comparable to its gasoline vehicles.
Automakers are struggling to switch to electrification, but are also exploring other alternative technologies, such as Porsche's synthetic fuel.
Porsche announced that their factory in Chile has now begun to produce synthetic fuel, they will produce the first batch of synthetic fuel filled in the Porsche 911 to celebrate this achievement.
These synthetic fuels are made from water and carbon dioxide using the energy of the wind, which is why the project is located in southern Chile—there is wind around 270 days a year.
Porsche plans to increase the production of synthetic fuels around 2025, with annual production expected to reach 55 million liters, and to increase production to 550 million liters two years after the start of the ramp-up.
The plant has an annual output of about 130,000 liters in the pilot phase, and Porsche has plans to increase the production of synthetic fuels to an estimated annual output of 55 million liters.
Michael Steiner, member of Porsche's executive board for development and research, said synthetic fuels would "provide a nearly carbon-neutral alternative to existing cars."
In fact, synthetic fuel is not new, Audi has been testing synthetic diesel as early as 2010.
U.S. EV tax credit delayed until March
The U.S. government delayed rolling out detailed rules for a tax credit for electric vehicles on Monday after it faced strong opposition from allies in Europe and Asia who said the subsidy discriminated against domestic companies.
The U.S. Treasury Department said that the release of the battery procurement requirements that electric vehicles must meet, which was originally planned to be released by the end of this year, will be delayed until March next year.
They will release "expected direction information" on battery procurement requirements by the end of the year to help manufacturers prepare to identify vehicles eligible for the tax credit.
Are electric vehicles really the mainstream of the future? Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota Motor, raised this question. He argues that automakers shouldn't limit themselves to just one option, since it's not yet known whether electric vehicles are the answer.
"People in the auto industry are basically the 'silent majority'," Toyoda told reporters during a visit to Thailand.
The "silent majority" wonders whether electric vehicles should really be the only option for the future. But everyone thinks this is the mainstream trend, so they dare not speak out.
The rise of Tesla has made automobile companies around the world begin to pay attention to all-electric vehicles. General Motors, Honda and other automakers have set exact deadlines for the transition to pure electric vehicles, but Toyota still insists on developing diversified vehicles, such as hydrogen-powered vehicles. cars and hybrid vehicles.
Mazda executives have also pointed out that electric vehicles are not necessarily greener, because a lot depends on where the batteries are produced.
Still, Akio Toyoda's cautious approach to electric vehicles has investors worried about whether Toyota will fall behind in the future race.
But Akio Toyoda also pointed out that at present, alternatives to electric vehicles such as hydrogen-powered vehicles have begun to be taken seriously: "Two years ago, I was the only one who expressed this view."
In terms of delivery, car companies have really worked hard.
At the moment when focusing on compound experience, car companies have begun to involve in delivery activities.
Recently, GAC Trumpchi held a collective delivery ceremony for the Julang hybrid family in Guangzhou Lingnan Impression Park, and also carried out in-depth experience of various models through prize-winning competitions.
Dong Chehui also came to the scene and tried the Trumpchi M8 Master Edition.
The appearance changes of the Trumpchi M8 Grandmaster are very obvious. The front face of the "Dancing Lion" is covered with a large area of chrome-plated grille, and the headlights are very beautiful.
The sharp lines make the simple body more three-dimensional. In order to echo the headlights, Trumpchi has added vertical separated light strips to the penetrating taillights.
The interior is still in the familiar Trumpchi style, equipped with a 12.3-inch full LCD instrument panel, and what is more special is the rotatable crystal gear handle.
In front of the co-driver, the solid wood veneer of "Yunshan Zhushui" is added, which is very in line with the positioning of the M8 Grandmaster Edition.
Of course, the highlight of the M8 Grandmaster Edition is the independent air seat in the second row. The lower leg support can be raised as the seat is reclined to achieve a "zero gravity" supine sitting position.
The armrests of the two seats are equipped with an LCD screen, which can set functions such as ventilation and heating functions, seat massage mode, etc. The small table board in front and the large screen on the top provide a good experience.
However, the gap between the sense of quality and the brand premium seems to have a long way to go for Trumpchi.
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