- Mercedes-AMG launches S63 E PERFORMANCE
- Bentley Mulliner Batur starts road test
- Tesla responded that the Shanghai factory will take the initiative to reduce production by 20%
- Ziyoujia responds to "mass layoffs": the company operates normally
- Tesla's Berlin factory is exposed to difficulties in recruiting
- WM Motor plans to go public on the Hong Kong stock market through the backdoor of Apollo Mobility
- More than 70% of domestic dealers are unable to complete sales tasks
- Switzerland is considering restrictions on the use of electric vehicles
- Grosjean joins Lamborghini as works driver
- Volvo creative advertising: the heaviest safety test
- Musk says he won't kill himself, but could be shot
Mercedes-AMG launches S63 E PERFORMANCE
Mercedes-AMG has finally crammed a plug-in hybrid system into the S63.
This is the latest release of the S63 E PERFORMANCE, with a 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8 engine and a motor on the rear axle, making it the "most powerful S-class in history"——
The combined power is 791 horsepower, the peak torque is 1430 Nm, and the acceleration from 100 kilometers to 100 kilometers takes only 3.3 seconds. In the United States, its top speed can reach 290km/h, while in Europe it is limited to 250km/h.
Unlike other AMG models, the S63 E won't have sports seats, nor will there be Alcantara spread throughout the cabin. Instead, the S63 E still puts luxury first.
Even so, this is an AMG with strong power. The active engine mounts pioneered by the S-Class are hidden under the body, as well as the AMG active anti-roll system and various body reinforcements.
By the way, the built-in 13.1kWh battery can only bring it a pure electric range of 33 kilometers, so it cannot get a green card.
According to motofilm reports, the Bentley Mulliner Batur, a limited-edition 18-unit custom model, has begun road testing in Europe. It will complete more than 120 tests in the next 58 weeks, and at the same time complete a long-distance journey across Europe-departing from Germany, passing through Italy, France, Spain and other countries, with a total mileage of 2500km.
Although it has a W12 engine with a maximum power of more than 740 horsepower, Bentley said that its new design language points the way for the upcoming release of the brand's first pure electric model in 2025.
Tesla responded that the Shanghai factory will take the initiative to reduce production by 20%
On December 5, Tesla fell nearly 5% before the market. A person familiar with the matter said that Tesla's production cuts will take effect as soon as this week. They estimate that the move could reduce output at the Shanghai factory by about 20% this month.
In response, a relevant person from Tesla China responded, saying that the news was not true, and "talked about the delivery volume."
On the same day, Tesla released sales data. Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory delivered more than 100,000 vehicles for the first time in November, reaching 100,291 vehicles, a month-on-month increase of about 40% and a year-on-year increase of 89%.
They also said last time that they would not lower the price. (expression)
Ziyoujia responds to "mass layoffs": the company operates normally
Yesterday, Ziyoujia’s parent company, Martian Stone Technology, was caught in a wave of layoffs and was referred to as “coming out of business.” Many Ziyoujia employees from the Changzhou production base said that they had begun to go through the resignation procedures in batches, and the company planned to retire them all.
In this regard, Mars Stone Technology said: "This news is not true. We have not received any news of large-scale layoffs or bankruptcy. At present, the company is operating normally."
However, even if there is no layoff, whether Ziyoujia can produce smoothly still needs a big question mark. The only factory of the brand is Dacheng Motors’ Jintan production base in Changzhou City. However, Dacheng Motors shut down the factory due to debts, which led to the failure of production qualifications. This also forced the mass production of Ziyoujia NV. stop.
Now it seems that the Ziyoujia NV, which was originally scheduled to be delivered in December this year, cannot arrive as scheduled.
Tesla's Berlin factory is exposed to difficulties in recruiting
Since mid-June, Tesla's job vacancies worldwide have doubled, and the company is facing severe staff shortages, and its Berlin Gigafactory has still not been able to recruit enough workers.
Tesla's Berlin factory started production in March this year. It originally planned to recruit 12,000 people in Germany, but so far only 7,000 people have been recruited.
According to the former and current employees of this factory, Tesla not only has difficulty recruiting people, but even its ability to retain employees is declining, and experienced employees continue to leave.
Low and unequal wages in highly competitive German manufacturing, as well as inexperienced management, have led to a steady attrition of workers, both temporary and full-time, at the factory, they said.
WM Motor plans to go public on the Hong Kong stock market through the backdoor of Apollo Mobility
On June 1, 2022, Weimar submitted a prospectus on the Hong Kong stock market, but its prospectus is currently invalid and has not been updated. According to Hong Kong Exchange regulations, if the hearing is not passed within 6 months, the prospectus will become invalid.
However, Weimar continues to look for financial transfusions.
According to reports from the power plant, from September to October this year, Shen Hui, the founder, chairman and CEO of WM Motor, approached Guangdong State-owned Assets, hoping that the two parties would cooperate to build a new energy import and export base in Guangdong, and use this project to raise funds. State-owned assets to support, but unfortunately failed to do so.
Subsequently, Weimar made adjustments and planned to list in Hong Kong through the backdoor of Apollo Smart Travel. Weimar declined to comment.
Weimar's funding problems erupted in October when Weimar internally notified the wage cut plan, which began in November. In addition, Weimar's factory has basically stopped production due to default in payment to suppliers, resulting in the cut-off of core components, and the development of the first sedan M7 has also stalled.
More than 70% of domestic dealers are unable to complete sales tasks
According to recent data released by the China Automobile Dealers Association, 41.2% of dealership stores in China have been closed, and most of them have been closed for more than two weeks.
In addition, more than 73% of dealers are currently unable to complete sales tasks, and 61.1% of dealers have a task completion rate of less than 80%.
In the past November, the inventory warning index of Chinese auto dealers was 65.3%, a year-on-year increase of 9.9% and a month-on-month increase of 6.3%. The inventory warning index was already above the boom-bust line.
This means that dealers are facing greater operating pressure and risks.
According to foreign media news, the Swiss government is setting up emergency plans for the shortage of electricity supply this winter.
According to the draft, when the power shortage rises to a third-level emergency response, the Swiss government is going to require people to use electric vehicles only for necessary travel, such as going to work, shopping, seeing a doctor, attending religious activities, and going to court. Driving speed is limited. Switzerland may therefore become the first country to restrict the use of electric vehicles.
From the perspective of energy structure, hydropower accounts for about 60% of Switzerland's energy supply. In previous years, Switzerland would import electricity from France and Germany during the peak winter months to fill the gap caused by rising heating demand.
But power supplies are currently strained across Europe, with many European countries preparing for emergencies. If there is a problem in France and Germany, it will have a great impact on the electricity supply in Switzerland.
In principle, electric vehicles should not go out unless necessary?
Grosjean joins Lamborghini as works driver
Former F1 driver Romain Grosjean officially joined Lamborghini as a factory driver and joined Iron Lynx for the 2023 24 Hours of Daytona.
He will join Lamborghini drivers Mirko Bortolotti and Andrea Caldarelli in the GTD Pro class in the No. 63 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO2.
At the same time, Grosjean will also participate in the research and development of the Lamborghini LMDh racing car, and will represent Iron Lynx in the top class of the World Endurance Championship WEC in 2024.
I will never forget the fire at Bahrain station in 2020.
Volvo creative advertising: the heaviest safety test
Volvo has been a leader in car safety for decades, and now it's expanding its focus to include sustainability.
Volvo wants to tell us through this ad that roads are not the biggest threat to human beings, but climate change is.
Musk says he won't kill himself, but could be shot
I don't have any suicidal thoughts.
Last Saturday, Musk held a live question-and-answer event on the Twitter audio platform Twitter Space, answering questions from netizens about the insider revelations that Twitter deleted posts for the Biden son scandal. At the event, concerns were expressed about Musk's safety.
The Q&A event attracted 100,000 listeners. One of the audience members asked Musk if he was "suicidal."
Musk said that although he will not commit suicide, the possibility of being shot is quite high, so he will not participate in any open-air car parades.
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