- Model Y midnight cherry red unveiled at the Berlin factory
- Weilai Qin Lihong: NIO Day will release the new ES8
- Ji Krypton's new car spy photos exposed, positioning compact SUV
- Tesla denies Shanghai plant will temporarily suspend Model Y production
- Ready for Weilai mobile phone? NIO Adds Mobile Device Sales Business
- It is reported that Jikrypton is seeking an IPO and plans to raise more than 1 billion US dollars
- Skoda is considering exiting China, official response
- Volkswagen builds Europe's largest EV charging network
- EU delays listing lithium as a hazardous substance again
- Fred Vassell to take over as Ferrari team principal
- Nissan creative advertising: use ARIYA to shoot animation
- Musk: Lucid won't live long in this world
Some time ago, Tesla CEO Musk pointed out that the Berlin Gigafactory has the most advanced paint department of all Tesla factories.
Because of this, Tesla gave the Model Y born in the Berlin factory two new colors-mercury and midnight cherry red. They are more expensive than the other colors at 3000 Euros and 3200 Euros respectively.
According to InsideEVs, a new Model Y owner recently posted a real photo of "Midnight Cherry Red" on the TFF forum. Although his Model Y has not yet been delivered, Tesla Germany invited him to the factory and showed him samples.
This is the first clear photo of "Midnight Cherry Red" facing the world.
Weilai Qin Lihong: NIO Day will release the new ES8
Weilai Li Bin mentioned earlier that this year's NIO Day will have two new models released. Within two days, Weilai Qin Lihong revealed one of the models – the ES8 remodeled model based on the NT2.0 platform.
Qin Lihong said that this year's NIO Day will also bring a new version of NOP+, which supports high-speed autonomous navigation and battery replacement functions. NIO vehicles that support this function can autonomously enter the service area, find a battery replacement station, and realize parking and battery replacement.
According to reports, the Weilai brand currently has a 77.6% market share in the pure electric market of more than 400,000 yuan, and the entry-level brand Alps has undertaken the task of developing the market. The sales target of its main model is 50,000 yuan per month.
In addition, Qin Lihong confirmed that the Weilai mobile phone will not be released on NIO Day, and will hold a separate press conference for the mobile phone in the first half of next year.
Ji Krypton's new car spy photos exposed, positioning compact SUV
From hunting trucks to MPVs, what is Jikrypton's next car? Judging from the spy photos below, it should be a compact SUV.
The internal code name of this new car is BX1E, and it may be named Jikrypton 003 in the future. It is expected to be launched in 2023.
The front face of the new car is quite similar to Jikrypton 001, and the more vertical design of the rear provides more space inside the car. The interior is equipped with a brand-new double-spoke steering wheel, the armrest box adopts a suspension design, and the co-pilot is also equipped with a leg rest.
It was previously reported that the new car will be based on the same vast architecture as the Smart Genie #1.
Its power system can also refer to Smart Elf #1: 200kW rear drive single motor, or the layout of dual motors with 115kW front and 200kW rear.
On December 9, Reuters said Tesla's Shanghai Gigafactory would suspend Model Y production from December 25 to January 1.
It was part of a plan to cut output at the plant by 30% for the month, according to an internal memo detailing the production plan and two people familiar with the matter.
According to the memo, Tesla plans to produce about 20,000 Model Ys in the first three weeks of December. For comparison, production in the first three weeks of November was about 39,000 vehicles.
In response, Tesla staff responded that the news was not true.
Ready for Weilai mobile phone? NIO Adds Mobile Device Sales Business
According to the Tianyancha app, on December 11, Weilai Automobile Sales and Service Co., Ltd. underwent industrial and commercial changes, and its business scope added "mobile terminal equipment sales", "artificial intelligence hardware sales" and "communication equipment sales".
Regarding the Weilai mobile phone, Li Bin previously revealed that the Weilai mobile phone will be launched next year, and "the future will be like Apple, launching one a year."
According to a previous report by Future Auto Daily, the Weilai mobile phone team currently has more than 300 people, and the background of the employees includes OPPO, Meitu and Huawei. The new machine will be positioned as a high-end flagship, and the price of the highest configuration may reach 7,000 yuan.
Reuters reported on the 12th that Geely's high-end electric car brand Jikr has applied for an IPO in the United States, with plans to raise more than US$1 billion, according to three people familiar with the matter.
Jikrypton is seeking a valuation of more than $10 billion in what would be the first major Chinese company to list in the U.S. in nearly a year and a half, people familiar with the matter said.
Geely Automobile’s financial report data shows that in 2021, Jikrypton brand revenue will be 2.868 billion yuan, with a net loss of 1.01 billion yuan in the same period; in the first half of this year, Jikrypton’s revenue will be 8.828 billion yuan, with a net loss of 759 million yuan during the period. Since the establishment of the brand, Jikrypton has accumulated a net loss of 1.8 billion yuan.
Skoda is considering exiting China, official response
In an interview with Automobilwoche recently, CEO Klaus Zellmer of Skoda Auto, the Czech carmaker owned by Volkswagen, said the company is considering exiting the Chinese market and they will make a decision next year.
"The competition there is very intense, so we will consider our next steps with our Chinese joint venture partners." Zellmer said.
According to the CEO, Skoda could consider selling cars only in China, but not producing them there. Skoda now wants to focus more on India, he said.
In response, Skoda responded that the company had not yet made any decisions on the need to adjust its strategy.
- Rivian and Mercedes pause talks after plans to jointly build electric vans
- Faraday Future to unveil new delivery schedule on December 16
- Baoneng Group's 100 billion empire is broken: Yao Zhenhua's 8 luxury houses are auctioned
- Hongqi pure electric flagship E-HS9 debuts in the Netherlands
- The number of new energy vehicles in Shenzhen has reached 740,000
- Subsidiary of CATL acquires stake in Chery Holdings
- South Korea's new energy vehicle exports hit a record high in November at nearly $1.5 billion
Volkswagen Group recently announced that the company has joined forces with its subsidiary Elli to build the largest electric vehicle charging network in Europe, with more than 400,000 charging stations.
It is worth noting that the number of charging stations of the Volkswagen Group in Europe has doubled in the past year and a half.
But unlike Tesla's self-built super charging station, Volkswagen's charging network is not entirely built by them, but relies on the energy and charging brand Elli to integrate the sites of many operators.
EU delays listing lithium as a hazardous substance again
According to WSJ, the European Union's plan to list lithium as a hazardous substance has aroused industry concerns that this policy will have a great impact on the development of electric vehicles in Europe.
Last week, the European Commission, which was due to make a final ruling on whether lithium should be classified as a hazardous substance, decided to delay the policy until the new year, the second delay in months.
Industry experts say that if lithium is classified as a hazardous substance, those who handle it will be subject to additional safety measures, which will add substantial additional costs to would-be lithium refiners and battery manufacturers in Europe. The United States and the United Kingdom do not exist.
The EU's stance on electric vehicles remains confusing.
Fred Vassell to take over as Ferrari team principal
This Tuesday afternoon, Alfa Romeo F1 team leader Fred Wasser staged a "face-changing Sichuan opera" for us.
At 16:01 in the afternoon, the Alfa Romeo F1 team announced that the team leader Vassell will leave his post in January 2023, officially leaving the team he has been in charge of for six seasons.
At this time, the F1 official picture is like this.
▲ Wasser with a frowning face
Immediately afterwards, the Ferrari team announced that Vassell will serve as the Ferrari team leader in the 2023 season.
At this time, it should be accompanied by a smiling picture.
▲Wasser with a hippie smile
Wasser also expressed his expectations for the future:
I'm really happy and honored to take over the team as Ferrari's team leader. As a lifelong motorsport lover, Ferrari has always represented to me the pinnacle of the racing world.
Nissan creative advertising: use ARIYA to shoot animation
In order to promote Nissan's latest pure electric model ARIYA, Nissan decided to use it to shoot an animation.
Foreign media Insider recently released an internal email from Lucid Motors, which revealed an aggressive strategy the company is about to implement to recover the canceled Lucid Air order.
The specific measure is to make 14 rounds of phone calls to customers who have canceled orders to persuade them not to give up this electric car.
Preorders for Lucid's electric car have fallen to 34,000 in the third quarter from 37,000 in the second quarter. “Every order canceled by a customer is a failure for us,” Lucid said in an email.
After this incident was exposed, many people, including Tesla CEO Musk, thought it was a bad signal.
Musk put it bluntly on Twitter:
They can't live long in this world.
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