- Tesla hikes U.S. Model Y price
- FF announced that it has reached 135 million US dollars in financing, mass production in March
- BMW i4 owners receive a notification: the car cannot be upgraded when parked on a steep slope
- It is rumored that Wang Jun, the Huawei car BU, was suspended, and Yu Chengdong was in charge of the business alone
- Li Auto's "deduction of year-end bonus" led to the loss of personnel from multiple departments
- Musk wins lawsuit to take Tesla private
- Ferrari's compressed air injection patent exposed
- Beijing resumes restrictions on motor vehicle tail number from 13th
- Weilai mobile phone has begun to draw the first batch of internal test places in the country
- 124,000 Porsche Panamera buyers speak out
On February 5th, Tesla’s U.S. official website showed that the starting price of the Model Y long-range version was raised by $2,000 to $54,990 (approximately $372,400), while the high-performance version was raised by $1,000 to $57,990. US dollars (approximately 392,800 yuan).
The price adjustment is only three weeks away from the last price reduction. The reason for the price adjustment may be related to the adjustment of the US Treasury Department’s tax rebate policy for electric vehicles. Musk also said on the company's quarterly earnings call last week that the price cuts had led to a surge in demand, and that Tesla "has actually raised the price of the Model Y slightly to account for that."
Some analysts believe that the reason why Tesla raised the price of Model Y is because the sales of Model 3 were squeezed by similarly priced Model Y. Therefore, raising the price of Model Y and lowering the price of Model 3 is an inevitable result.
At noon on February 6, Faraday Future (FF) published an article titled "FF announces $135 million in financing, which will fully meet the funds required to achieve the FF 91 Futurist mass production milestone in March 2023".
After reading the title, you know what happened.
In the tweet, Faraday Future announced a series of financing agreements, as well as important amendments to the warrant terms in the original FF secured financing agreement.
Of the aforementioned $135 million, $80 million will arrive within 10 business days, and the remaining funds will arrive within 5 business days after the relevant conditions are met or waived.
Faraday Future expects to start mass production of the salable FF 91 Futurist at the end of March 2023, and the new car will roll off the assembly line in early April and be delivered before the end of April.
In addition, the company announced that it will hold an extraordinary general meeting on February 28.
Enough money to build a car, but whether to actually build it? The general meeting of shareholders will tell you.
BMW i4 owners receive a notification: the car cannot be upgraded when parked on a steep slope
BWM i4 owner Clare Eliza recently received a system notification:
"The road surface is too steep to start the update process. Please park the vehicle in a flat area before updating." That is to say, when the BWM i4 is parked on a steep slope, the system update cannot be performed.
In this regard, a BMW spokesperson said that the BMW i4 is equipped with various sensors such as pitch, yaw, lateral and longitudinal acceleration and deceleration, and the vehicle can detect whether it is parked on a flat road by itself.
As for the "unable to upgrade" mentioned by the user, it is a safety precaution to prevent the vehicle from slipping when upgrading.
It is rumored that Wang Jun, the Huawei car BU, was suspended, and Yu Chengdong was in charge of the business alone
According to the news on February 5, according to the HiEV Garlic Car Research Institute, Huawei’s smart car solution BU has recently ushered in a number of personnel adjustments. The car BU COO and the president of the smart driving solution product line Wang Jun have been suspended. car business.
Many Huawei insiders and original car BU employees believe that this has something to do with the Hi mode of the car BU and the poor progress of the auto parts business after Yu Chengdong took over the car BU. According to reports, the Hi mode had a lot of friction with Beiqi Polar Fox, which led to a one-year delay in the launch of the Polar Fox Alpha S Hi version.
Huawei's auto business has always had three business lines, one is a pure parts supplier; the other is Huawei's Hi model, which packs the main content including smart driving and smart cabins into the car. The current partner is Beiqiji Fox, Changan Avita and Guangzhou Automobile; another business line is Huawei Zhixuan led by Yu Chengdong.
At present, Huawei has not yet responded to the rumor.
Li Auto's "deduction of year-end bonus" led to the loss of personnel from multiple departments
Last week, an ideal car employee exposed the problem of ideal car "declaring the number one sales volume to the outside world, but internally telling employees that the sales volume is not up to the standard, and the year-end bonus is discounted".
According to Jiemian News, many insiders of Ideal Auto revealed that all employees’ year-end bonuses in 2022 are not as good as before.
In the past, Li Auto's year-end bonus was usually 2-4 months' salary. The halving of the year-end bonus this time may be the direct reason why some Li Auto employees choose to change jobs after the year.
Not only that, Leifeng.com reported that the red envelope for the start of ideal car in 2023 is only a 100 yuan coffee voucher. Another ideal car employee told the media that in the first year of work, employees in various departments such as automatic driving, smart cockpit, chassis, and procurement have left.
According to statistics, in 2022, Li Auto will deliver a total of 133,200 vehicles throughout the year, only completing 78.38% of the sales target of 170,000 vehicles.
In some respects, there is truth in the adage that "to fight against the outside world, we must first secure the inside."
A U.S. jury ruled on February 3 that Tesla CEO Elon Musk and his company were not liable for misleading investors, Reuters reported.
Musk tweeted in August 2018 that he was considering taking the company private at a price of $420 per share (currently about 2,827 yuan), a premium of about 23% from the previous day’s closing price, and that “funds are in place.”
Tesla shareholders claim that it was the tweet that misled them. Tesla stock soared after the tweet, but then fell again after August 17, 2018, as it became clear that the acquisition was not going to happen.
According to data provided by Tesla shareholders, Musk’s tweets have caused investors as much as $12 billion (currently about 80.76 billion yuan) in losses.
In this regard, Musk said that the necessary financing had been arranged at that time, including the verbal commitment of Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund Public Investment Fund, but the fund later reneged on its own commitment.
Ferrari's compressed air injection patent exposed
A recently published patent shows that Ferrari is working on a "gas thruster" for even greater performance.
The patent description mentions that the system includes multiple propulsion devices, each of which has five nozzles, which can discharge high-pressure air in a timely manner, providing stronger braking force and stronger cornering performance.
In addition, the propulsion device under the car can also increase the flow speed of the air under the car, and the resulting ground effect can add a lot of downforce to the car.
Ferrari says the high-pressure units exhausted by these propulsion units come from four high-pressure tanks that the vehicle is able to automatically refill when braking. In addition, this system will only add 40-45kg of weight, which will not cause too much negative impact in terms of weight.
High…high intelligence equation?
Beijing resumes restrictions on motor vehicle tail number from 13th
According to the Beijing Daily, the 13th of this month is the first day of school for primary and secondary schools. The demand for commuting and commuting to school is superimposed, and the traffic pressure is increasing. In order to reduce pressure, Beijing will restore the traffic restriction measures for motor vehicle tail numbers from February 13. The traffic restriction time is from 7:00 to 20:00, and the range is within the Fifth Ring Road (excluding the Fifth Ring Road).
The current restriction period of the tail number is from January 2 to April 2, 2023. The motor vehicle license plate tail numbers that are restricted from Monday to Friday are: 5 and 0, 1 and 6, 2 and 7, 3 and 8, 4 and 9 .
In addition, Beijing public transport and subway will also make every effort to ensure the travel of citizens through measures such as increasing transport capacity and extending operating hours.
According to news on February 4, according to Weibo blogger @德排爱车车, Weilai has begun to draw the first batch of places for internal testing of Weilai mobile phones in the country in recent city activities.
Previously, Weilai co-founder and president Qin Lihong once said that the Weilai mobile phone is expected to be officially launched in the third quarter of this year, and consumers will most likely be able to see the Weilai mobile phone before the National Day.
It is emphasized that the Weilai mobile phone system will "resolutely avoid advertising", and the goal is to become the system that works best with the car.
124,000 Porsche Panamera buyers speak out
Dong Chehui mentioned in a report in January that due to an execution error, the Yinchuan Porsche Center launched a Panamera on January 30 with a price of 124,000 yuan, which was successfully placed by a user.
Recently, a reporter from the Beijing Evening News contacted Mr. Wang who successfully placed the order. Mr. Wang said that Porsche Yinchuan Center contacted him on February 2 and conveyed three points:
- Apologies to Mr. Wang;
- Complimentary Shanghai Porsche VIP track experience, chartered wine;
- If Mr. Wang still intends to buy this car, he will apply for a preferential plan from his superiors, and the specific preferential strength is temporarily unknown.
In other words, 124,000 yuan is impossible. If it were you, would you be satisfied with such a solution?
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