- NIO deploys a million-yuan pure electric off-road vehicle, benchmarking Mercedes-Benz G
- Mazda confirms MX-30 will be powered by a rotary engine
- Tesla China cuts prices in 3 days and gets 30,000 orders
- Ren Zeping bombarded the Ningde era: suppressing opponents and intimidating car companies
- Young people's car assets were auctioned, claiming that "you can run with water"
- Dissatisfied with Musk's cashing out, Tesla shareholders condemned Musk
- Hyundai demonstrates in-wheel motor system that enables tank U-turns
- Tesla FSD will be disabled for two weeks if the driver does not use it as required
- Domestic automotive electronic exterior mirrors officially approved
- Jikrypton 009's new ad sparks controversy
NIO deploys a million-yuan pure electric off-road vehicle, benchmarking Mercedes-Benz G
According to news on January 9, Weilai Capital will invest tens of millions of dollars (seed round) in electric vehicle startups.
Zhixing's first car will be an ultra-high-end SUV with a price of one million yuan. Li Bin, the founder and chairman of Weilai Automobile, once said internally that incubating the project is Weilai's "strategic layout in market segments."
Zhixing is positioned as a high-end smart electric car brand, focusing on the adventure and off-road markets. The first car is expected to be released in 2025 and will be launched in overseas markets simultaneously. The new car will adopt the NIO NT 3.0 platform, and will cooperate deeply with NIO in terms of technology platform, supply chain, and charging system. (later AUTO)
Mazda confirms MX-30 will be powered by a rotary engine
Mazda announced on the 9th that the MX-30 equipped with a rotary engine will be unveiled at the Brussels Motor Show on January 13. At the same time, Mazda also brought the rotor hybrid system logo.
The pure electric version of the MX-30 has been released before. Its battery pack is only 35.5kWh, and the EPA range is only 161 kilometers. According to Mazda's vision, the pure electric version of the MX-30 is only to meet the basic travel needs, and for long-distance travel, it must be handed over to the extended-range version.
Putting the rotary engine back on the table is Mazda's exploration of electrification.
Tesla China cuts prices in 3 days and gets 30,000 orders
@孙少军09 said on Monday that within 3 days after the price cut of Tesla China, the order volume climbed significantly, with an average of 110-130 orders per store. Tesla China currently has about 250 stores, which means that Tesla received about 30,000 orders in 3 days.
In terms of model selection, Model Y buyers accounted for about 70%, and the other 30% buyers chose Model 3, and the options are mainly standard.
In terms of comparison of competing products, on average, 3 of the 10 Model Y intended users will compare Lixiang L8, 3 will compare BYD Han, 2 will compare Weilai, 1 will compare Wenjie M5, and 1 will compare Xiaopeng G9.
On average, among 10 intended Model 3 users, 4 will compare BYD Seal, 3 will compare BYD Han, and 1 will compare Xpeng P7.
Ren Zeping bombarded the Ningde era: suppressing opponents and intimidating car companies
The famous economist Ren Zeping posted on social media yesterday:
The world has been suffering for a long time. In recent years, the Ningde era has been fighting on all sides, causing widespread concern, suppressing competitors, coercing car companies, and squeezing upstream and downstream profits.
At the same time, he also said, "There are two kinds of results when a company grows bigger. One is general respect and admiration in the industry, and there are many good cases; the other is fear and dissatisfaction, such as the current Ningde era."
Ren Zeping called on all walks of life and regulatory authorities to pay attention to whether the Ningde era involves suppressing competitors with controversial and problematic patents, whether it involves monopoly and unfair competition, using industry status to suppress competitors, and using some means to coerce downstream new energy car companies.
Previously, Zeng Qinghong, chairman of GAC Group, also complained: "Power batteries account for 40% to 60% of the cost of a complete vehicle, and the price is still rising. So am I working for CATL?"
At present, the installed capacity of power batteries in the world is divided among China, Japan and South Korea, and China alone accounts for 60% of the global share. From the specific ranking point of view, CATL is the absolute first, accounting for 35.3% of the world; followed by South Korea's LG New Energy, accounting for 13.8%; BYD ranked third, accounting for 13.2%.
Young people's car assets were auctioned, claiming that "you can run with water"
The youth car that was once popular because of the "water hydrogen car" is now nothing but chicken feathers.
According to Times Weekly, recently, a number of related assets of Jinhua Youth Automobile and its affiliated companies have been auctioned on Taobao.com’s Alibaba Assets Bankruptcy Auction Platform.
Qingnian Automobile Group Co., Ltd. was established in January 2001. It once became the "leader" in the luxury bus market and won the bid for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
On August 21, 2017, Pang Qingnian, chairman of Qingnian Automobile, announced in a high-profile manner that the company had produced the world's first water-hydrogen fueled vehicle, claiming that as long as there is water, the car can run.
But in 2019, the project was met with a lot of doubts, and it was considered a "fraudulent subsidy". The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology responded that it was not included in the "Vehicle Manufacturers and Products Announcement" and could not apply for new energy vehicle subsidies. In October of that year, Hangzhou Xiaoshan District People's Court ruled that Hangzhou Youth Automobile Co., Ltd. was bankrupt.
Dissatisfied with Musk's cashing out, Tesla shareholders condemned Musk
Musk raised a lot of money by selling Tesla shares last year to pay for the $44 billion bill for the acquisition of Twitter, but it also caused Tesla's stock price to fall sharply.
In the whole year of 2022, Tesla's market value has shrunk by about 65%, and its market value has evaporated by more than 600 billion U.S. dollars within a year; at present, Tesla's total market value is about 357 billion U.S. dollars, which is far lower than the more than 1 trillion U.S. dollars in early 2022.
In this regard, Leo KoGuan (Liao Kaiyuan), Tesla's third largest individual investor, recently expressed his dissatisfaction on social media:
I support Tesla 100% because I trust Musk and Tesla. However, he is killing Tesla right now. I wouldn't invest in Tesla if I knew this was going to happen.
Liao Koyuan also posted on social platforms that Musk invested about US$200 million in Tesla, but cashed out US$40 billion. He hopes that Musk will turn his attention back to Tesla.
Born in Indonesia, Ko Yuan is the founder and chairman of IT provider SHI International. Tesla's assets have shrunk from $6 billion in 2022 to $3.6 billion as its stock price plummeted.
- The new Lexus RX starts pre-sale, the pure fuel version is canceled
- Mercedes-Benz released a new generation of GLC L, with a 7-seat layout
- Guangzhou's automobile production will exceed 3.1 million in 2022, ranking first in the country for four consecutive years
- Lei Jun resigned from two positions on the same day. He has quit many affiliated companies before, and may concentrate on making cars
- Xiaopeng Motors reached strategic cooperation with Xiaolinggou Travel and Shenzhou Car Rental
- Geely Automobile will sell a total of 1.4329 million vehicles in 2022, an increase of about 8% year-on-year
- Jikrypton factory will take advantage of the Spring Festival holiday to suspend production and renovate
- Li Xiang said that most of the people who ordered the ideal L7 were Tesla users
Hyundai demonstrates in-wheel motor system that enables tank U-turns
In 2018, Hyundai Mobis (Hyundai Mobis) brought the e-Corner Module integrated wheel concept at CES. Now, they successfully put this system on the car.
Hyundai Mobis demonstrated IONIQ 5 equipped with e-Corner system at this year's CES, which can complete tank U-turn, crab walk, fixed circle, oblique walk and other actions.
Hyundai said that this system has four hub motors, braking and electronically controlled steering, and electronic dampers are integrated in each wheel unit, completely breaking away from the traditional chassis design and eliminating the need for a steering column.
Thanks to the four in-wheel motors, each wheel can be accelerated, braked and steered independently, truly realizing four-wheel drive at will.
I believe that many friends will think of the Yangwang U8 released some time ago, but the difference is that the Yangwang car uses a wheel-side motor, and the motor is not integrated inside the wheel.
According to InsideEVs reports, Tesla's latest 2022.44.30.5 firmware will implement new penalties for drivers who do not use FSD Beta as required.
Tesla noted in the release notes that when a vehicle is forced out of FSD more than five times, the feature will be unavailable for two weeks as a penalty.
Tesla stated that when using FSD, drivers need to focus on the road, keep their hands on the steering wheel at all times, and do not use any mobile communication devices. When the driver does not use it according to the regulations, the system will send out multiple reminders. If the reminder is invalid, it will forcefully exit the FSD and let the driver take over.
In fact, such punishment is lighter than before. Previously, if the driver violated the rules, Tesla would remove the user from the FSD Beta list. The recovery time may be weeks or months, which is entirely at Tesla's discretion.
According to the national standard information public service platform, the national standard "Requirements for Performance and Installation of Indirect Vision Devices for Motor Vehicles" (GB15084-2022) will be implemented on July 1, 2023.
At that time, cars with electronic exterior mirrors can be legally on the road.
This year is expected to emerge a lot of cars using streaming media exterior mirrors.
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