- Tesla was exposed to brake reduction, trying to cover up
- Xpeng Motors announces price cuts, Xpeng P7 starts at 209,900
- BYD Seagull's declaration map exposed, or BYD's lowest-priced model
- Stone Technology founder Chang Jing's car is expected to be launched in the second half of the year
- The cost dropped by 54%? Tesla: No relevant news
- Tesla German workers complain of long hours, poor conditions
- Ford wants to reduce tech reliance on VW for electric cars
- Didi Chuxing resumes new user registration
- F1 2023 calendar update, China station confirmed to be canceled
- Hamilton rumored to sign two-year deal at Mercedes
- The Grand Tour may not renew the contract, the era of "Three Musketeers" will end
According to Electrek, Tesla recently replaced the original Brembo calipers of the Model Y Performance high-performance version with Mando calipers, and used the caliper cover to cover it. If it is not removed, it is difficult for people to find this change.
The news comes from a Tesla supplier called ZEV Centric, which provides Tesla with components including wheels, shock absorbers, suspension arms, aerodynamic kits, etc.
Technicians at ZEV Centric discovered this while tearing down a 2023 Model Y and posted it on Twitter.
The Brembo calipers previously used by Model Y Performance are not only larger in size, but also have a ventilation function, but now they use the same rear calipers of the Model Y long-endurance version.
ZEV Centric believes this is a major downgrade, Tesla not only did not disclose this change on its official website, but also used the caliper cover to cover it.
▲Comparison between the caliper cover and the original Brembo caliper
But it should be noted that the front calipers of the car are still the previously equipped four-piston Brembo calipers. If Tesla said that the braking system of the high-performance version is still improved for the longer battery life version, it is completely justified.
Xpeng Motors announces price cuts, Xpeng P7 starts at 209,900
According to the news on January 17, Xiaopeng Motors officially announced the opening of the New Year’s price. From 14:00 on January 17, 2023, Xiaopeng Motors will start a new price system for G3i, P5, and P7:
- Xiaopeng G3i will drop in the range of 20,000 to 25,000 yuan, starting at 148,900 yuan;
- Xiaopeng P5 will be lowered by 23,000 yuan, starting at 156,900 yuan;
- Xiaopeng P7 will drop in the range of 30,000 to 36,000 yuan, starting at 209,900 yuan.
The price of the latest SUV model Xpeng G9 released last year has not been adjusted.
In addition, for the first car owners who ordered G3i, P5, and P7 within the previous year, the vehicle warranty can be extended to 10 years/200,000 kilometers and 4 years of basic maintenance will be provided.
By the way, Weimar has also raised the prices of some models, and the price has increased by 15,000 to 25,000 yuan.
BYD Seagull's declaration map exposed, or BYD's lowest-priced model
The official website of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology recently released the declaration map of BYD Seagull. Judging from the declared size and photos, the Seagull adopts a 5-door, 5-seater body structure, but it is one size smaller than the Dolphin as a whole.
In terms of power, BYD Seagull will be equipped with a front-drive motor with a maximum power of 55 kW. If the battery is equipped with the same 44.9 kWh lithium iron phosphate battery as the Dolphin, the pure electric cruising range will reach 401 kilometers or 420 kilometers.
Referring to the official retail price of BYD Dolphin at 116,800 to 136,800 yuan, the reference retail price of the lower-end Seagull may be below 100,000 yuan, making it currently the lowest priced model of BYD.
Stone Technology founder Chang Jing's car is expected to be launched in the second half of the year
According to Leifeng.com, the auto entrepreneurial project of Chang Jing, the founder and CEO of the sweeping robot company Stone Technology, ——Lokko Smart, will be launched in the third quarter of this year, and “is expected to be launched in August.”
The implementation form of LOCO Smart may be similar to Huawei's smart selection model. It does not build its own cars, but provides product definitions, marketing, and core smart technologies for vehicle companies with production and smart manufacturing capabilities, including three-electric technology, smart Cockpit and intelligent driving, etc.
From sweeping robots to smart driving suppliers, it seems quite reasonable.
The cost dropped by 54%? Tesla: No relevant news
On January 16, the news that "Tesla's 4680 large cylindrical battery has made a major breakthrough, and the production cost has dropped by 54%" has attracted widespread attention from the outside world.
According to the Daily Economic News report, a number of relevant Tesla staff in China replied to this: "At present, no relevant information has been received."
Last month, Tesla announced on social platforms that its 4680 battery team at the Fremont Super Factory in California, USA, produced 868,000 lithium-ion battery cells within a week, which can assemble more than 1,000 electric vehicles.
Tesla German workers complain of long hours, poor conditions
Recently, Tesla has come under fire from German union IG Metall and some politicians after workers complained about poor working conditions and long working hours at Tesla's German factories.
IG Metall said in a statement:
Tesla workers were enthusiastic about the project at first, but as time went on, we found that enthusiasm was fading.
The group believes that Tesla has not done enough to improve working conditions and leaves too little time for workers to rest, relax and spend time with their families.
Tesla has yet to comment on this.
Ford wants to reduce tech reliance on VW for electric cars
Ford plans to reduce its technological reliance on Volkswagen for its next-generation electric vehicle platform in Europe, according to the Financial Times.
Ford plans to launch two electric vehicles based on Volkswagen's MEB platform in the next two years, but the company's European electric vehicle chief Martin Sander (Martin Sander) said that Ford has not yet made a decision on its future cooperation with Volkswagen on electric vehicles. final decision.
He also stressed that Ford is open to partnering with other automakers to produce electric vehicles.
Didi Chuxing resumes new user registration
According to the Financial Associated Press, after 563 days of off-shelf rectification and suspension of registration, @川耶行政 posted on Weibo, announcing the resumption of new user registration for the "DiDi Chuxing" app:
On July 21 last year, the State Internet Information Office imposed a fine of 8.026 billion yuan on Didi in accordance with the "Network Security Law" and other laws and regulations, and imposed a fine of RMB 8.026 billion on Didi Global Co., Ltd. A fine of 1 million yuan.
According to "Wan Lian Cai" report, Didi's daily order volume in January 2022 will be about 20 million, a decrease of 1/5 compared to the 25 million orders at the time of listing, and the online car-hailing market share will drop from nearly 90% to 70%.
F1 2023 calendar update, China station confirmed to be canceled
Just now, F1 officially announced the updated 2023 season calendar. The China Station has been cancelled, and there will be no substitute sub-stations, a total of 23 sub-stations throughout the year.
According to the calendar, the first stop of the F1 2023 season will also be Bahrain, which will be held on March 5.
Neither this side of the sea nor the other side of the sea will do anything. Does this mean neither side is offended, or both sides are offended?
Hamilton rumored to sign two-year deal at Mercedes
French media "sportune" reported that F1 seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton (Lewis Hamilton) is about to sign a new two-year contract with the Mercedes team, with an annual salary of 49 million US dollars. In addition, if he can win the world championship, he will also receive an additional 27 million US dollars in prize money.
Hamilton is also expected to sign a 10-year brand ambassador deal with Mercedes-Benz, rumored to be worth $27 million a year.
Hamilton previously stated that he hopes to win another world championship and then retire.
The Grand Tour may not renew the contract, the era of "Three Musketeers" will end
@陈斗然Dk revealed on Weibo on the 17th that The Grand Tour will no longer renew the contract with Jeremy Clarkson, and the era of the "Three Musketeers" may officially end.
According to Variety, Amazon Prime signed on after filming was over because of Clarkson's "controversial remarks" to the British royal, Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle in The Sun last December. After The Grand Tour and Clarkson's Farm episodes of , Clarkson will no longer be teamed up.
Is this plot a bit familiar, the same as breaking up with Top Gear before? It's just that it wasn't just lip service that moved before.
The Grand Tour series is expected to end at the end of 2024 with 4 more special episodes, and the Clarkson's Farm series will also launch its third and final season in 2024.
Will the 62-year-old Clarkson retire after The Grand Tour?
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