- Jikrypton previews its third model: positioning compact SUV
- Mazda unveils flagship SUV CX-90 with six-cylinder engine
- Douyin Internet celebrity appealed to Tesla, lost the first trial and was awarded 100,000 compensation
- Tesla China's revenue in 2022 will be US$18.145 billion
- Volkswagen's Skoda cuts production due to chip shortage
- GM to invest $650 million to develop massive lithium mine
- Tesla confirms Autopilot system probed by US Justice Department
- F1 2023 season's first livery released
- Volkswagen CEO: No price war with Tesla
- "Fast and Furious 10" released the first poster
Jikrypton previews its third model: positioning compact SUV
On February 1, Jikr Auto released the teaser image of its third model, showing us the general outline of the new car and the shape of the lamp group.
According to official information, Jikr’s new car is based on the SEA Haohan architecture, which is the same as Smart Elf #1. It is positioned as a compact SUV and can accelerate from zero to 100 in 3 seconds.
Interestingly, Jikr moved out Audi Q3, Model 3 and BMW 3 Series in the promotional materials, and said that the new car will have good dynamic performance. The price of the new car will be before 200,000-300,000 yuan, and it is expected to be unveiled at the Shanghai Auto Show in April.
However, Yang Xueliang, vice president of Geely, said that this car may not be called "Extreme Krypton 003". What do you think it will be called?
Mazda unveils flagship SUV CX-90 with six-cylinder engine
In the early morning of February 1, Mazda released its new flagship SUV CX-90 in North America.
The design language of the CX-90 is exactly the same as that of the previously released CX-60, and it is much more restrained than other competing products. The headlight is slightly smaller, and it is not on the same plane as the center grid, and the shape is more three-dimensional.
Although the interior of the CX-90 has no highlights in terms of styling, the interior has never been called a luxurious Mazda. This time, it uses a variety of materials such as metal, maple, fabric, and leather to emphasize the luxury of the interior.
In terms of configuration, the CX-90 is equipped with dual-zone front air conditioning, seat heating/ventilation, and steering wheel heating, and is equipped with a 12-speaker BOSE audio system.
Mazda has indicated on the fender that this CX-90 is equipped with an inline 6-cylinder turbocharged engine. This six-cylinder engine has a displacement of 3.3L, with MHEV mild hybrid, a maximum power of 340 horsepower, and a torque of up to 500 Nm; in addition, a hybrid system based on a 2.5L self-priming engine is optional.
What I have to say is that the CX-90 is equipped with KPC dynamic chassis system and comes standard with full-time four-wheel drive. In addition to the common driving modes, it also has a Towing trailer mode.
Although the CX-90 cannot make Mazda a luxury brand, it at least shows that Mazda can also make luxury cars.
Douyin Internet celebrity appealed to Tesla, lost the first trial and was awarded 100,000 compensation
Recently, a new court announcement was added for the reputation dispute case between Douyin Internet celebrity @蔡博士 and Tesla (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. The appellant of the second trial is Cai Jia, and the appellee is Tesla (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. On February 7, the trial was held at the Higher People's Court of Zhejiang Province.
Cai Jia is a Douyin Internet celebrity "Boss Cai" with more than 4 million fans. He once said that he received two lawsuits from Tesla, and the latter claimed 5 million yuan from him and demanded a public apology.
It is understood that Boss Cai once said in a video in 2021 that one of his friends was one of Tesla's suppliers. cycle and so on.
This move may cause quality problems in the supplier's products, and at the same time, it is said that Tesla's employees in charge of inspections have behaviors such as "eating and taking cards".
At present, the first-instance judgment of the case has been released. The court found that Cai Jia’s video content has no factual basis, is a fabrication of false facts, and contains obvious insults and negative comments, which is beyond the reasonable scope of supervision and criticism. The intention of insulting and slandering Tesla. Cai Jia needs to publicly apologize to Tesla and compensate Tesla 100,000 yuan.
Tesla China's revenue in 2022 will be US$18.145 billion
According to the 10-K document Tesla recently submitted to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Tesla's total revenue in 2022 will be 81.462 billion US dollars (approximately 549.869 billion yuan), a year-on-year increase of 51%.
Among them, Tesla achieved revenue of US$18.145 billion (about 122.479 billion yuan) in the Chinese market. But it should be noted that the proportion of the Chinese market has declined, from 26% in 2021 to 22.27%.
In terms of growth rate, the Chinese market also lags behind the overall market. Although the revenue increased by 31.07% year-on-year, the growth rate of the Chinese market has exceeded 100% for two consecutive years before that.
At present, Tesla's largest market is the US market, which will achieve revenue of US$40.553 billion in 2022, accounting for as much as 49.78%. At the same time, its year-on-year increase is also the largest, reaching 69.09%.
Volkswagen's Skoda cuts production due to chip shortage
On January 31, Reuters reported that Skoda Automobile, a Czech subsidiary of Volkswagen, will cut production due to a shortage of chip supplies. Skoda is said to be canceling some production shifts for the Octavia, Enyaq, Fabia, Scala and Kamiq models.
In fact, Volkswagen was often affected by short-term chips last year, involving models such as Jetta, Taos and Tiguan, but it has gradually improved since July last year.
Volkswagen said at the time that although the industry generally expects that the supply of automotive chips will be greatly improved in the second half of the year, it cannot rule out the possibility of further adjustments to production in the future.
On the domestic front, SAIC Volkswagen previously stated that it will optimize the production schedule according to market demand, "prioritizing the production capacity of products with greater market demand."
GM to invest $650 million to develop massive lithium mine
According to WSJ reports, General Motors will invest 650 million US dollars, about 4.394 billion yuan, in Lithium Americas to jointly develop a large lithium mine in Nevada.
In a joint statement on Tuesday, the companies said they would develop the largest known lithium mine in the United States, the Thacker Pass Lithium Mine.
GM will extract lithium carbonate from the mine to make batteries used in electric vehicles. Lithium Americas estimates that the lithium extracted and processed from the mine could support the production of up to 1 million electric vehicles per year.
- Lantu Auto delivered 1,548 new cars in January, down 10.5% month-on-month
- Li Auto delivered 15,141 new cars in January, a year-on-year increase of 23.4%
- Xpeng Motors delivered 5,218 new cars in January, including 2,249 G9s
- NIO delivered 8,506 new cars in January
- Jikr delivered 3,116 new cars in January, a year-on-year decrease of 12%
- Cyrus sales of new energy vehicles in January were 4,885 units, a year-on-year increase of 38.78%
- Tesla recruits self-driving safety officer, or prepares for Robotaxi
- NIO has deployed a total of 1,313 swapping stations and 1,241 supercharging stations in China
- 71 new super charging stations will be added in mainland China in December 2022
- NIO EL7 starts delivery in Europe
- Tesla has sold most of its bitcoins, with a loss of nearly 1.4 billion in 2022
Tesla confirms Autopilot system probed by US Justice Department
According to Phoenix Technology, Tesla confirmed on Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Justice asked it to provide documents related to the Autopilot system.
It is understood that the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating whether Tesla misled consumers and investors in the performance of Autopilot. statement.
Tesla said the investigation is still ongoing and "no government agency has yet concluded that there was any wrongdoing by (our)".
Tesla added that they could not predict the outcome of the investigation and that "if the government decides to act, our business, operations, prospects, cash flow and financial condition could be materially and adversely affected."
F1 2023 season's first livery released
Unexpectedly, Haas was the first to announce the new livery for the season.
On Tuesday night, the Haas team released the livery of the 2023 racing car VF-23. The biggest difference between the new livery and the previous one is the "MoneyGram" logo above the engine.
In 2023, Haas and MoneyGram made their partnership public during last year's United States Grand Prix. At the same time, the team also ushered in a new combination of drivers.
The American team improved somewhat last season, but still lost out to AlphaTauri in the race for eighth place in the year.
In addition, Haas will conduct the maiden voyage of the new car at Silverstone on February 11.
Volkswagen CEO: No price war with Tesla
Stepping into 2023, Tesla has sharply lowered the prices of its products, and many manufacturers have to cut prices accordingly.
In response to this matter, Volkswagen CEO Oliver Blume recently commented that he does not want to respond to Tesla's recent price cuts, and the company will not start a price war with it.
We have a clear pricing strategy and focus on reliability, we believe in the strength of our product and brand. We also want to be a leader in electric vehicles, but this should be achieved through profitable growth.
Tesla had another idea.
They believe the average selling price of its products has been on a downward trajectory for years. Tesla's priority is the price of its products, and it has quickly grown into a car company that sells millions of vehicles a year.
"Fast and Furious 10" released the first poster
On February 1, "Fast and Furious 10" released its first poster, the trailer will be released on February 10, and the film will be released in North America on May 19.
From the poster, we can see the words "End Of The Road". Perhaps, the "Fast and Furious" series that has been with us for more than 20 years will come to an end this year.
In this series of movies, which car impressed you the most?
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