Dong Che Daily|Xiaomi Snow Test Exposure / FF Signed a Strategic Agreement with Huanggang City / Corvette E-Ray Debut


  • Mi car snow test exposure
  • VW plans to shorten launch time of all-electric models
  • Corvette E-Ray unveiled, the starting price is about 706,000 yuan
  • FF announced the signing of a strategic agreement with Huanggang City, Hubei Province
  • CATL and NIO signed a five-year comprehensive strategic cooperation agreement
  • WM Auto sales channels are basically paralyzed
  • Audi sets new annual electric car sales record for the brand
  • Beijing's unmanned driving area will be expanded to 500 square kilometers
  • Xiaopeng Motors: Target to turn positive operating profit in 2025

Mi car snow test exposure

According to news on January 17, the car blogger @不是郑小康 posted two pictures of alleged Xiaomi cars, and said that Lei Jun himself was driving one of the camouflaged test cars. Judging from the surrounding environment, this should be an extreme cold test and calibration.

Judging from the photos, the Xiaomi test car is a coupe with a slip-back design. There is lidar on the roof, implying that the car has a higher level of driver assistance capabilities.

Earlier, according to late Auto reports, Xiaomi's first car is divided into two versions, one version is positioned at 260,000-300,000 yuan, and the other version is more than 350,000 yuan. The new car is expected to be released within the year at the earliest and go on sale in 2024.

VW plans to shorten launch time of all-electric models

Reuters reported on the 16th that Volkswagen China CEO Bai Ruide said on Monday that the company hopes to expand its high-end and low-end models in the Chinese market. The company aims to speed up time-to-market for new models from the current four years to an average of 2.5 years among Chinese peers.

The fast-paced, competitive market in China is a "huge fitness center" for the auto industry, Baird said.

"We don't want to give up this competition, we want to be part of it," he said.

Volkswagen plans to launch a high-end model ID.7 in China, and a new model positioned below the ID.4, which is expected to be a compact sedan or SUV, but that does not include the upcoming entry-level ID.2 in Europe. (Interface News)

Corvette E-Ray unveiled, the starting price is about 706,000 yuan

Finally a car with an internal combustion engine is here.

This Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray still retains the muscular feel of an American sports car, and still has a strong sense of movement.

The biggest highlight of Corvette E-Ray is the built-in hybrid system. The 6.2L naturally aspirated V8 engine and the electric motor can make it reach 60 miles per hour (96km/h) in 2.5s.

In terms of price, the starting price of the new car is US$104,295, or about RMB 705,000.

Chevrolet Corvette is an American "national treasure" sports car, and it is also one of Dong Chejun's favorite models in racing games.

FF announced the signing of a strategic agreement with Huanggang City, Hubei Province

On January 18, Faraday Future (FF), founded by Jia Yueting, announced that it had reached a non-binding cooperation framework agreement with the Huanggang Municipal Government. According to the agreement, FF plans to move its future FF China headquarters to Huanggang City to promote the The strategy of the company's China-US dual home games has been implemented.

In addition, FF stated that it is expected to start mass production of the marketable FF 91 Futurist at the end of March 2023, and it is expected to roll off the assembly line in early April and deliver before the end of April.

At present, FF has completed the installation of construction equipment in the vehicle assembly area. FF Global CEO Chen Xuefeng said, "I am very grateful to the global partners for their help during the most difficult period of the company."

Subsequently, the Huanggang government website announced that in order to accelerate the layout of the new energy industry, Huanggang City is actively contacting the foreign-funded enterprise Faraday Future for cooperation matters. The two parties have signed the "Strategic Cooperation Framework Agreement" in the third quarter of 2022.

However, this cooperation was not announced as a major investment project in the work report of the Huanggang Municipal Government in early 2023, and a reporter from China Business News asked relevant departments of the Huanggang Municipal Government, including the Development and Reform Commission and the Propaganda Department, for verification on the morning of the 18th. The answer is "don't know".

Huanggang City introduced Weimar electric vehicles as early as 2018. In April last year, the Grove Hydrogen Energy Vehicle Industrial Park also settled in Huanggang, planning to build hydrogen vehicles, hydrogen batteries, and hydrogen production bases.

CATL and NIO signed a five-year comprehensive strategic cooperation agreement

According to news on January 17, CATL and NIO signed a five-year comprehensive strategic cooperation agreement in CATL.

The signing of this comprehensive strategic cooperation agreement involves technical cooperation in new brands, new projects, and new markets, linkage between supply and demand, overseas business expansion, and business model cooperation based on long-life batteries.

According to previous news from late LatePost, Weilai is planning a million-dollar electric vehicle, and has invested tens of millions of dollars in the electric vehicle start-up company Zhixing. Its first car will be an ultra-high-end SUV with a price of one million yuan.

WM Auto sales channels are basically paralyzed

According to Jiemian News, nearly half of WM Motor’s Shanghai showrooms have closed, while almost all offline stores in Beijing have closed, and its sales channels are basically paralyzed.

A former Weimar employee said that since October last year, the directly-operated showrooms in the Beijing area have been shut down one after another. The Weima User Center in Wufangqiao has also been moved away, and is currently merged with another Buick showroom under the dealership.

Previously, Weimar Motors had exposed a series of negative news such as internal salary cuts, headquarter layoffs, co-founder resignation and 130 million assets being frozen.

On January 12, Apollo Smart Travel Group planned to acquire WM Motor for US$2.023 billion. With the help of the acquisition, Weimar may complete the Hong Kong stock listing in the second quarter of this year.

Audi sets new annual electric car sales record for the brand

Audi released their latest sales figures a few days ago.

In the fourth quarter of 2022, Audi's global car sales increased by 26% year-on-year to 420,700 vehicles.

It is worth noting that Audi’s sales of pure electric vehicles have increased significantly as the company “systematically pursued electrification” – global sales reached a record 41,200 vehicles, an increase of 42% year-on-year.

For all of 2022, sales by the brand will fall nearly 4% from 2021 levels, to 1.61 million vehicles. Among them, the global sales of pure electric vehicles are 118,000 units, a year-on-year increase of 44.3% compared with 81,894 units in 2021.

In terms of models, Audi's two best-selling pure electric vehicles are Audi Q4 e-tron and Audi e-tron, which sold 52,800 and 51,200 units respectively.

Beijing's unmanned driving area will be expanded to 500 square kilometers

On the evening of January 15, Kong Lei, Deputy Secretary of the Working Committee of the Beijing Economic-Technological Development Zone and Director of the Management Committee, revealed that the Economic Development Zone will recommend the construction of a 3.0 high-level autonomous driving demonstration zone. This year, the coverage of "unmanned driving" will be expanded to 500 square kilometers.

Kong Lei said that in the 2.0 stage of the demonstration zone, the intelligentization of roads has brought a lot of convenience to citizens' travel. For example, he said that the most intuitive feeling in the Economic and Technological Development Zone is that the number of encounters with red lights has decreased while driving, and the time spent waiting for red lights has also shortened.

"There are multi-functional integrated poles on the roadside of the Economic and Technological Development Zone. There are eyes on the poles, which refer to cameras and radars. There are also brains, which are edge computing nodes, and there are also network base stations responsible for connections. These devices are coupled with artificial intelligence. Algorithms, this system can clearly see the current traffic situation, and also understand the rules of traffic changes.” Kong Lei said.

Xiaopeng Motors: Target to turn positive operating profit in 2025

According to 36 Krypton reports, Xiaopeng Motors held an annual summary meeting on Wednesday. He Xiaopeng, chairman of Xiaopeng Motors, said that Xiaopeng Motors' goal is to turn positive operating profits in 2025 in the next five years. Specifically, the minimum comprehensive gross profit margin will reach 17% in 2025, and the annual R&D investment will reach tens of billions.

At the same time, Xiaopeng Motors aims to achieve a sales volume of 1.2 million in 2027 and a market share of about 30% in fully autonomous vehicles.

In addition, @常岩CY summarized He Xiaopeng's five main points in his internal speech:

Intelligence may have been considered a marketing gimmick in the past, but in the next five years, it will definitely become a pain point for real users.

2022 is a turning point when breaking first and then building. Sales volume is very important. Assuming sales volume is firewood cutting, we should devote more time and energy to summarizing and sharpening knives, and know where to cut firewood in the future.

Innovation makes us fly higher and higher, but quality makes us go further.

Win in the pattern, lose in the details. Strategy is the pattern of the enterprise, and customers' perception of you is the pattern of your future.

To break through and then build, to reshape the organization and values, we must first find problems from our senior executives and middle-level senior executives, dare to adjust our SKUs, and dare to challenge past experience and logic.

Tell a good story.

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