Dong Che Daily | BYD will push high-end brand / BMW iX M60 will be released, body color will be changed / Mavericks electric car founder enters the market

Guide

  • Li Yinan enters the game to build a car, the NIUTRON self-travel home brand is released
  • BMW iX M60 will be released at CES, the body can change color with one click
  • Mercedes-AMG EQS announces overseas prices
  • WEY Mocha PHEV listed in the purchase tax exemption catalog
  • Faraday Future starts the construction of infrastructure in the production area
  • BYD will release high-end brands in the first half of next year
  • Musk says Tesla products can be paid for with Dogecoin
  • Honda is using connected cars to identify and report road conditions
  • Pony Zhixing's autonomous driving test permit without safety officer is suspended
  • British driver Lewis Hamilton is knighted
  • Former Nissan CEO criticizes Nissan's electrification progress
  • Today's topic: Is the battery life of new energy vehicles sufficient in winter?

Li Yinan enters the game to build a car, the NIUTRON self-travel home brand is released

On December 15th, the NIUTRON self-travel home brand was officially released. This is the second venture of Li Yinan, the founder of Mavericks electric car.

NIUTRON was established in 2018, the brand is headquartered in Beijing, and the manufacturing plant is located in Changzhou. The plant was once the production base of the original Mahayana automobile. It covers an area of ​​770,000 square meters and has an annual production capacity of 180,000 vehicles. Monthly trial production.

NIUTRON's first product "Ziyoujia NV" has also been exposed before. The new car is positioned as a medium and large-scale extended-range hybrid SUV, and its size is similar to the ideal ONE.

▲From left to right: Ideal, Ziyoujia, BYD, Toyota

In the field of new energy vehicles, hot money is constantly pouring in, but many players stop there. The fate of Zotye and Mahayana, I wonder if Li Yinan can successfully rewrite it.

BMW iX M60 will be released at CES, the body can change color with one click

According to a CNET report, BMW confirmed that the BMW iX M60 will be officially released at the North American Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which opens on January 4. Unlike ordinary iX, BMW will add at least two new technologies to iX M60.

BMW said that the new car will have a "color-changing appearance", and people in the car can change the color of the car body through the buttons in the car. BMW did not talk about the specific operation principle of this function.

In addition, BMW said that we can also experience "the most advanced car audio and video system" on the iX M60, the specific form of which is temporarily unknown.

One-click color change? interesting.

Mercedes-AMG EQS announces overseas prices

According to official information from Mercedes-Benz, the Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ has begun to accept reservations overseas at a price of 152546.1 euros (approximately 1.0942 million yuan).

Power is the biggest difference between the AMG version and the normal version. The new car will be equipped with a dual-drive motor developed and adjusted by the AMG team, with a maximum power of 762 horsepower and a comprehensive torque of 1020N·m.

At the same time, the new car will also be equipped with five driving modes, namely Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual. Among them, Comfort focuses on maximizing cruising range, while Sport and Sport+ focus on performance.

In terms of endurance, the WLTP comprehensive endurance of the new car is 529-586km, and the comprehensive power consumption per 100 kilometers is 23.4-21.1kWh. The vehicle comes standard with AMG 4MATIC+ four-wheel drive system, active rear axle steering and AMG air suspension. (New trip)

This AMG EQS weighs 2655kg, but it can still break a hundred in 3.4 seconds.

WEY Mocha PHEV listed in the purchase tax exemption catalog

In the latest batch of purchase tax exemption catalogs, we finally saw the battery and battery life information of the Mocha PHEV.

There are two versions of Mocha PHEV, the pure electric cruising range is 175km and 204km respectively, and both are equipped with batteries of the same capacity, both of which are 39.67kWh.

In appearance, the Mocha PHEV is highly consistent with the fuel version. In terms of size, the length, width and height of the new car are 4875*1960*1690mm, and the wheelbase is 2915mm.

In terms of power, a combination of 1.5T engine and dual motors is used. Long-range models may use a power system composed of a single motor.

For plug-in hybrids, a pure electric battery life of 200km is a pretty good result.

Faraday Future starts the construction of infrastructure in the production area

Yesterday, Faraday Future issued a document stating that it officially launched the infrastructure construction of the remaining production areas of the Hanford plant in California, including body workshops, powertrain workshops, warehouses and final assembly workshops.

Faraday Future said that the current internal infrastructure construction of each production workshop is progressing smoothly, and key mechanical systems including electrical and piping systems are being installed in the factory. Subsequently, the installation of related equipment for manufacturing and final assembly will begin.

Various resources of FF have been put in place, and we have also formulated a detailed plan.

Faraday Future Global CEO Bi Fukang said, "The advantage of building a factory from scratch is that we can implement innovation throughout the production process."

The disadvantage is that it has to spend more money-FF's Q3 net loss is about 1.78 billion yuan.

BYD will release high-end brands in the first half of next year

Yesterday, at the BYD technical communication meeting, BYD revealed that it will implement a new brand strategy starting in 2022.

On this basis, BYD will launch a new high-end brand in the first half of next year. The first car will be a hardcore off-road vehicle, priced at around RMB 500,000 to RMB 1 million.

Regarding the launch of high-end brands, Du Guozhong, deputy general manager of BYD's passenger car brand and public relations division, once said that high-end brands are to better differentiate BYD's existing car series.

In addition, BYD’s cooperation with Daimler’s Dense brand will also release new models next year, and both parties will increase their investment in the brand. (Quick Technology)

Obviously, BYD's high-end brand will become a strong support for the upward trend of BYD's brand.

Musk says Tesla products can be paid for with Dogecoin

Tesla CEO Musk said on social platforms yesterday that Tesla will list some products that can be purchased with Dogecoin.

The Tesla online store has a wide range of goods, including vehicle accessories, clothing, backpacks, wine bottles, etc. Recently, it also launched this belt buckle called Giga Texas, priced at $150, and it was quickly sold out after it went online. .

Musk did not specify which products can be paid with Dogecoin.

The highly watched CEO said in March this year that customers can buy cars with Bitcoin, but two months later, Tesla stopped this practice due to unenvironmental “mining”.

Dong Chejun prefers the small whistle (manual dog head) launched some time ago.

Honda is using connected cars to identify and report road conditions

According to PR Newswire, the Honda American Research Institute is developing a road condition monitoring system that uses networked vehicles to assess the condition of lane lines to predict possible dangers.

Honda is cooperating with the Ohio Department of Transportation and plans to start providing road condition data in early 2022. These data come from Honda test vehicles participating in the program.

Honda divides lane markings into four types: "ideal", "good", "no lane line" and "repair in need." Honda hopes to use this detection system to help road operators monitor lane markings more frequently and efficiently.

In addition to lane lines, this system can also report other abnormal conditions, such as a big hole on the road.

Pony Zhixing's autonomous driving test permit without safety officer is suspended

Six months after obtaining a test permit for autonomous driving without a safety officer, the California Department of Motor Vehicles suspended Pony. ai's test permit due to a crash of the test vehicle in Fremont.

According to the report of Xiaoma Zhixing, when the accident occurred, the test vehicle was changing lanes in autonomous mode, no other vehicles were involved, and no casualties occurred.

Although there have been accidents with other autonomous driving test vehicles before, the accidents were basically caused by the manual operation of the safety officer, or other traffic participants collided with the test vehicle.

In recent months, Xiao Ma Zhixing does not seem to be doing very well.

In August, Xiaoma Zhixing stopped its plan to go public through SPAC in New York; last month, the company's self-driving truck department also lost some key executives.

As competition heats up, this startup needs to prove its competitiveness and business prospects to its investors.

British driver Lewis Hamilton is knighted

British royal officials confirmed that Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton was awarded the knighthood at Windsor Castle today.

The legendary racer missed his eighth world championship title last Sunday, but he will become the successor to Sir Jackie Stewart in 2001, Sir Sterling Moss in 2000 and Jack Braham in 1979. The fourth F1 driver to be jazzed after Sir James.

In fact, in today's Dong Che Daily, Hamilton has appeared in another place. Has anyone found it?

Former Nissan CEO criticizes Nissan's electrification progress

Recently, former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn (Carlos Ghosn) Nissan's electric car plan has been slammed.

Ghosn said that new companies in the industry have more advantages than traditional car companies, and established car companies such as Nissan must speed up in order to remain competitive.

Regarding Nissan’s previously announced 2030 electrical plan (approximately US$18 billion, and by 2030, the degree of electrification will reach 50%), Ghosn believes that the pace is still too slow.

Nissan is really in a very bad position in this competition. They have no vision, no goals, and they have no knowledge of the huge technological changes that are taking place.

He believes that Chinese companies attach great importance to the development of electric vehicles, because these car companies are latecomers in the auto industry and need to use the latest technology to enhance their competitiveness. "Chinese companies have done a very good job in electrification." (Automotive News)

Today's topic: Is the battery life of new energy vehicles sufficient in winter?

As the temperature continues to drop, in winter, the cruising range of new energy vehicles is also greatly affected. Those new energy car owners who do not have private estates are always thinking about-where are the free piles? Is the electricity bill cheap? Do I need to charge for parking?

The Beijing Daily described such a scene for us today:

At 4 am, Lao Fang drove a new energy vehicle and arrived at a parking lot equipped with public charging piles in Niulanshan Town, Shunyi District. At this time, of the 10 charging piles, only 1 vacant place remains.

▲Charging station at 4 am in Beijing, picture from: Beijing Daily

Some new energy car owners said that in Beijing, one must first consider whether there is a stake, and then consider the price.

Furthermore, the vast majority of new energy vehicles on the market will encounter the problem of drastically shortening the cruising range in winter.

Are you in the north? If you encounter similar problems, you may wish to tell your story in the comment section.

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