Dong Che Daily | Tesla orders 45GWh lithium iron phosphate battery from CATL / Mercedes-Benz will introduce Dolby Atmos / New AMG SL released

Guide

  • Toyota bZ4X multiple configurations exposed
  • Tesla orders 45GWh lithium iron phosphate battery from CATL
  • The first batch of 520 vehicles, Lucid Air will be delivered tomorrow
  • Black Badge Gust released, the motivation has been improved
  • A new generation of AMG SL released, stick to the V8 camp
  • Audi A8 Horch released, will be extended to the end
  • Mercedes-Benz announced that it will introduce Dolby Atmos to luxury models
  • Volkswagen and Ford CEOs recognize Tesla's contribution
  • Affected by the supply chain, Toyota sold only 700,000 vehicles worldwide in September
  • Hyundai Kia will develop solid-state batteries with U.S. companies
  • There is no special dress code for the F1 Saudi Grand Prix
  • Mercedes-Benz releases Sustaineer, an environmentally friendly concept truck
  • Today’s topic: Have you ever photographed the car?

Toyota bZ4X multiple configurations exposed

Toyota officially announced a number of configuration information for its pure electric model Toyota bZ4X.

The new car adopts a pure electric exclusive platform based on e-TNGA and is positioned as a medium-sized SUV, with a standard WLTP cruising range of 500km.

The car was unveiled at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show, using a new design language, adding more polyline processing, and the lines are very tough.

The new car is also unique in interior design. It uses a semi-enclosed rectangular steering wheel, a larger screen on the center console, and retains some of the physical buttons, a good combination of mechanical and technological styles.

Toyota bZ4X is expected to go on sale in China, Japan, the United States, Europe and other markets in the middle of 2022.

It is estimated that Toyota will use this bZ4X as a starting point to fully promote the expansion of the pure electric product lineup. In addition, Dong Chejun likes such a steering wheel so much, it feels like a formula car.

Tesla orders 45GWh lithium iron phosphate battery from CATL

According to 36Kr reports, Tesla ordered 45GWh batteries from CATL to prepare for next year’s sales plan, mainly for Model 3 and Model Y models.

At present, the Model 3 and Model Y equipped with lithium iron phosphate batteries are both standard battery life versions. Based on the batteries carried by these two models, preliminary calculations indicate that a 45GWh battery order will correspond to nearly 800,000 cars. This has surpassed Tesla's total global sales of 627.35 million vehicles in the first three quarters of this year.

Another industry insider said that in 2022, Tesla's Nevada battery factory will also expand production to more than 40GWh. Coupled with the supply of Panasonic and LG Chem, Tesla will produce at least 1.5 million cars in 2022.

The Hertz family alone ordered 100,000 vehicles, and it is reported that this number will become 150,000.

The first batch of 520 vehicles, Lucid Air will be delivered tomorrow

As the first mass-produced model equipped with lidar in the North American market, Lucid Air can realize rich functions such as automatic parking, highway driving assistance, and automatic following when traffic jams, through its DreamDrive driver assistance system.

The entry-level model of Lucid Air, with 480 horsepower and 653km of endurance, starts at $77,400 (about 519,000 yuan).

Currently, all users who have booked Lucid Air can get three years of free charging on Electrify America's nationwide network of ultra-high-speed charging stations.

Lucid Motors has many employees from Tesla, including founder Martin Eberhard and production vice president Peter Hohdinger. I wonder if the actual performance of Lucid Air can surpass Model S?

Black Badge Gust released, the motivation has been improved

A few days ago, we learned from the official that a new generation of Rolls-Royce Ghost Black Badge Edition was officially released.

The new car is based on the current Gust models, and the whole car has been blackened in many places. The elements of the Parthenon-style grille and the high-light celebration of the goddess have also been greatly changed.

The side of the body is slender and square, and the traditional side-to-door design is full of luxury. The petal-shaped 21-inch two-color wheels are also distinguished from the ordinary version of Gust.

In addition, the new car still uses a 6.75T V12 engine in terms of power, but the power has been improved, with a maximum power of 600 horsepower and a peak torque of 900N·m.

I won’t talk about the price, just take a look at it, won’t you really buy it?

A new generation of AMG SL released, stick to the V8 camp

Last night, the world premiere of a new generation of Mercedes-AMG SL, this convertible GT sports car will become the successor model of AMG GT.

The appearance of the new car adopts a brand-new design language, and the sweeping headlights are exaggerated and impressive. The classic straight waterfall grille of the AMG family has some reservations. Even without the three-pointed star in the middle, people can recognize it as a Mercedes-Benz at a glance.

The new car shares the platform with AMG GT and has improved strength and light weight. I believe it will perform well in performance and handling.

The rear shape of the car is also rounded, the slender taillight group does not seem to violate the harmony, and the active tail wing at the rear can also provide more downforce at high speeds.

In terms of interior, the new car inherits the new generation of Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which combines sports and luxury well. The addition of the new MBUX infotainment system also adds a lot of sense of science and technology.

In terms of power, the new generation of AMG SL will provide two versions of SL 55 and SL 63, both equipped with 4.0T V8 twin-turbocharged engines, with maximum power of 476 horsepower and 585 horsepower respectively. (Sina Motors)

Which one do you prefer, it or AMG GT?

Audi A8 Horch released, will be extended to the end

Just tonight, the world premiere of the new Audi A8 Horch, the car is Audi's top luxury model specially built for the Chinese market.

The length of this A8 Horch is close to 5.5 meters, which is 130mm longer than the wheelbase of the regular A8.

In addition to having two exclusive body colors-Cloud Rain Grey and Oak Green, the wheels are also designed with exclusive polished aluminum mirrors. The "Horch" logo on the body also shows the nobleness of this car.

The configuration of the new car is also very luxurious, not only equipped with Audi connect interconnection technology system, but also B&O 3D audio, front and rear seat massage and other comfort configurations.

However, there may be some regrets in terms of power. The new car is not equipped with a V8 engine. Instead, it is replaced by a 3.0T V6 and 48V light-hybrid system.

Mercedes-Benz announced that it will introduce Dolby Atmos to luxury models

Today’s news, Mercedes-Benz announced that it will introduce Dolby Atmos to its luxury models to improve the user’s listening experience.

The Dolby Atmos experience will be integrated in the optional Burmester high-end 4D and 3D surround sound system, and will be the first to be carried on Mercedes-Maybach models.

It is understood that this entertainment system includes 31 speakers with a total power of 1750W.

"The treble is sweet, the midrange is accurate, and the bass is strong. In one sentence, it is clear-transparent."

Volkswagen and Ford CEOs recognize Tesla's contribution

According to CNBC reports, Tesla's influence in the field of electric vehicles has been recognized by Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess and Ford CEO Jim Farley. The leaders of these two traditional car giants agreed that Tesla and Musk have become the benchmarks in the electric car market.

We must admit that Tesla has set a new benchmark for electric vehicles, not only in terms of technology, but also in terms of productivity and car speed. I think this kind of competition is good.

Herbert Diess said in an interview.

Ford CEO Jim Farley also expressed gratitude to Musk and Tesla for their leading roles in the field of electric vehicles.

Affected by the supply chain, Toyota sold only 700,000 vehicles worldwide in September

On October 28, Toyota announced September production, sales and export data. Data show that global sales fell 16.4% compared to the same month of the previous year, to 700,000 vehicles, which was the first decline since August 2020.

Toyota was affected by the parts supply chain in Southeast Asia, and continued to reduce production after August, and the impact on sales began to appear. Global production in September decreased by 39.1% to 512,000 vehicles, which was lower than the actual level in the same month of the previous year for two consecutive months. (Gasgoo)

However, with the relaxation of epidemic control in Southeast Asia, the shortage of chips has gradually improved.

Hyundai Kia will develop solid-state batteries with U.S. companies

Recently, Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors, two major brands of Hyundai Group, announced that they will cooperate with Factorial Energy, a US battery research and development and manufacturing company, to jointly develop automotive-grade solid-state batteries.

Hyundai officials revealed that Factorial Energy has made new breakthroughs based on FEST (Factor Electrolyte System Technology), which uses special solid electrolyte materials to achieve safe and reliable battery performance.

In addition, the battery produced by this technology has the characteristics of high energy density, which can effectively extend the cruising range of pure electric vehicles by 20%-50% under conditions of close cost.

However, Hyundai did not mention the timing of commercialization of the technology.

Previously, Toyota planned to implement the application of solid-state batteries this year, and BMW planned to equip its products with solid-state batteries in 2025.

There is no special dress code for the F1 Saudi Grand Prix

According to RaceFans, there is no dress code for male and female tourists participating in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in December at the Jeddah Marina Circuit or public places in the city.

It was previously reported that this event will implement a strict minimum dress code, requiring participants to wear long sleeves and trousers or skirts below the knee.

Popular science: Women in Saudi Arabia wear long black cloaks called "abaya", showing only their hands and face, while men wear headdresses called "thawb".

Mercedes-Benz releases Sustaineer, an environmentally friendly concept truck

Recently, Mercedes-Benz released this concept truck called Sustaineer.

What is interesting about Sustaineer is that it has a particulate filtration system. This system has two particulate filters, one behind the mesh and the other hidden under the car body.

You may think that these devices are used to control emissions, but you have to know that this is a pure electric truck and does not produce any exhaust.

In fact, when this truck is driving on the road, it will capture 10 micron particles on the road, which can greatly improve the air quality in urban areas with dense vehicle emissions.

Hope that the sprinklers on the road can integrate such functions in the future.

Today’s topic: Have you ever photographed the car?

Yesterday Dong Chejun asked everyone what they thought of the Volkswagen ID.3. Everyone seemed to dislike this car, and it was even a little bit unpleasant. Hahaha, Dong Chejun will not release it, let’s summarize that is:

Weak power, short battery life, poor interior, and expensive.

In fact, Dong Chejun quite likes the ID.3 design hahaha, but everyone is right. Volkswagen really has to come on.

▲ID.3's interior is really not very pleasing

Tomorrow is the weekend, and Dong Chejun is going to take pictures of a car. I wonder if you have ever taken a "photobook" for your car? If so, you can send it to Dong Chejun. Maybe you can see it in Dong Che Daily next week.

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