- The new Golf GTI will be available soon, with a pre-sale price of 231,800
- Kia EV6 power information exposed, 528km battery life
- Beijing Hyundai's first MPV Kusitu official map released
- Tesla is profitable for two consecutive fiscal years, with net profit exceeding $1 billion for the first time
- Huawei: Removal of Su Qing as the head of the Intelligent Driving Products Department
- American electric car startup Lucid officially landed on Nasdaq
- The State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of Anhui is in contact with Xiaomi, and Xiaomi Auto may settle in Hefei
- BYD once again responded to the fire problem: different batches of coolant
- Toyota is trying to slow the U.S.'s transition to electric vehicles
- Affected by emission restrictions, Audi plans to stop production of the entry-level model A1
- Porsche showcases its new electric van Renndienst
- BMW showcases two new concept cars aimed at electrifying micro-travels
- Ford electric Mustang Mach-E series advertisement
The new generation of FAW-Volkswagen Golf GTI will be officially launched in September. Prior to this, the pre-sale of the new car has officially started, with a pre-sale price of 231,800 yuan. The main competitors are locked to the Lynk&Co 03+ and Lynk&Co 02 HATCHBACK.
The domestically produced brand new Golf GTI retains the appearance style of the overseas version, and adds a more sporty appearance package to the eighth-generation Golf. The GTI logo on the lower left corner of the grille on the front face indicates its identity.
In addition, the lower front bumper is designed with a larger and wider open air intake grille, and is equipped with a set of 17-inch Richmond new style alloy wheels with classic red brake calipers embedded.
In terms of power, the new Golf GTI is equipped with the third-generation EA888 2.0TSI engine with 220 horsepower. The transmission part matches the DSG seven-speed wet dual-clutch gearbox. (Via Fast Technology)
The same gear handle for the Porsche 911 (manual dog head).
Kia recently announced the specific information of its electric car Kia EV6. The new car is divided into two drive modes, rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive, and is equipped with two battery packs of 58kWh and 77.4kWh, corresponding to standard and long-range versions respectively.
Among them, the long-range rear-wheel drive model has a maximum range of 528km and provides an 800V fast charge mode, which only takes 18 minutes to charge from 10% to 80%.
In terms of power, the standard endurance rear-drive version equipped with a 58kWh battery has a maximum power of 125kW, and the four-wheel drive version has a maximum power of 173kW. The acceleration from 100 kilometers is less than 6.2 seconds; the long-range rear-wheel drive version has a maximum power of 168kW, and the four-wheel drive version has a maximum power of 239kW. It accelerates from a kilometer to 5.2 seconds.
In addition, Kia will also launch the EV6 GT long-range four-wheel drive version with a maximum power of 430kW and a peak torque of 740N·m. The acceleration time to 100 kilometers is within 3.5 seconds.
Kia EV6 is expected to be officially delivered to European users in the fourth quarter of this year.
A few days ago, Beijing Hyundai officially released a preview of its new MPV—Hyundai Custo. The Chinese name of the car is Kusto. As Beijing Hyundai's first MPV model, the car focuses on space performance and comfort. Future competitors are expected to be products such as Odyssey.
Like the new Tucson and the new Elantra, the front face of Beijing Hyundai Kusitu is also very stunning. The interior of the new car’s central grid is decorated with an array of bright black, with LED headlights on both sides, which is highly recognizable.
From the side of the body, Hyundai Cousteau uses a double-sided sliding door design to help passengers get on and off the car. For the power part, this car will provide two sets of engines, 1.5T and 2.0T, with their maximum power of 170 horsepower and 236 horsepower respectively. (Via car home)
There is a new member of the MPV family, and it depends on whether it can play.
Tesla is profitable for two consecutive fiscal years, with net profit exceeding $1 billion for the first time
Tesla today announced its 2021 Q2 financial report. The summary shows that Tesla produced and delivered more than 200,000 cars in the second quarter, achieved an operating profit margin of 11%, and net profit exceeded $1 billion for the first time.
Tesla said that this quarter, its supply chain was affected by global semiconductor shortages and port congestion and other issues, and its related teams are fully committed to guaranteeing vehicle production. However, Tesla said that the shortage of parts and components still greatly affected the delivery in the second half of the year.
Interestingly, not long after this earnings conference call started, Musk said: He will no longer participate in the earnings conference call except for major events that need to be reported to him in the future. In addition, he mainly said the following points:
- The supply of chips and batteries is the current two major problems;
- Type 4680 electrodeless battery will be produced in cooperation with suppliers;
- The production of the Berlin plant in Germany and the Austin plant in Texas is still accelerating, and the Semi electric truck project may be postponed;
- FSD is still being gradually improved and will prove its reliability.
Tesla will further reduce production costs
36 Krypton news, a personnel appointment and dismissal document of Huawei today shows that Su Qing has been removed from the post of director of the Intelligent Driving Products Department. Su Qing will enter the reserve team to receive training and distribution.
According to sources, this appointment and dismissal document was signed and signed by Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei.
Su Qing is an old Huawei employee. He previously served as the chief architect of Huawei's terminal company and later as the head of Huawei's intelligent driving product department. Insiders have rated his ability well. During his tenure as the head of Huawei's Intelligent Driving Products Department, Su Qing became famous for launching the automatic driving system solution ADS and installing road tests on the BAIC Jihu Alpha S.
But it has made many controversial remarks in public, including calling Tesla's autonomous driving accident a "homicide."
▲Su Qing (third from left), picture from: 2021 World Artificial Intelligence Conference
According to reports, the American electric car company Lucid Motors started trading on Wall Street on Monday after completing its merger with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). The company's stock code is LCID, and the stock rose about 10% on the first day to more than $26.
Lucid CEO Peter Rawlinson, a former Tesla engineering executive, said Monday that the funding puts Lucid in a "very enviable position" compared to rival Tesla.
Lucid Motors is headquartered in California, USA. Lucid Air, a new electric vehicle delayed by the epidemic, is expected to be launched in the second half of this year. The company said on Monday that 11,000 users have already reserved this model.
An unbuilt Lucid Motors reminds me of Evergrande Motors.
The State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of Anhui Province is in contact with Xiaomi, and Xiaomi Auto may settle in Hefei
According to sources from Anhui High-tech Industrial Investment and other independent sources, the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of Anhui Province is in contact with Xiaomi Motors and intends to introduce Xiaomi Motors into Hefei.
"Hefei and Xiaomi are negotiating, and Xiaomi is expected to settle in Hefei, but the specific investment promotion policy is not yet clear." The above-mentioned person said. In this regard, a person from Xiaomi's public relations department stated that it "does not respond."
In addition, Jianghuai Automobile insiders revealed that Jianghuai Automobile may contract for Xiaomi. Xiaomi's first model may target the market below 200,000 yuan, and will deploy its battery replacement business. (Via Future Car Daily)
Lei Jun is a bit busy recently because he is looking at the factory and digging people.
Yesterday’s Dong Che Daily reported that Ming Che Di recently conducted a 50% offset collision test on BYD Han EV and BAIC Polar Fox Alpha S at a speed of 64km/h. After 48 hours of the crash test, the BYD Han EV suddenly burst into flames.
In this regard, BYD officials yesterday questioned the test vehicle of Underworld, thinking that Underworld had replaced the non-conductive coolant (purple) of the original car with a conductive coolant (red), which caused a short circuit and caused a short circuit. Initiate burning.
According to BYD, the current commonly used coolant in the industry is red and conductive, while the Han EV production car uses BYD's unique purple coolant, which is non-conductive. This response triggered a wave of car owners scrambling to check the "coolant color".
However, the relevant person in charge of BYD said today: "The color of the coolant in different batches of Han EV is different. The coolant is non-conductive, and it has nothing to do with the color."
At present, BYD has communicated with the media on this matter and will arrange technicians to conduct on-site surveys.
Remember to ask relevant technicians next time BYD makes a statement.
The popularity of electric vehicles in the United States has been slow, but for Toyota, this is not slow enough.
According to the New York Times, a Toyota executive held closed-door talks with the U.S. Congress in recent weeks and expressed opposition to the Biden administration’s plan to spend billions of dollars to encourage the transformation of electric vehicles. In addition, Toyota is launching a counterattack against the friendly policy of electric vehicles through the "Auto Innovation Alliance", a lobbying group for car owners based in Washington.
Although Toyota was one of the first car companies to use batteries as a source of power, this does not conceal the fact that Toyota has fallen far behind its competitors in terms of electric vehicles. (Via cnBeta)
Don’t forget to improve yourself while buying time for yourself.
According to Motor1 reports, Audi CEO Marcus Dussman said in an interview: A1 will not have a successor model. It will be difficult to provide internal combustion engine models in the small car segment in the future, and the cost will rise. Therefore, Audi will bid farewell to this market segment.
This does not necessarily mean that Audi will no longer produce small vehicles, but they will not be equipped with internal combustion engines.
In addition, in terms of other models, Dussmann predicts that by 2030, Audi will choose to use different power systems according to different regions: "(2030) internal combustion engines account for less than 20% of Europe", but China and China The situation in the United States may be different. "
There will only be more and more manufacturers making similar decisions.
Porsche recently showed us their electric concept car of this year-Renndienst.
The original Renndienst was just a 1:1 concept model, but Porsche announced its unique 1+2+3 seat layout this week.
For Renndienst's interior, Porsche’s chief designer Michael Mauer collaborated with Markus Auerbach, head of internal design, and Ivo van Hulten, director of user experience design. Their mission is to provide a futuristic "future and edgeless" van with the same futuristic design. Travel cabin.
The driver's seat of this concept car is located in the middle of the vehicle. In this way, the driver can fully aim at the road ahead like a racer. When switching to automatic driving mode, the driver can also turn around and face the back. Of passengers.
In Renndienst's interior renderings, only the right side has a side window. According to Porsche, passengers can either enjoy the passing scenery on the right side or retreat to the quiet, light-free space on the left. (Via cnBeta)
This asymmetrical design of left and right windows is very interesting.
According to a foreign media report by New Atlas, the designers of the BMW Group Research Department have returned to the micro-transport plan and designed two new concept cars-the Dynamic Cargo electric tricycle and the Clever Commute electric scooter.
Dynamic Cargo has a spoked front wheel and a solid rear wheel. The latter is driven by an electric power system that automatically provides assistance as soon as the rider starts pedaling.
It has many cargo compartment modules, on which you can fix the child seat, install the scooter platform, put a deck chair, and even tie a surfboard.
The Clever Commute electric scooter is the "last mile partner", which can be folded for easy transportation. Although the actual size has not been announced, BMW believes it can fit in the trunk of the 3 Series.
BMW made it clear that they will not produce these two concept cars, but they are negotiating with other manufacturers to authorize the design, and we may see them sometime in the future. (Via cnBeta)
Do you ride electric skateboards at work?
To promote its Mustang electric car Mach-E, Ford Motor has previously launched these five creative advertisements, showing us impressive and visually attractive stunts.
For example, in the first commercial gravity article, Mach-E showed us its excellent acceleration performance in the face of a falling chandelier.
The second advertisement shows Mach-E's ability to recognize the driver and automatically adjust vehicle settings.
In the charging article, Mach-e and Tesla are also compared vaguely, using DC fast charging piles and Tesla coils to charge the Mustang Mech-E respectively, and compare the charging speed.
As for the following ads, click to watch them below.
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