Dong Che Daily | Tesla released its third quarter financial report, and its profit reached a new high


  • Hongguang MINIEV Macaron Autumn Color is officially listed
  • Standard Model 3/Y will no longer use ternary lithium batteries
  • The world's first LiDAR mass production vehicle rolls off the assembly line
  • Positioning as a mid-to-large flagship SUV, Lynk & Co 09 goes on sale
  • Part of the GAC Honda model configuration exposed
  • Tesla's third-quarter net profit hit a new high, reaching 1.6 billion US dollars
  • Demand for new energy vehicles is strong, and raw material prices have risen sharply
  • Why does fast charging reduce the capacity of car batteries?
  • An electric tricycle built in Germany
  • F1 announces a partnership with the NBA
  • History of automotive glass
  • Today's topic: the best car in your mind

Hongguang MINIEV Macaron Autumn Color is officially listed

This morning, this most popular new energy vehicle was newly launched.

According to official sources, the Macro MINIEV Macaron Autumn Color is officially launched, offering two colors of Hero Blue and Raw Coconut White, as well as two versions of Fashion and Perfection. The official guide prices are 37,600 yuan and 43,600 yuan respectively.

The appearance of the new car is the same as that of the current Macaron models. In detail, the halogen headlights inside the lamp cavity have added lenses, and the night lighting effect will be improved.

The interior part maintains the current design, and adds hero blue and off-white color schemes. There is no change in configuration and power.

New products are coming in seasons, autumn and winter.

Standard Model 3/Y will no longer use ternary lithium batteries

Tesla stated in its third quarterly report that the standard battery life version Model 3 and Model Y will switch to lithium iron phosphate batteries, while the long battery life version models will continue to use ternary lithium batteries. This will help increase production.

Compared with the ternary lithium battery, the lithium iron phosphate battery has better safety and stability, and the cost is lower, but it is slightly inferior in terms of energy density. (Sina Finance)

Winter is coming soon, friends in the north should choose long-range models.

The world's first LiDAR mass production vehicle rolls off the assembly line

Recently, Xiaopeng Motors announced that Xiaopeng P5, the world's first mass-produced lidar smart car, has successfully rolled off the production line and will start delivery at the end of October.

Xiaopeng P5 is the third mass-produced model of Xiaopeng Motors, and it is also the world's first mass-produced model equipped with lidar. It is equipped with 2 lidars, 12 ultrasonic sensors, 5 millimeter wave radars, and 13 high-speed radars. Perception camera and 1 set of sub-meter high-precision positioning unit.

Through the optional XPILOT 3.5 intelligent driving assistance system, it can realize the evolution from high-speed NGP to urban NGP.

Xiaopeng P5 is a very distinctive car. NGP and intelligence are its biggest advantages, but its appearance and mechanical level can only be described as "qualified".

Positioning as a mid-to-large flagship SUV, Lynk & Co 09 goes on sale

Yesterday, at the fifth anniversary of the Lynk & Co brand, the flagship SUV, Lynk & Co 09, was officially launched, priced at RMB 265,900-370,900.

The new car is positioned as a medium-to-large flagship SUV, and its appearance is obviously different from other models of the brand. The new car uses an exaggerated straight waterfall front grille to highlight the aura of the flagship model.

The rear of the car still retains the classic design style of the Lynk & Co family. The taillights are thickened and extend to the sides of the body, which looks full of tension.

The interior adopts the yacht design style, the center console is simple in shape, and the large-sized center control screen is embedded in it. In terms of material, Lynk&Co 09 uses silver plating and aluminum veneer. The feel of Nappa leather is also very delicate, creating a good sense of luxury.

In terms of configuration, as the flagship model, Lynk&Co 09 naturally does not have to worry. The top model also adds a low-speed congestion pilot function, which can realize L3 level automatic assisted driving.

"Little XC90" is here.

Part of the GAC Honda model configuration exposed

On the evening of September 28th, Guangqi Honda brought a brand-new sedan "Stylish", which belongs to the same "brother model" as the Dongfeng Honda Civic. The two are mainly changed in appearance details and configuration.

Guangqi Honda officially revealed that the INTEGRA will be equipped with smart card keys, BOSE audio system and other configurations, as well as a 6-speed manual transmission.

In this way, "Stylish" will become the first vehicle equipped with Bose audio provided by Honda in the country.

Compared with Dongfeng Honda Civic, Guangqi Honda's style is bound to be equipped with intelligence and comfort, which will overwhelm the Civic.

Tesla's third-quarter net profit hit a new high, reaching 1.6 billion US dollars

This morning, Tesla released its third-quarter financial report, and its revenue and net profit hit new highs.

According to the financial report, Tesla's operating profit increased to 2 billion U.S. dollars, operating profit margin reached 14.6%; net profit was 1.6 billion U.S. dollars, non-net profit was 2.1 billion U.S. dollars; automotive gross profit margin was 30.5%.

▲Tesla Shanghai factory

It earned 2.1 billion US dollars in a single quarter, which is close to Tesla's full-year profit in 2020.

This achievement is supported by the crazy number of deliveries: Tesla delivered a total of 241300 vehicles in the third quarter, and the annual delivery volume was close to 1 million.

▲Tesla's Texas factory

In fact, Tesla in this quarter has already lived like a car company that sells millions of dollars a year.

Demand for new energy vehicles is strong, and raw material prices have risen sharply

In September this year, the production and sales of new energy vehicles were 353,000 and 357,000 respectively, a year-on-year increase of 1.5 times.

In this context, the price of raw materials for the power battery of upstream new energy vehicles has risen sharply, triggering a series of chain reactions.

On October 11, the raw material supplier Ganfeng Lithium issued a conditional letter, announcing that the full range of metal lithium products will be increased by 100,000 yuan per ton from October 12.

The company's explanation of its price adjustment stated that prices were affected by the continuous rise in raw materials and power supply, as well as the substantial increase in the cost of lithium metal.

In fact, since September this year, the prices of various lithium raw materials, such as lithium carbonate, lithium hydroxide, electrolyte, etc., have risen to varying degrees, with the highest increase even reaching a double. (Sina Motors)

In addition, the price of the rare metal "cobalt", which is more precious than metallic lithium, has continued to rise.

Why does fast charging reduce the capacity of car batteries?

For the majority of new energy car owners, the faster the charging speed of electric vehicles, the better.

However, there are many complex chemical components inside the battery, which are very sensitive to the charging speed, and fast charging may cause problems.

David Wragg, a senior engineer at the Center for Materials Science and Nanotechnology at the University of Oslo, Norway, said: "Over time, all rechargeable batteries will degrade. However, when the battery is in a fast charging state, this negative effect is particularly strong."

As we all know, batteries have positive and negative poles. Between the electrodes are separators and electrolyte. During the process of charging and discharging, ions and electrons move from one side of the battery to the other.

In the process of fast charging, lithium ions are forced to pass through the battery quickly, causing some lithium ions to be stuck in the place separating the positive and negative electrodes. Here, the charged ions become neutral atoms and gather into tiny metal masses.

"This is the so-called lithium plating." Wragg explained. (Gasgoo)

An electric tricycle built in Germany

For urban freight, electric tricycles may be an environmentally friendly option, but they tend to be unstable when turning. However, the following tricycle may be able to solve this problem.

This tricycle is called Lastkraftflizer, designed and manufactured by the German mobile company ZF Friedrichshafen. This name, which is longer than a hot dog, means "high-speed small truck" in German.

Unlike common tricycles, it has two front wheels and one rear wheel. What's more interesting is that the two front wheels can lean towards the center of the bend in a bend to achieve a higher speed. At the same time, its dual LED headlights can also remain level in bends.

It has a 4kW rear hub motor, which can achieve a speed of 45km/h. (CnBeta)

He looks so handsome, what should I do if Dong Chejun's heart is moved?

F1 announces a partnership with the NBA

F1 announced the establishment of a content and promotion partnership with the NBA to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the F1 American Grand Prix and the NBA.

Racing images with all 30 NBA teams' camouflage will be published on the social media platforms of the two major events, and 10 cars have been released so far.​​​

"The chefs are ecstatic."

How did the car's windshield come from?

In fact, the car had no glass at the beginning, and the driver and passengers could only wear goggles to protect themselves.

As cars became more common and their speeds increased, wind and pebbles hitting the faces of drivers and passengers became an increasingly serious problem. Therefore, the manufacturer added a piece of glass in front of the driver, which we can call a windshield.

Unfortunately, when the glass is broken, the flat glass will shatter into large pieces of dangerous sharp fragments, which can easily scratch people in the car.

▲ Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company

In the 1930s, Ford invented laminated safety glass. He clamped two pieces of glass together and separated them with a plastic material, which effectively reduced accidents caused by the glass.

At present, the glass materials used in automobiles are mainly divided into two types, laminated glass and tempered glass.

▲Front windshield made of laminated glass

Laminated glass consists of two layers of glass, with a layer of colloidal film applied in the middle, which will not crack and spread completely when impacted. Because of this, laminated glass is required to be installed on the front windshield.

▲Side windshield made of tempered glass

Unlike laminated glass, tempered glass will quickly spread into countless small particles when it is impacted. It is usually installed in the side block position to facilitate the escape of people in the car in an emergency.

Today's topic: the best car in your mind

Yesterday we talked about the difficulty of installing household piles . @Jerry He talked about his experience:

I have lived in two communities and refused to let you install them. One has a better attitude, but finds various reasons not to let you install; the other finds an outside company to install a lot of charging piles, but they are expensive and use "safety risk". "The reason is that the owners are not allowed to install charging piles by themselves.

@王开济 expressed Dong Chejun’s aspirations, the installation of household piles, "the state still needs to promote, to overcome this last obstacle to installing charging piles."

Let's take a look at the North American market. "" recently selected the best models of the year in the North American market. They are:

  • Best value car: Hyundai Venue
  • Best Family Car: Volkswagen Touron
  • Best luxury car: Cadillac Escalade
  • Best pickup truck: Ford F-150

▲Cadillac Escalade

However, Dong Chejun feels that choosing the "best model" is actually a very subjective matter, and it is impossible to have a car that suits everyone.

So, which one is the best car in your mind?

The author is a bit busy and writes the introduction later.

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