- Bilateral double output, the rear renderings of the new BMW X8 M are released
- New BMW 7 Series pure electric version renderings exposed
- Porsche announces new Macan series models
- Domestic car companies such as Weilai, Xiaopeng, Ideal, and BYD rush to help Henan
- Tesla Semi electric truck is about to go into production
- "Consumer Reports" criticizes Tesla: It is not safe to test FSD on the road
- Mercury also appeared in the main driving position, ideally convinced of non-production problems
- Tesla's June new car registrations in China increased by 23% month-on-month
- BMW announces the price of i4 in Australia, will be listed in the first quarter of next year
- Suzuki plans to launch a pure electric vehicle worth 59,000 yuan
- Diss confirmed that Volkswagen is developing ID.8, the specifications are similar to Atlas
- BMW begins on-the-road testing of hydrogen fuel cell prototypes
- Bank of America: Global electric vehicle battery supply may be cut off in 2025
- The old driver said: User dialogue under the turmoil of extremely krypton public opinion
Recently, foreign media have obtained the rear renderings of the new BMW X8 M. Judging from the picture, the X8 M's new style taillights have eye-catching visual effects. The bottom bumper and bilateral double-exhaust exhaust of the car are the biggest highlights at the rear.
According to the previous renderings, the front face of the BMW X8 M uses a large-size kidney grille and blackened treatment, making the overall shape more radical. At the same time, the car also uses a split headlight design.
It is understood that the new BMW X8 M will be launched on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the M department. In addition, BMW will also launch special editions of M3, M4, M5, and a special model. This special model is expected to be named XM without infringing on the Citroen name and trademark. (Via Netcom)
This line has a Lamborghini feel.
In addition to the X8 M, the all-electric version of the new BMW 7 Series has also been exposed by foreign media recently. The new car uses a large-size kidney grille with great visual impact, and the split headlight set also appears on this pure electric BMW.
Combined with the previously leaked spy photos, the family atmosphere of the new car is extremely strong. Because it is a camouflage car, the appearance information obtained from it is relatively limited. But judging from the sensors equipped with the car’s intake grille, shark fin antenna and fenders, this pure electric BMW is likely to be equipped with a more complete driving assistance system.
In terms of power, the car is composed of an electric motor with a maximum power of 515kW and a battery of 120kWh. It is understood that this car is suspected to be a high-performance version, which is expected to be named BMW i7 M60. (Via Netcom)
Do you like BMW split headlights?
Porsche officially released the official images of the new Macan series recently, including the Macan, Macan S, and Macan GTS models, which are equipped with 2.0T, 2.9T low-power and 2.9T high-power engines, respectively.
The new car announced this time is the second mid-term facelift, and there is no obvious adjustment in appearance. In terms of interiors, the biggest change in the new car is the full-touch interactive design, which keeps up with the 911 and Cayenne's footsteps. At the same time, the three-spoke GT steering wheel also appeared on the new car.
In terms of power, Macan is equipped with Volkswagen's latest fourth-generation EA888, with a maximum power of 265 horsepower. Macan S continues to be equipped with the EA839 2.9T twin-turbo V6 engine with a maximum power of 380 horsepower. The maximum power of the Macan GTS, which also uses the EA 839, is increased to 440 horsepower. With the Sport Chrono component, it only takes 4.3 seconds to accelerate to 100 kilometers.
I wonder if Porsche will release the new Macan Turbo in the future?
Domestic car companies such as Weilai, Xiaopeng, Ideal, and BYD rush to help Henan
In recent days, many places in Henan have experienced continuous heavy rainfall, and cities such as Zhengzhou have experienced serious waterlogging disasters. Affected by heavy rains, waterlogging and flooding occurred in many parts of Henan, and street vehicles were swept away. The disaster situation affected the sight of people across the country.
Facing the severe situation, many auto companies such as Weilai, Xiaopeng, Ideal, Yutong, Chery, Nezha, etc. have taken actions to actively support rescue and disaster relief. At 12:00 noon yesterday, the official Weibo of Ideal Automobile announced that it would donate 10 million to the Henan Charity Federation for flood prevention and disaster relief work.
Subsequently, Weilai, Xiaopeng, etc. also acted actively and announced a donation of 15 million to support disaster relief and relief, and expressed that they will continue to pay attention to the progress of the disaster and fully cooperate with the rescue and relief work.
Friends in Zhengzhou, must pay attention to safety.
Foreign media Electrek said that sources said that the Tesla Semi electric truck is about to be put into production, the production line is ready, and the final assembly line is undergoing final commissioning.
Tesla has said that the mass-produced version of the car is a Class 8 truck with a load of 80,000 pounds, a range of 300 miles (approximately 482 kilometers) and 500 miles (approximately 804 kilometers), and the price is 150,000. US dollars and 180,000 US dollars.
When the car was launched in 2017, Tesla stated that it would be available in 2019, but it has not yet been delivered.
Until March of this year, Electrek reported that Tesla was building a production line for Tesla Semi in a new building near Gigafactory, Nevada, and will produce 5 Tesla Semi electric trucks every week by the end of this year.
PepsiCo, Tesla's largest Semi customer, recently stated that they expect to receive 15 Tesla Semis for delivery to the Fidori factory in Modesto, California. (Via Electrek)
At present, Semi is only sold in the United States. As for whether it will be introduced into the country in the future, it is not known.
Consumer Reports said on Tuesday that Tesla's FSD "fully autonomous driving" software lacks safety protection, and its use on highways would endanger public safety.
According to a video posted by Tesla owners on social media, Consumer Reports raised concerns, including "missing a turn at an intersection" and "crashing into a parked car."
Jake Fisher, senior director of the Consumer Reports Automotive Testing Center, said: "The video of drivers using FSD Beta 9 shows that it neither makes driving safer nor does it make driving easier. Consumers Just spend money to act as a test engineer, and it is in the absence of sufficient security measures to protect it.” (via cnBeta)
If you want to learn about Tesla's FSD, you can poke this article by Ai Faner.
Mercury also appeared in the main driving position, ideally convinced of non-production problems
Recently, the owner of the Ideal "Mercury Incident" @justiceqie posted on Weibo: Today, I went to the Ideal Delivery Center. Under the supervision of the ideal staff, he removed the main driver's seat and found that the main driver also had mercury. And it is wrapped under the non-porous leather.
Afterwards, Ideal Automobile responded to the incident, saying that it was more convinced that the situation was not caused by the production process, and said that "the passenger seat that happened to be problematic" and the "main driver seat that happened to be problematic" were installed in the same car. The probability is close to zero.
Faurecia, the seat supplier, also issued a statement stating that the manufacturer’s entire chair assembly plant, seat frame manufacturing plant, face cover cutting and sewing plant does not involve the use of mercury in the entire production process.
In addition, the production interval between the main driver and the passenger seat is about 8 hours, and the main and passenger seats are stored in different racks and transported to the ideal car.
▲ Faurecia issued a statement
So where did the mercury in the main and co-driver come from?
According to data from the China Car Information Network, in June this year, the total number of Model 3 sedans and Model Y sports utility vehicles produced at Tesla's Shanghai plant was 28,508, an increase of 29% compared to May and compared with the figure in April. More than doubled.
The report pointed out that the promotional activities provided by Tesla at the end of the quarter offset the negative impact of the brand due to customer complaints and quality concerns. (Via Sina Finance)
A few days ago, BMW announced the price of the BMW i4 in the Australian market, ranging from A$9,900 to A$124,900 (approximately RMB 474,600 to RMB 594,300).
Different from the general BMW 4 Series, the BMW i4 has blue elements on the logo, grille inner ring and diffuser that can highlight the characteristics of electrification.
It is worth mentioning that the car is equipped with a brand-new BMW iDrive, BMW operating system 8.0 and an integrated floating curved screen. The user interface has been redesigned, with interconnection and data processing capabilities.
The new car will provide two models, i4 eDrive40 and i4 M50. The power is equipped with the fifth-generation eDrive electric drive technology. The maximum power of the i4 eDrive40 is 250kW, and the acceleration time per 100 kilometers is 5.7 seconds; the maximum power of the i4 M50 is 400kW, and the acceleration time per 100 kilometers is 3.9 Seconds, the battery life is 510 kilometers. (Via Netcom)
This screen, no matter how you look at it, feels like a fake.
Suzuki plans to enter the field of pure electric vehicles by 2025, using its experience in miniaturization and lightweighting of vehicles, and first develop it for the main market India. It is assumed that consumers will actually bear 1 million yen (approximately 59,000 yuan). Yuan), and will be successively released to the Japanese and European markets.
As Suzuki determines the time to get involved in pure electric vehicles, all pure electric vehicles from major domestic automakers will come out before 2025. (Via Nikkei Chinese website)
▲Suzuki Futuro-e Concept, picture from: CarDekho
The selling price should become the focus of competition among major Japanese car companies.
Herbert Dis, the executive officer of Volkswagen's mobile phone, confirmed that the company is about to add a large electric SUV with specifications similar to Atlas to the ID series.
In 2017, Volkswagen launched Atlas for the first time in response to the growing demand for SUVs in the US market. Today, this model is also applicable to the field of electric vehicles.
Volkswagen has no more specific details about ID.8, but this new car is expected to use the Volkswagen MEB platform. (Via Sina Auto)
In terms of battery life, ID.8 should be quite worth looking forward to.
Recently, the BMW Group began to conduct related tests on the BMW i Hydrogen NEXT hydrogen fuel cell prototype vehicle on European public roads. The drive system, chassis technology, and electrical and electronic systems will be fully tested in a real environment.
The BMW i Hydrogen NEXT, which is produced on a small scale based on the current BMW X5, is equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell drive system. The development of the model benefits from the BMW Group's fifth-generation eDrive electric drive system, which uses innovative technologies to further reduce carbon emissions.
In the long run, hydrogen fuel cell models may become part of the BMW Group's flexible drive system strategy, which is a useful supplement to traditional internal combustion engine models, plug-in hybrid models and pure electric models. (Via EV century)
Hydrogen fuel cell models are suitable for users who travel long distances or are far away from charging infrastructure, and it only takes a few minutes to refuel.
According to a recent research report by the Bank of America’s Global Research Department, the global electric vehicle industry is facing an imminent threat, and its battery supply may be exhausted as early as 2025.
The report said: "Our updated electric vehicle battery supply and demand model shows that during 2025-26, the global electric vehicle battery supply may be "sold out." The global electric vehicle battery operation rate will reach 85%."
In addition, Bank of America predicts that as the penetration rate of electric vehicles in all markets continues to rise, the global battery shortage will further intensify from 2026 to 2030. (Via TechWeb)
Since the release of Jikr 001, it has been one of the most popular smart electric vehicles recently. But recently, the wind review of Jikr 001 has been unpredictable, and the discussion about this car is very intense, and there are even confrontations between each other.
At the Shenzhen Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Auto Show last week, Jikrypton held a "co-creation and communication meeting." An Conghui, chief user officer of Jikrypton, said at the meeting: We will not choose to avoid issues that everyone cares about.
The problems reported by users are the nourishment for the rapid growth of Krypton.
The newly built car ran through the first half, and this year’s debut of Extreme Krypton really needs to prove its potential and strength to users faster, whether it is products, services, or operations.
An Conghui revealed that since Jikr 001 was configured and calibrated, there have been more than 60 user experience improvements. He cited two examples: wireless charging pads, and interior gaps in the center console.
In the previous version of Krypton 001, many users reported that the central control wireless charging area was a bit small. The new version significantly expanded the sensing area and added a Krypton logo projection light.
In addition, the cover part of the original center console near the cup holder has a splicing gap. In the later stage, the company decided to reopen the "multi-million" mold. The new version has optimized the gap.
Some insiders said: "Users" have always been a fixed issue for the team.
"During the development of 001, almost every configuration increase or decrease, we will discuss "what do users think"", a very krypton employee said, "Congcong often said internally that he hopes to add a certain configuration, he hopes to try his best Satisfy users."
"But the boundary is really difficult to grasp," another employee told us, "In fact, we are not doing well enough, and Cong Cong forbids us to delete community posts. Everyone scolds us and waits until we do better. , It will naturally turn around."
As Jikrypton employees said, the "boundary" has become the key to user operations in the new era. However, the premise of balancing the boundary between users and car companies is that car companies have truly opened up channels for user feedback and formed a closed loop for product improvement.
To put it more bluntly, whether you can do it well is only from 1 to 100, and whether you want to do it or not is from 0 to 1. (Via ZAKER)
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