Dong Che Daily | Xiaopeng announces changes in premiums for its models / Weilai ES7 is exposed / Hyundai has closed its internal combustion engine R&D center

Guide

  • Another cute car, the official image of Dongfeng Scenery MINIEV released
  • New York City orders 184 Ford Mach-E
  • Weilai ES7 first exposure, will be equipped with lidar
  • Polestar 4 new news is exposed, positioning is lower than Polestar 3
  • Dongfeng Honda Alison was launched, with changes to the exterior and interior
  • Xiaopeng Motors announces changes in premiums for its models
  • BMW will create 6000 new jobs next year
  • Hyundai Motor has closed its internal combustion engine R&D center
  • TuSimple semi-trailer truck driverless video released
  • Guangzhou plans to cultivate unicorn car companies
  • Red Bull: Kakuda Yuyi's violent temper also hurt the team
  • Why are some filler ports on the left and some on the right?
  • Today's topic: Han EV hard top convertible version

Another cute car, the official image of Dongfeng Scenery MINIEV released

Dongfeng Xiaokang recently released the official image of the new mini-electric vehicle under the Fengguang brand.

This mini-car is called Fengguang MINIEV, and it is less than three meters long, 1495mm wide, and 1960mm wheelbase. Like other minicars, in order to ensure the internal space, the overall shape is more square and tough, with white, pink, green, and blue colors to choose from.

The car is equipped with a 13.78kWh power battery and NEDC has a cruising range of 180km. It is reported that the new car is expected to be launched in the first quarter of 2022.

In the market for miniature pure electric vehicles, competition is becoming more and more fierce.

New York City orders 184 Ford Mach-E

According to Bloomberg, New York City will order 184 Ford Mustang Mach-Es for use by several municipal departments, including the New York City Police Department, the Sheriff’s Office, and the Parks and Recreation Administration.

The New York City Administrative Services Department stated in a statement yesterday that the vehicles are expected to be delivered by June 30 next year.

"Investment in the electrification of cars will help New York City get rid of its dependence on fossil fuels," said Dawn Pinnock, acting commissioner of the department.

In addition to Mach-E, New York City is also considering buying a batch of Model 3.

Weilai ES7 first exposure, will be equipped with lidar

▲Picture from: New Travel

Yesterday, the new pure electric SUV ES7 based on NIO's new generation technology platform NT2.0 was exposed.

The new car in the spy photos is highly camouflaged, but it can still be seen that the shape of the whole car is very close to the ES6. The top of the car has a lidar and two high-position cameras, and the rear of the roof is also equipped with a rear-view camera.

▲Picture from: New Travel

Compared with the ES6, the overall size of the new car is slightly larger, the shape of the daytime running lights is more rounded, the charging port has also been moved to the right rear of the vehicle, and a new style of five-spoke blackened rims have been replaced.

▲Picture from: New Travel

Weilai said before that three NT2.0 models will be delivered next year. It seems that in addition to ET5 and ET7, there is also this ES7.

Polestar 4 new news is exposed, positioning is lower than Polestar 3

Recently, Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath (Thomas Ingenlath) revealed some details about Polestar 4 in an interview with the media.

It is understood that Polestar 4 is expected to meet with consumers in 2022 and formally introduce domestic products in 2023.

In terms of positioning, Polestar 4 will be lower than Polestar 3, and the overall lines and shapes will be younger and sportier.

▲From right to left: Pole Star 3, Pole Star 4, Pole Star 5

The price of Polestar 4 is expected to be around 55,000 euros, so look forward to its domestic production.

Dongfeng Honda Alison was launched, with changes to the exterior and interior

Following the listing of the Guangzhou Automobile Honda Odyssey, Dongfeng Honda will also start to exert its strength. The new Alison will be officially launched tonight, with a price range of 279,800 yuan to 331,800 yuan.

As a mid-term facelift model, the new car will be upgraded and optimized in appearance and interior. The front face has been replaced with a larger air intake grille, the interior has a dot matrix chrome-plated design, and the new-style headlights are also sharper.

In addition, the new Alison has added a running water turn signal and an electric tailgate with induction opening, and there is no change in the body size.

The interior layout of the new car is similar to that of the Odyssey. The original 8-inch central control screen is upgraded to a 10.1-inch floating screen, and the space performance is no different from the previous generation.

In contrast, I would prefer the front face of the Odyssey.

Xiaopeng Motors announces changes in premiums for its models

Yesterday, Dong Chejun mentioned the increase in premiums after the launch of new energy auto insurance. Xiaopeng also recently announced the changes in the premiums of its models.

According to the insurance premiums reported by various insurance companies, Xiaopeng's entire line of models increased by an average of 2.9% to 18.2%, as shown in the following table:

Weilai, another new domestic manufacturer, also issued a related statement recently, stating that it is evaluating the possibility of establishing exclusive performance products for Weilai Automobile.

Some Tesla owners said that today's insurance prices have fallen, and Dong Chejun will continue to pay attention to subsequent price changes.

BMW will create 6000 new jobs next year

According to Reuters, the CEO of BMW said that BMW in Germany will create as many as 6,000 new jobs next year to cope with the growing demand for its electric vehicles.

So far, BMW has sold more than 1 million new energy vehicles, including pure electric and hybrid vehicles, and plans to achieve a sales target of 2 million vehicles by 2025.

Some people are happy and some are worried. When new positions are added, some old positions will be eliminated. For example, the following news.​​​​

Hyundai Motor has closed its internal combustion engine R&D center

Electrek reported yesterday that Hyundai Motor had closed its internal combustion engine R&D center on December 23. It is reported that there are approximately 12,000 employees working in the department.

It is currently unclear whether any of these 12,000 employees have been fired due to the transformation of car companies, but Hyundai Motor said that its powertrain development team will be transitioned to the development of electric systems. At the same time, there will still be some internal combustion engine experts to improve existing engines.

As a long-established Korean car manufacturer, Hyundai started to develop internal combustion engines in 1983. The first engine "Alpha" independently produced by Hyundai made its debut in 1991. The engine was mounted on the Hyundai Scoope model produced the following year.

Not only Hyundai, but many internal combustion engine engineers of traditional car companies are facing such a dilemma.

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TuSimple semi-trailer truck driverless video released

On December 22, local time, a semi-trailer truck of the self-driving truck startup TuSimple completed an 80-mile (approximately 129 kilometers) unmanned journey on the road.

The driving took 80 minutes. The truck handled a series of problems independently without a safety officer, including identifying traffic lights, avoiding merging vehicles, and facing curious passers-by.

At present, TuSimple has signed contracts with major partners such as Penske and UPS to start operations in the southwestern United States and gradually expand to the east. (CnBeta)

Dong Chejun only hopes that the express delivery on the road can run faster.

Guangzhou plans to cultivate unicorn car companies

The Guangzhou Development and Reform Commission yesterday issued the "14th Five-Year Plan" for the innovation and development of smart and new energy vehicles in Guangzhou: to build a group of auto companies with core competitiveness in the direction of "smart + new energy".

In order to further enrich the mid-to-high-end product matrix, Guangzhou plans to cultivate 1-2 companies with a domestic market share of more than 5%, and 1-2 unicorn car companies.

It is mentioned in the plan that Guangzhou will support traditional vehicle companies such as Guangzhou Automobile Group, Dongfeng Nissan, and BAIC (Guangzhou) to carry out intelligent transformation of vehicles on the existing basis.

At the same time, Guangzhou will also support the implementation of integration, mergers and acquisitions and strategic cooperation for new power car companies such as Xiaopeng Motors and Hechuang Motors to build a world-renowned car brand.

Guangzhou is also preparing to improve the "Yangcheng Charging" platform, cooperating with various suppliers to launch a one-stop charging service.

Red Bull: Kakuda Yuyi's violent temper also hurt the team

The rookie driver of the Alpha Tauri team Yuyi Kakuda has always had a small problem: He often reprimands others with indecent language in the team's voice.

In this regard, the team manager Tost admitted: his "roar" in the team's voice caused harm to himself and the team.

But he also admitted that when drivers encounter difficulties on the field, their minds are easily heated and it is difficult to keep calm.

People must understand that this is an F1 car after all.

But Tost suggested that he yelled at himself, not in the team voice.

Dr. Marco, a consultant for the Red Bull Racing Team, believes that Kadota's character may also cause other problems:

"His language is very "non-Japanese"," said Dr. Marco. "This makes his image in the Japanese public very poor. I don't know if he knows what it means."

Why are some filler ports on the left and some on the right?

Some friends may have thought about this question: Why are some oil filling ports on the left and some on the right?

In fact, there is no fixed position for the fuel injection port at first, and automakers can put them wherever they want.

But since Germany is a left-handed country, the fuel filler port on the right will be closer to the tanker on the roadside, which is convenient for the driver to refuel, and it is safer to refuel on this side.

Therefore, the fuel injection ports for German cars are basically on the right. In the same way, because Japan is a right-handed country, they put the fuel injection port to the left.

▲The fuel injection ports of German cars are basically on the right side

▲The fuel injection ports of Japanese cars are basically on the left

Nowadays, with modern gas stations, we can easily fill fuel regardless of whether the filling port is on the left or right.

But Dong Chejun still has to say one more thing: For new energy vehicles, the charging port is best placed at the back of the vehicle. In some narrow charging stations, if the charging port is at the front of the car, it is too inconvenient to enter the parking space. .

Today's topic: Han EV hard top convertible version

Remember the Han EV convertible version that was exposed a few days ago? It turned out that it was a modified car that lasted more than three months.

Weidian New Energy officially announced this work yesterday, and said that the body of this Han EV is entirely handmade.

It is understood that this car will appear at BYD's modified carnival, and there will also be a Han EV travel version on the same stage.

I don’t know which version of Han EV you would prefer?

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