Dongche Daily｜Audi may be equipped with BYD hybrid system / Tesla closes its first store in China / Weilai confirms the suspension of vehicle factory production
- Audi A4L may be equipped with BYD hybrid system
- The fastest mass-produced electric car in Zhejiang, Zhiji L7 SP performance version released
- NIO Announces 2022 Car Purchase Subsidy Program
- Toyota GR 86 10th Anniversary Edition enters China
- Tesla's first store in China closed due to adjustment of sales and service strategy
- Xiaomi refuted the rumor that the car manufacturing was stopped: the project is progressing smoothly
- Weilai confirms that the production suspension of the vehicle factory will affect the delivery
- Twitter employees work 12 hours a day to prevent Musk layoffs
- Weilai may launch a smartwatch, is hiring a product manager
- Xiaopeng G9 Qualified for Guangzhou Autonomous Driving Road Test
- Luminar CEO: Musk can't think of self-driving without lidar
Audi A4L may be equipped with BYD hybrid system
According to Yiche.com, some mainstream models of FAW-Volkswagen Audi in 2023 may purchase BYD's DM-i/DM-p power system for matching.
BYD Chairman Wang Chuanfu recently led a team of technical engineers from Fudi Power to the FAW-Hongqi and FAW-Volkswagen Audi R&D centers to demonstrate the blade battery and DM-i power system.
Another news shows that the first model equipped with the hybrid system may be the Audi A4L.
On the other hand, the bZ3 of FAW Toyota has used the motor and battery provided by Fudi Power. Has the times really changed?
The fastest mass-produced electric car in Zhejiang, Zhiji L7 SP performance version released
On November 1, Zhiji L7 SP performance version was officially launched. There are two models, L7 Snake Performance Lite and L7 Snake Performance, priced at 478,800 yuan and 578,800 yuan respectively.
Zhiji L7 SP Performance Edition is designed by IM Motorsport, the high-performance sports department of Zhiji Automobile.
According to reports, the lateral stability G value of Zhiji L7 SP performance version reaches 1.19G, which is close to the 1.2G level of Porsche 911.
On the official lap list of the Zhejiang competition, the Zhiji L7 SP high-performance version surpassed the AMG EQS and Porsche Taycan Turbo S with a lap time of 1:42.212, becoming the fastest mass-produced electric car in the Zhejiang competition.
NIO Announces 2022 Car Purchase Subsidy Program
On November 2, NIO announced its 2022 car purchase subsidy program.
Users who purchase ES8/ES6/EC6/ET7/ES7, pay the deposit before December 31, 2022 and lock the order for production, can enjoy the national subsidy in 2022.
Users who purchase ET5 must pick up the car within 2022 to enjoy the 2022 national subsidy.
Colleagues who have booked ET5 have been notified.
Toyota GR 86 10th Anniversary Edition enters China
On November 1st, on the occasion of the second anniversary of the GR brand entering China, Toyota announced that the 10th anniversary model of the GR 86 will be officially introduced, and a limited number of 86 units will be sold in China.
The new car has an orange paint called "Dawn", and is equipped with bright black decorations throughout the car, and the wheels are newly designed 18-inch "hollow carving" style.
In terms of interior, the new car adopts the color matching of orange and black in the interior, and adds "10th Anniversary Limited" embroidery embellishment on the door, and the rest is consistent with the normal version of GR86.
The power part adopts a 2.4-liter naturally aspirated horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine with a maximum power of 172kW (230 horsepower) and a peak torque of 250N·m.
A bit pure, there is no central control screen.
Tesla's first store in China closed due to adjustment of sales and service strategy
In order to adjust its sales and service strategy in the Chinese market, Tesla closed its first flagship showroom in China, the Tesla Parkview Green Experience Center, last week.
Opened in 2013, the experience center was refurbished in 2018 and expanded further, occupying two floors of the mall. For now, calls to the store will be forwarded to another nearby Tesla showroom.
In September, it was reported that Tesla was considering closing some showrooms in luxury shopping malls in cities such as Beijing, and instead opening stores in suburban areas to reduce operating costs. At the same time, these stores can also provide maintenance services.
Tesla is the first car company to withdraw from the market.
Xiaomi refuted the rumor that the car manufacturing was stopped: the project is progressing smoothly
Rumors that Xiaomi's car manufacturing was stopped. A person from Xiaomi said that the Xiaomi car project is progressing smoothly without responding to the rumors.
At the end of last month, Lei Jun revealed in an internal speech that Xiaomi's first engineering vehicle has officially rolled off the production line. In August this year, Lei Jun announced that Xiaomi's autonomous driving technology had entered the testing stage, and also released a live video of the road test of the autonomous driving technology.
Xiaomi Automobile previously announced that it will build a vehicle factory in two phases in the Beijing Economic and Technological Development Zone. The cumulative annual output of the factory is expected to be 300,000 vehicles, and the production capacity of the first and second phases is 150,000 vehicles.
No matter who it is, the road to building a car will definitely not be smooth.
Weilai confirms that the production suspension of the vehicle factory will affect the delivery
According to 36 Krypton reports, recently, due to the requirements of epidemic prevention, NIO’s two factories in Hefei have been shut down one after another, and the delivery progress of its models has generally been delayed. In this regard, the relevant person in charge of Weilai replied that the news is true and will affect the progress of production and delivery.
Since mid-October, Weilai's production has begun to face challenges. The JAC Weilai F1 factory has been closed for 3 to 5 days in order to cooperate with the original plan for epidemic prevention, because most parts are in stock and can be closed for production, but with the extension of the sealing and control time , the overall production and delivery rhythm are greatly affected.
Another person close to NIO said that NIO’s auto industrial park NeoPark in the Hefei Economic and Technological Development Zone is also under closed control recently, and the vehicle production line of the F2 factory has also been suspended.
The prospective NIO owners here, I know you are in a hurry, but don't worry.
Twitter employees work 12 hours a day to prevent Musk layoffs
According to CNBC, since Musk took office, Twitter managers have asked some employees to work 12-hour shifts, seven days a week, in response to the looming layoff crisis.
The company has not told employees whether they will receive overtime pay, time off or job security. Some see it as a way for Musk's team to test who works hard. After Musk took over, Twitter employees were working much longer than usual, according to people familiar with the matter.
To meet Musk’s deadlines, some managers said they slept in company offices on Friday and Saturday nights.
Employees also expressed concern that their careers at Twitter could be over if they don't get the job done by early November.
This is even more ruthless than 996.
Weilai may launch a smartwatch, is hiring a product manager
Recently, NIO released the recruitment information about the position in the smart watch field on the recruitment website. The job title is the product manager of the smart watch machine, and it is suspected that the smart watch will be launched.
According to the recruitment information, the responsibilities of this position include outputting competitive product concepts, ensuring product competitiveness, and mining leading product selling points to provide bullets for marketing and sales. In the qualifications, it is written that the position requires at least 3 years of experience in the planning of wearable products from first-tier manufacturers, and relevant experience in the intelligent hardware industry is a plus.
It is worth mentioning that Weilai has entered the mobile phone market before. According to media reports, Yi Wei, the former senior vice president of Meitu Mobile, has joined the Weilai mobile phone team as the head of the software department.
NIO owners squat a three-piece set online.
- Global electric vehicle sales exceeded one million in September, and Tesla took the first and second place
- Toyota's first-half profit fell 23% year-on-year
- Volkswagen China CEO Barrett joins Weibo
- CATL chairman to meet with Hyundai executives this week
- Changan Automobile: Dark Blue C673 will be launched in June next year, Avita Weilai has plans to go public
- Bentley's operating profit more than doubles in first three quarters
- Hesai Technology releases pure solid-state lidar, to be delivered within 2023
- Global power battery loading of 54.7GWh in September: CATL ranks first, LG overtakes BYD
Xiaopeng G9 Qualified for Guangzhou Autonomous Driving Road Test
It was learned from the official WeChat account of Xiaopeng Motors that recently, after the approval of the Industry and Information Technology Bureau, the Public Security Bureau and the Transportation Bureau, the Xiaopeng G9 successfully obtained the Guangzhou Intelligent Connected Vehicle Road Test License.
The Xpeng G9, which has obtained the road test license this time, completely adopts the mass-produced car for sale as the carrier, and has only been upgraded at the software level. Self-driving road test qualification.
The Xpeng G9 will be tested on the urban test road in Guangzhou, and will eventually be promoted to the commercial operation of Robotaxi.
Luminar CEO: Musk can't think of self-driving without lidar
Musk has been promising that self-driving cars are on the horizon, but Luminar CEO Austin Russell believes Tesla won't be able to fully implement self-driving technology until it adopts lidar technology.
From an autonomous driving perspective, if you want to achieve true autonomous driving, you have to use lidar.
In 2012, when he was 17 years old, Russell founded the lidar company Luminar Technologies. In 2020, the company went public on the Nasdaq, making Russell a billionaire overnight. Currently, Luminar has contracts with several major automakers, including Toyota, Mercedes-Benz and Nissan.
Unlike Musk, Russell believes the future of fully self-driving cars is decades away.
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