- Smart Elf #1 production car road test spy photos exposed
- Ideal X01 details announced, priced at about 500,000
- Jidu's first car preview image released, will be unveiled at the Beijing Auto Show
- Toyota unveils all-new Sequoia teaser image
- Volkswagen and Bosch to form joint venture to boost European battery production
- Weilai responds to the car sales in the United States
- Midea: In the future, it will provide complete vehicle solutions for new energy vehicles
- Huawei Car BU expanded to 14 departments
- As new energy subsidies decline, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will clarify follow-up support policies
- Prost reveals reason for leaving Alpine: 'shoved out'
- Ouyang Minggao: Chinese and foreign brand competition will enter a fierce period
- First US case: Tesla driver charged with manslaughter
Yesterday, a set of road test spy photos of the production version of the Smart Elf #1 were exposed. Previously, the concept version of the new car has been unveiled in China, and the production version is expected to be officially unveiled at the Beijing Auto Show in April this year.
Judging from the road test spy photos, the new car retains a large number of design elements of the concept car, with a high degree of restoration, which is basically consistent with the previously published patent drawings.
In order to ensure occupant space, the new car has shortened the length of the front and rear overhangs. The length of the body is expected to be around 4200mm, which is relatively compact.
The new car will be based on Geely's vast SEA architecture, and the shape will come from the Mercedes-Benz global design team. The power and battery life information is temporarily unknown. (new trip)
As a cooperative product of the two giants Geely and Mercedes-Benz, it will naturally become the focus of attention.
Yiche recently obtained some parameter information of the ideal X01. According to the exposure information, the car is positioned as a full-size SUV. The body size is larger than that of the ideal ONE, with a length of more than 5.2 meters and a wheelbase of more than 3.1 meters.
In the exposed pictures, Ideal compares the X01 with the three models of Land Rover Range Rover, Mercedes-Benz GLS, and BMW X7, highlighting the "leapfrog data" of the Ideal X01.
According to exposure, the maximum output power of the ideal X01 will exceed 300kW, the peak torque will exceed 600N m, and the acceleration time from zero to 100 kilometers will be less than 6 seconds.
In addition, like the other three million-dollar luxury cars, the Ideal X01 will use the front double wishbone and the rear multi-link adaptive air suspension, but the price is only 500,000 yuan.
This approach of "hanging" friends at the parameter level feels a bit like a mobile phone conference.
Jidu announced some product design styles of its automotive robot concept car yesterday, and officially released the brand visual system, including the brand logo "Pixel-J", colors and fonts.
▲ Jidu brand logo "Pixel-J"
In terms of brand colors, Jidu handed over the task of selecting colors to Jidu AI. AI found that when liquid helium enters the ionized state in the extreme low pressure experiment, it will gradually turn blue-purple, so AI chose “JIDU AI Purple (JIDU AI Purple”). AI-Purple)" as the brand color.
▲Set brand color
In addition, Jidu started from the "pixel concept" and created a set of exclusive fonts for car robots – ROBO Font.
▲Set degree ROBO Font
Jidu said that it will bring the concept car to the Beijing Auto Show in April, and the appearance of the production version will be 90% identical to that of the concept car.
Toyota unveils all-new Sequoia teaser image
Toyota has released a preview of the new generation of Sequoia, which will be built on the TNGA-F platform.
The official release date of the new car has not yet been announced, but the new Sequoia may be unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show on February 11.
In the teaser picture released this time, the new car only shows a corner of the rear, but the overall design language should be similar to the new Toyota Tundra, and the powerful lines also make this full-size SUV more muscular.
Since its launch in 2007, Sequoia has not changed much except for the minor facelift in 2018. Now that the TNGA-F platform is available, it is time to replace it.
According to TechCrunch, Volkswagen and Bosch have signed a memorandum of understanding to form a joint venture dedicated to providing battery equipment solutions to Europe.
According to the plan, the joint venture will help Volkswagen achieve its goal of building six battery factories by 2030, while the company will also serve other carmakers in Europe.
"European countries have the opportunity to become global battery powerhouses in the coming years," Thomas Schmall, a Volkswagen board member in charge of the program, said in a statement.
Previously, the European Battery Alliance had said that by the end of the century, one-third of the world's batteries would need to be produced in Europe to reduce reliance on China and South Korea.
Volkswagen has already built a battery factory in Saltzgitter, Germany, with an expected annual production capacity of 40GWh.
Weilai responds to the car sales in the United States
Previously, there were reports that NIO was expanding its leased offices in the United States and may sell cars in the United States.
In response, NIO responded that this is a normal relocation of the US office, moving to a more spacious office building with more public areas for employees.
In response to the expansion plan in overseas markets, NIO said that after entering the Norwegian market in 2021, NIO's products and full-system services will enter Denmark, Sweden, Germany, and the Netherlands this year. The expansion of overseas markets is progressing steadily. (Sina)
Weilai also held a communication meeting about ET7 at NIOHouse in Shanghai today, and it was again clarified that the ET7 will be delivered on March 28, and everyone can go for a test drive on March 5.
Midea: In the future, it will provide complete vehicle solutions for new energy vehicles
According to the "Science and Technology Innovation Board Daily", the auto parts company invested and established by Midea Group will build a new production base, which is a plan for the next 10 years.
It is understood that Midea Group has three product lines of thermal management, electric drive and intelligent driving. This year, it will enter the supply chain of half of the world's mainstream new energy vehicle customers. In the future, it plans to provide system-level solutions for new energy vehicles.
It took Midea four years to prepare, and this year will be an inflection point for Midea's new energy vehicle business.
Tech Planet reported today that the number of secondary departments in Huawei's smart car solution business line has been increased to 14. All secondary department heads include Wang Jun, the former president of the car BU, and the current director of the intelligent driving solution product line. report.
In addition, on the basis of the second-level department, the entire vehicle BU continues to expand. At present, there are several third-level departments under it. So far, the entire vehicle BU has been expanded to 2,000 people.
In terms of R&D funding, Huawei is also generous. In 2020, Huawei invested about $500 million in automotive-related R&D, a figure that will double to more than $1 billion in 2021.
However, if the sales volume of the M5 is still unsatisfactory, how much chance does Huawei have?
- Human Express will set up China headquarters and R&D center in Qingdao
- British self-driving company Wayve raises another $200 million in Series B funding
- NIO pushes first system OTA update to Norwegian ES8 users
- Great Wall Pickup Announces 2021 Sales, Exceeding 233,000 Units Worldwide
- Tesla may push two different sizes of Cybertruck
- Tuanche Wenwei invited Li Xiang to participate in the product launch
- FAW Toyota will introduce the 15th generation crown in the form of original import
As new energy subsidies decline, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will clarify follow-up support policies
In 2022, the subsidy standard for new energy vehicles will be reduced by 30% on the basis of 2021, and all will be withdrawn by the end of the year. The market is quite concerned about the follow-up support policies for the new energy vehicle industry.
On January 18, Minister of Industry and Information Technology Xiao Yaqing said that in order to implement the carbon neutrality goal, the state will compile a green development roadmap for the auto industry, study and clarify support policies such as the continuation of tax incentives for new energy vehicles as soon as possible, and improve the requirements for credit management.
At the same time, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will speed up the research and formulation of the "Administrative Measures for the Recycling and Utilization of Power Batteries for New Energy Vehicles", and accelerate the introduction of national standards for power battery recycling.
At present, the scale of my country's new energy vehicle industry has been ranked in the forefront of the world, the competitiveness of enterprises has been significantly enhanced, and the decline of subsidies has little impact on the development of the industry.
Prost reveals reason for leaving Alpine: 'shoved out'
In an interview with French newspaper L'Equipe, four-time F1 world champion Alain Prost revealed that he chose to leave the Alpine team because he felt he was being sidelined by team CEO Laurent Rossi .
Even as a board member, I was only aware of some of the team's decisions at the last minute. Although my opinion may not be adopted, at least I should be notified in time, which is the minimum respect.
Prost added that Rossi was working on a new management structure and had made it clear to him that the team no longer needed a consultant.
In addition, Prost was unhappy with Alpine's early announcement of his departure.
"It's obviously been agreed to announce the news together, which is a minimum of respect," Prost said.
Obviously I fired you, but you said it ahead of time, making it seem like you fired me. (manual dog head)
Ouyang Minggao: Chinese and foreign brand competition will enter a fierce period
This year's (new energy vehicle) market growth has exceeded expectations, but it is logical.
Regarding the growth rate of China's new energy vehicle market this year, Ouyang Minggao, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said.
He also said that China's new energy vehicle sales will continue to grow to 5 million units next year, which is still limited by battery supply, chip supply and capacity constraints.
Ouyang Minggao predicts that the next five years will be a period of rapid growth of new energy vehicles, but he believes that "the joint ventures will collectively exert their efforts in the next year and the year after, and by 2023, the competition of Chinese and foreign brands of new energy vehicles will enter a fierce period."
In addition, the continuous surge in the production and sales of new energy vehicles will inevitably drive the demand for power batteries. In the past two years, the upstream industry chain has seen a phenomenon of soaring prices and companies grabbing resources.
Ouyang Minggao said that the current problem is the uneven distribution of resources. 3/4 of the lithium mines are in Australia, Chile and Argentina; 2/3 of the cobalt mines depend on the African Congo, and half of the nickel mines depend on Indonesia and Russia.
First US case: Tesla driver charged with manslaughter
In December 2019, a Tesla Model S with Autopilot turned on did not stop at a red light and crashed into a Honda Civic. Two passengers on the Civic were killed in the crash, and the Tesla driver faces two counts of handover manslaughter.
Court records show New York state prosecutors charged the driver last October, but detailed documents were released only recently.
The Tesla driver became the first person charged with a felony in a U.S. assisted driving-related case.
Critics point out that Autopilot is too easy to abuse, and say Tesla's promotion of Autopilot and FSD is misleading and exaggerates their capabilities.
I believe you have seen many car owners who are driving assisted driving with their legs up and taking videos. Dong Chejun still wants to remind everyone here that whether it is Autopilot, NGP, or other automatic assisted driving systems, we need to do it at any time. Ready to take over.
Turning on assisted driving doesn't mean everything is fine.
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