Dongche Daily | BYD announced its entry into the Japanese market / Hengchi president said that Hengchi’s big sale is a foregone conclusion / ​Didi was fined 8.026 billion yuan

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  • FAW Audi Q4 e-tron launched, starting from 299,900 yuan
  • Baidu Apollo RT6 officially released
  • GAC Trumpchi Yingku opens blind booking
  • The president of Hengchi said that Hengchi's big sale is a foregone conclusion
  • BYD announces its entry into the Japanese market
  • Didi was fined 8.026 billion yuan
  • Tesla releases second-quarter earnings
  • GM and Ford are applying to deploy cars without steering wheels and pedals
  • Toyota plans to launch hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in Japan next year
  • Beijing launches normalized charging for unmanned travel services
  • How much "manganese" is lithium iron manganese phosphate?

FAW Audi Q4 e-tron launched, starting from 299,900 yuan

On the 21st, the FAW Audi Q4 e-tron was officially launched, with a price range of 299,900-380,000 yuan. FAW Audi called it "the best solution for a 300,000-class pure electric luxury SUV."

The Q4 e-tron continues the design language of the e-tron series as a whole, so I won't introduce it too much.

In terms of interior, this Q4 e-tron also follows Audi’s technology-conscious interior, equipped with an embedded 11.6-inch MMI touch screen and a new AR-HUD head-up display.

The Q4 e-tron was born on the first MEB modular platform specially developed for electric vehicles by the Volkswagen Group. It provides a 150kW single motor version and a dual motor version equipped with e-quattro intelligent electric four-wheel drive. The front and rear motor powers are 80kW and 150kW respectively. , the 100 km acceleration time may be 6.8 seconds.

In terms of battery, the Audi Q4 e-tron battery pack adopts the NCM 811 ternary lithium-ion battery of the Ningde era, with a maximum usable power of 79.7kWh at the same level, and a maximum driving range of 605km under CLTC conditions. The maximum charging power is 100kW, and the official charging time of 5%-80% is 41 minutes.

ID.4 Pro Max is here. (manual dog head)

Baidu Apollo RT6 officially released

At the Baidu World Conference held on July 21, Baidu released the sixth-generation unmanned vehicle Apollo RT6.

Apollo RT6 has the capability of unmanned driving on complex urban roads, and the cost of a single vehicle is greatly reduced, only 250,000 yuan. According to the plan, the car will be the first to be put into use on the Carrot Run in 2023.

It can be seen from the appearance that the Apollo RT6 puts the passengers in the most important position. The wide windows provide passengers with a good view, and the electric side sliding doors are also more convenient for passengers to get on and off.

In terms of interior design, the rear independent seats + flat floor improve the ride comfort, while the front row adopts a modular design, which can be switched between seats, desks, and game consoles, providing a variety of scene forms .

According to reports, Apollo RT6 is equipped with Baidu's latest generation of unmanned driving system. The car is equipped with 38 sensors and has L4-level automatic driving capabilities. At the same time, it is also equipped with vehicle-grade high-computing power main and redundant dual computing units, with a computing power of up to 1200Tops.

Baidu CEO Robin Li said that they have reduced the cost of self-driving cars to one-tenth of the original cost, and that driving a driverless car in the future will be half cheaper than taking a taxi today.

GAC Trumpchi Yingku opens blind booking

On July 21st, GAC Trumpchi Yingkuo Blind Order was opened. A total of 1.5T, 2.0T and 2.0ATK hybrid powertrains were launched, which can be matched with 5 kinds of body colors and 3 kinds of interior colors, fully satisfying the current young consumers. individual needs of the users.

In terms of exterior styling, the front face of the Shadow Cool is lined with a V-shaped design with a semi-closed central grille. At the same time, it is supplemented by the industry-leading "Eye of Enlightenment" headlights. The sense of technology and the future is very good.

The 14.6-inch large screen, 8155 Qualcomm Snapdragon chip and other hardware in the Yingku car, together with 27 smart driving sensors in the vehicle, can bring consumers a smarter and smarter experience.

As the first SUV equipped with Julang Hybrid GMC 2.0, Yingkuo is equipped with GAC 2.0ATK engine, which brings a thermal efficiency of up to 42.1%, further reducing fuel consumption.

Dong Chejun experienced this Shadow Cool at the Guangzhou Automobile Research Institute some time ago. The most impressive thing is its automatic parking, which is quite worth looking forward to.

The president of Hengchi said that Hengchi's big sale is a foregone conclusion

A few days ago, Hengchi 5, the first model of Evergrande Motor, opened for pre-sale, and the luxury version is priced at 179,000 yuan.

Liu Yongzhuo, president of Hengchi New Energy Vehicle Group, said in an interview that after the pre-sale press conference, the market reaction was better than expected.

It is reported that Hengchi 5 is positioned as a compact SUV, equipped with a permanent magnet synchronous motor developed by Bosch, with a maximum power of 150kw, and a lithium iron phosphate battery from CATL, with a cruising range of 602 kilometers under comprehensive conditions.

At the same time, in order to dispel the concerns of consumers, Hengchi pioneered the "notarized car purchase" method. Users can pay for the car upon delivery and return the car for a refund within 15 days of pickup. All car purchase payments and refunds are made in a special account of the notary office.

However, according to Tech Planet, an insider of Hengchi Auto revealed that the current price of Hengchi 5 is at a loss. Hengchi hopes to drive sales through low prices to promote follow-up business development. Therefore, the price of 179,000 may only be temporary and may face price increases in the future.

As of July 20, the cumulative order volume of Hengchi 5 was 37,210 units.

In addition, people familiar with the matter revealed that Evergrande Property distributed the sales assessment task of Hengchi 5 internally on July 11, and the specific sales assessment indicators were determined according to the number of owners in the community.

BYD announces its entry into the Japanese market

BYD announced on the 21st that starting from January 2023, the brand will sell its ATTO 3 (Domestic PLUS) seal and dolphin three pure electric models in the Japanese market. In order to carry out business activities in the Japanese market, BYD has established BYD Auto Japan on July 4th.

Judging from the planning of the models to be sold, BYD has come up with the e-platform 3.0 series products. The positioning and body size of the three models are very in line with the road conditions in Japan.

According to the news, BYD ATTO 3 is expected to be launched in January 2023, Dolphin is expected to be launched in the middle of the year, and Seal will be launched in the second half of the year. At that time, BYD will provide pre-sales and after-sales service through Japanese dealers.

BYD is going to Japan, I don't know what Liangtian thinks?

Didi was fined 8.026 billion yuan

According to CCTV news on July 21, according to the conclusion of the network security review and the problems and clues found, the Cyberspace Administration of China has filed a case to investigate the suspected illegal activities of Didi Global Co., Ltd. according to law.

After verification, Didi Global Co., Ltd. violated the "Network Security Law", "Data Security Law" and "Personal Information Protection Law" with clear facts, conclusive evidence, serious circumstances and bad nature.

On July 21, the Cyberspace Administration of China imposed a fine of RMB 8.026 billion on Didi Global Co., Ltd. in accordance with the "Network Security Law", "Data Security Law", "Personal Information Protection Law", "Administrative Punishment Law" and other laws and regulations. Cheng Wei, chairman and CEO of Didi Global Co., Ltd., and Liu Qing, president of Didi Global Co., Ltd., were each fined RMB 1 million.

Subsequently, Didi Chuxing’s official Weibo post responded:

Today, the Cyberspace Administration of China has made a decision on Didi Global Co., Ltd. to impose administrative penalties related to cybersecurity review. We sincerely accept this decision, resolutely obey it, strictly follow the penalty decision and the requirements of relevant laws and regulations, conduct comprehensive and in-depth self-examination, and actively cooperate with us. Supervision and complete rectification carefully.

Tesla releases second-quarter earnings

In the early morning of the 21st, Tesla released its financial report for the second quarter of 2022. The financial report shows that in the first half of this year, Tesla delivered 564,000 vehicles worldwide.

In the financial report, the company's second-quarter revenue reached $16.9 billion, a year-on-year increase of 42%, GAAP operating profit was $2.5 billion, GAAP net profit was $2.3 billion, and GAAP automotive gross margin reached 27.9%.

In terms of production capacity that everyone is most concerned about, both the Fremont factory and the Shanghai factory reached their highest monthly output in the second quarter, and the production capacity of the two new factories in Berlin and Texas are also climbing. The production record will be set again.

Musk also gave a nod to the Chinese electric car maker on the conference call, but he thinks the best is still Tesla.

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GM and Ford are applying to deploy cars without steering wheels and pedals

GM and Ford, the two largest U.S. automakers, have applied to U.S. auto safety regulators for waivers to deploy a limited number of self-driving cars without steering wheels and brake pedals.

Both automakers hope to deploy 2,500 vehicles a year for vehicle sharing and delivery services. None of them currently have plans to sell self-driving cars to consumers.

"This application is an important step in helping to create a regulatory pathway through which self-driving technology can mature," a Ford spokesman said.

Toyota plans to launch hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in Japan next year

Toyota said in a statement on Tuesday it would work with Suzuki and Daihatsu to develop a small electric commercial van.

The project will begin in January 2023 and the vehicles will be used to transport goods between Tokyo and Fukushima prefectures, with a planned production of 580 vehicles.

K-Car is a segment primarily aimed at Japan, where the production share of mini-commercial vehicles is about 60% of the overall Japanese commercial fleet, covering many areas with narrow streets.

Separately, Toyota will work with truck makers Isuzu and Hino to jointly develop light-duty fuel cell trucks. The Commercial Electric Vehicle Coalition, led by Toyota, also includes local governments, logistics and energy companies. (new trip)

Beijing launches normalized charging for unmanned travel services

On July 20, the Beijing Intelligent Connected Vehicle Policy Pioneer Zone announced the opening of the first commercial pilot of unmanned travel services in China. Baidu and Pony.ai became the first companies to obtain the license. 30 self-driving unmanned vehicles were put into operation within a kilometer range to carry out normal charging services.

How much "manganese" is lithium iron manganese phosphate?

A few days ago, there was news that CATL plans to mass-produce lithium iron manganese phosphate batteries in the second half of this year. The related products of Xinwangda and Yiwei Lithium have also passed the battery pilot test in the first half of this year and are sending samples to Car test.

Prior to this, Musk had also publicly expressed interest in "manganese batteries" in a question-and-answer session after the launch ceremony of Tesla's Berlin plant: "I think manganese has an interesting potential."

The lithium manganese iron phosphate battery that detonated the hot spot this time can be regarded as the next-generation evolution product of lithium iron phosphate battery.

Compared with ternary lithium batteries, the market share of lithium iron phosphate batteries continues to expand, but its theoretical energy density is constantly approaching the limit. In this case, whoever takes the lead in mastering the next generation of lithium iron phosphate batteries will also dominate the development direction of the power battery industry.

How much "manganese" is lithium iron manganese phosphate?

First of all, the energy density of lithium iron manganese phosphate batteries has become higher.

The extreme value of the energy density of the lithium iron manganese phosphate battery can reach 230wh/kg, which is not only much higher than the energy density of the lithium iron phosphate battery of 170wh/kg, but also comparable to the energy density of the ternary lithium battery. wrist"

Secondly, lithium iron manganese phosphate batteries have better low temperature performance.

The capacity retention rate of lithium iron manganese phosphate battery can be about 75% in the low temperature environment of -20 ℃, while the capacity retention rate of lithium iron phosphate is 60%-70%.

In addition, lithium iron manganese phosphate batteries inherit the safety and cost advantages of lithium iron phosphate batteries.

If you want to know more, you may wish to jump to read this article " Lithium Iron Phosphate, "Manganese" in "C Dimension"

The author is a bit busy, so I will write the introduction later.

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