Dongche Daily | Huawei’s CTO of autonomous driving resigns / Musk: Lithium battery is the new oil / Ningde era explodes “manganese” material

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  • Hyundai unveils Ioniq 6, targeting Tesla Model 3
  • Wuling's first hybrid SUV will be released soon
  • Cadillac Celestiq concept to be revealed next week
  • Honda responds that some models can be remotely started by hackers
  • Huawei's self-driving CTO resigned, who once led Huawei's first-generation self-driving system
  • Polestar delivered a total of 21,200 vehicles in the first half of the year
  • After the cost of lithium carbonate skyrocketed by 9 times, Musk said this
  • Facing the annual sales target of 2 million, ideal executives revealed the biggest challenge at present
  • Ningde era mass production of new lithium iron manganese phosphate batteries in the second half of the year
  • Let's talk about a topic "Should there be a steering wheel for future cars?"

Hyundai unveils Ioniq 6, targeting Tesla Model 3

Hyundai has officially unveiled the all-new Ioniq 6, a direct challenge to the Model 3.

Like the Ioniq 5, which swept this year's World Car of the Year award, the Ioniq 6 is also based on Hyundai's electric modular platform E-GMP, an 800V electrical architecture.

The Ioniq 6 is available in 53kWh and 77.4kWh battery options, with a WLTP range of up to 610km. It is divided into two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive versions. The four-wheel drive version equipped with front and rear dual motors has a maximum output of 320 horsepower and a maximum torque of 605 Nm.

The South Korean automaker has set an ambitious goal of becoming the top three electric-car maker in the U.S. by 2026.

Currently, the Tesla Model 3 is the second-best-selling electric car in the U.S. behind the Tesla Model Y, and Hyundai's Ioniq 5 currently on sale is fifth.

Wuling's first hybrid SUV will be released soon

On July 14, Wuling Motors announced that it will officially enter the hybrid market when the sales of Wuling pure electric models are about to exceed one million.

At the product level, Wuling Capgemini Hybrid and Xingchen Hybrid are expected to be launched in the second half of the year, and are expected to be equipped with a hybrid system consisting of a 2.0L naturally aspirated engine, an electric motor and a ternary lithium battery pack.

In addition to HEV, Wuling will also launch PHEV version in the future to meet the needs of different users.

Wuling builds what the people need. (manual dog head)

Cadillac Celestiq concept to be revealed next week

Cadillac has released the latest teaser image of the Celestiq, announcing that the car will be revealed on July 22. Celestiq is built on the Otteneng platform and will be Cadillac's pure electric flagship sedan.

In terms of appearance, the most exaggerated part of the Celestiq is the large slippery back at the rear, with a long rear overhang, which is very similar to the flattened LYRIQ sharp song.

Cadillac also announced the interior of the Celestiq this time. The overall sci-fi color is relatively strong. The front row is a through-type display screen. The sub-instrument panel integrates a touch-type functional control area, and the rear control panel is also touch-type.

However, considering that this is still a concept car, this interior can only be used as a reference, and the final effect should be similar to that of Ruige.

Honda responds that some models can be remotely started by hackers

Recently, Honda was revealed that "some models can be remotely started by hackers", and the models involved include the 2012 Civic, 2018 X-RV, 2020 C-RV, 2020 Accord and other models.

The relevant person in charge of Honda responded on the 14th, "It is indeed possible, but if the smart key is not in the car, the vehicle cannot be driven away."

Honda said it has confirmed that it is indeed possible to gain access to the vehicle by simulating remote keyless commands using sophisticated tools and technical means.

“But even if it is technically feasible, this particular attack method requires close proximity to the vehicle and captures the RF signal sent by the wireless key to the car multiple times in a row. And even if the door can be opened, the smart key cannot be driven away without the smart key in the car. vehicle."

At the same time, Honda also said that it will be committed to regularly improving the safety performance of vehicles to prevent similar situations from happening.

Huawei's self-driving CTO resigned, who once led Huawei's first-generation self-driving system

According to outside sources, Chen Yilun, CTO of Huawei's autonomous driving and chief scientist of Che BU, has resigned and joined the Institute of Intelligent Industry of Tsinghua University led by Zhang Yaqin.

During his time at Huawei, Chen Yilun led the development and launch of Huawei's first-generation autonomous driving system, which was installed on the BAIC Polar Fox A αS and Avita 11.

Chen Yilun studied at Tsinghua University. Regarding returning to his alma mater, he said, "Every Tsinghua student has a desire to give back to his alma mater. It is my lifetime honor and pride to study in Tsinghua. I have always hoped to have the opportunity to help my alma mater. A power." (Smart Car Reference)

Ahem, I hope that one day Dong Chejun can also stand out and go back to his alma mater to tell stories to his younger brothers and sisters.

Polestar delivered a total of 21,200 vehicles in the first half of the year

Polestar recently announced its sales figures for the first half of 2022 – deliveries totaled 21,200 units, a year-on-year increase of 125%.

In the first half of this year, the epidemic and the supply chain had a great impact on Polestar's production. However, Polestar has now resumed double-shift production, making up for some production losses in the first half of the year and preparing for future growth.

Polestar's next important move is to enter the SUV market, and it is expected to release its first SUV model, Polestar 3, in October. (new trip)

After the cost of lithium carbonate skyrocketed by 9 times, Musk said this

David Sacks of Craft Ventures, a venture capital fund, said on Twitter that if this year is any explanation, there is no sense of security without self-sufficient energy. Musk replied that there is no doubt that lithium batteries are the new oil.

The data shows that the price of lithium carbonate has been 9 times that of the previous period. For example, the price of lithium carbonate in January 2021 was 50,000 yuan/ton, and it has now risen to 450,000 yuan/ton. As a result, electric vehicles, including Tesla, are facing rising costs this year.

correct! Dong Chejun wants to ask those friends who are waiting for the 190,000 Model 3, do you regret it?

Facing the annual sales target of 2 million, ideal executives revealed the biggest challenge at present

Ideal Motors once stated that it will obtain a 20% share of the world's largest electric vehicle market by 2025, which is equivalent to an annual sales volume of 2 million vehicles. Recently, high-level executives also talked about the biggest challenge at present.

Shen Yanan, president of Ideal Auto, revealed that the supply chain is "at least one of the biggest challenges" for Ideal to achieve its sales target of 2 million. According to the plan, ideally before 2025, between 200,000 and 500,000 yuan, there will be two products for every 100,000 yuan, and models with pure electric platforms will also be launched in 2023.

Regarding the recent Internet celebrity model L9, Dong Chejun thinks that except for the size of the body, everything else is very good, and the patent image of the ideal X02 that has recently leaked out makes people very much looking forward to the next model, welcome everyone to tell me yours in the comment area view.

Ningde era mass production of new lithium iron manganese phosphate batteries in the second half of the year

Recently, Ningde Times, Xinwangda, and Yiwei Lithium Energy have begun to send lithium iron manganese phosphate batteries for testing to car companies. Among them, Ningde Times plans to mass-produce this new type of battery in the second half of this year.

In November last year, Ningde Times spent 410 million yuan to become the largest shareholder of Litai Lithium Energy, a lithium iron manganese phosphate material manufacturer, holding 60% of its shares.

On the basis of lithium iron phosphate, lithium iron manganese phosphate uses a new cathode material added with manganese element, and the energy density is increased by about 15%, which can provide higher cruising range.

At present, the battery still has shortcomings such as poor conductivity, difficult processing technology route, poor kinetic performance, and capacity loss easily caused by charging and discharging.

Even so, both Tesla and BYD are interested in manganese-based cathode batteries , and after the shortcomings are resolved, they are expected to get on the car in large quantities.

Let's talk about a topic "Should there be a steering wheel for future cars?"

Recently, Dong Chejun reported to everyone that Apple is seeking permission from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to release vehicles without steering wheels and brake pedals. For Apple's approach, Dong Chejun seems to see the disruptive innovation that wanted to change the world during the Steve Jobs era.

However, Dong Chejun believes that this kind of behavior of wanting to educate the market has certain limitations, because some people especially need a steering wheel, and some people think that they can do without a steering wheel.

"People who need a steering wheel" These people pay attention to the driving experience. They are old drivers in the era of oil cars. They hope to achieve the effect of integrating people and vehicles through the steering wheel, and even have no rigid demand for assisted driving. They simply cannot accept that the vehicle leaves their control.

"People who don't need a steering wheel" may basically have no contact with oil cars after leaving the driving school, and their cognition of cars comes from new forces. They think that the fun of a car comes from the intelligent experience of the car, and they hope to have a more advanced assisted driving system. The more screens, the better. A car without a steering wheel might be a cooler car for them.

Come and tell Dong Chejun, do you need a steering wheel? What kind of car do you think is fun?

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