Dongche Daily | Ideal CEO: The future product portfolio is similar to iPhone / some Tesla models or orders may be suspended / Leapmotor C01 released

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  • Leapmotor C01 is officially released, with a starting price of only 180,000 yuan
  • Ideal CEO: Future product portfolio resembles iPhone
  • Volkswagen plans to revive off-road brand Scout
  • Land Rover's new Range Rover Sport
  • BMW wants to cut battery costs by 30% to fight Tesla
  • NIO Group's new mid-to-high-end brand production base settled in Hefei
  • SAIC Volkswagen raises prices for all models, up to 5,000 yuan
  • Geely Auto announces April sales results
  • AutoX releases China's first large-scale RoboTaxi operation network
  • This camper can automatically deploy the tent with one click
  • Ideal Shen Yanan: The cost of raw materials has deviated from the reasonable price range
  • Limited by production, Tesla may suspend accepting orders for some models

Leapmotor C01 is officially released, with a starting price of only 180,000 yuan

Last night, Leapmotor's first medium and large-scale pure electric sedan C01 was officially released and pre-sale started. The pre-sale price of the new car is between 180,000 and 270,000. There are five models of the new car with cruising range of 500km, 606km, 717km and 630km. .

Zhu Jiangming, founder of Leapmotor, said at the press conference that Leapmotor C01 has the advantage of self-developed technology in all areas and adopts the world's first battery-free CTC technology.

He said that compared with the traditional solution, the use of CTC technology can reduce the number of parts by 20%, reduce the weight of the vehicle by 15kg, and increase the battery layout space by 14.5%, which improves the comprehensive working conditions by 10%.

In terms of intelligence, Leapmotor C01 is equipped with Leapmotor Pilot intelligent driving assistance system as standard, and is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon SA 8155P chip, which supports OPPO smart car connection.

It can be seen that the C01 is very "zero-running" in appearance and interior. The 5-meter-long body and the nearly 3-meter wheelbase also ensure the interior space of the car. Oh, and it even has a rear boss button.

Finally, list the performance parameters. The two-wheel drive model has a maximum motor power of 200kW and a maximum torque of 360N m; the four-wheel drive version has a motor with a maximum power of 400kW and a maximum torque of 720N m, and the fastest acceleration from zero to 100 is 3.66 seconds.

As expected of Zero Run, the price advantage of C01 is still there.

Ideal CEO: Future product portfolio resembles iPhone

Yesterday, Li Auto announced the first quarter financial report. The financial report showed that Li Auto achieved revenue of 9.56 billion yuan in the first quarter, a year-on-year increase of 167.5%, and delivered a total of 31,716 Li Li ONE, a year-on-year increase of 152.1%.

In addition, Li Xiang, CEO of Lixiang Automobile, introduced Lixiang’s product strategy in a more specific manner for the first time on the earnings conference call.

He said that Li Auto's product portfolio is similar to the iPhone, and will launch an explosive product in the price range of 200,000-500,000 yuan, covering two technical routes of extended range and pure electric. He also revealed that Li Auto will launch its first 200-300,000 yuan mid-sized product next year. (The Paper)

iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro? (manual dog head)

Volkswagen plans to revive off-road brand Scout

Volkswagen recently plans to electrify its off-road brand Scout as part of its plans to expand in the U.S. market.

According to people familiar with the matter, Volkswagen plans to launch two Scout-branded models – an all-electric SUV and an all-electric pickup. VW's board is expected to approve the plan today.

Under the plan, Scout will operate as a subsidiary of Volkswagen in the U.S. alongside Volkswagen brands including Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Lamborghini and Bentley.

VW plans to first invest more than $1 billion to get the project ready and then seek additional financing from outside investors to get into production, the people said. Once it begins operations, it may allow the company to list on the stock exchange. (WSJ)

This is the first time Volkswagen has created a new brand stateside.

Land Rover's new Range Rover Sport

The exterior design of Land Rover's new Range Rover Sport is quite different from that of the old model. The front and rear light groups and surrounds have a new design, which weakens a little domineering and adds a little more sophistication.

Land Rover said that the new car is built with the latest MLA Flex architecture, and the torsional rigidity of the car body has been increased by 35%.

In terms of power, the pure fuel version will use a 3.0T inline six-cylinder engine and a 4.4T twin-turbocharged V8 engine, and a plug-in hybrid model P510e based on a 3.0T L6 engine will also be provided, with a pure electric cruising range of about 77 kilometers.

Land Rover said a pure electric Range Rover Sport will be launched in the future.

BMW wants to cut battery costs by 30% to fight Tesla

Bloomberg reported yesterday that BMW Group will switch to lower-cost batteries in its next-generation all-electric platform.

BMW will follow Tesla's lead by using cylindrical batteries instead of prismatic cells in its next-generation pure-electric platform, the Neue Klasse, according to people familiar with the matter. It is reported that this change may reduce battery costs by 30%.

BMW's existing partners will produce such cylindrical batteries, the people said. The company currently buys batteries from CATL, Yiwei Lithium, Samsung SDI and Northvolt AB.

In addition, BMW's new battery will be at least 10 percent more energy dense than Tesla's cylindrical battery, but BMW did not provide further details about its new battery.

The cost is the pain of BMW. It sells more than Mercedes-Benz and earns less than Mercedes-Benz.

NIO Group's new mid-to-high-end brand production base settled in Hefei

Yesterday, the Hefei Municipal People's Government Information Office announced that Hefei Economic Development Zone and Weilai signed a cooperation agreement on the second phase of the NeoPark Xinqiao Intelligent Electric Vehicle Industrial Park and the supporting projects for key core components.

The project covers an area of ​​1,860 acres. According to the agreement, it will introduce new mid-to-high-end brand smart electric vehicle products under the NIO Group. It is planned to be completed and put into production in 2024.

Ma Lin, senior director of corporate communications at Weilai, said that the price range of the brand will be between 30,000 and 50,000 US dollars, or about 200,000-330,000 yuan.

At present, the core team of the new brand has been established, and the first batch of products has entered the key research and development stage.

This brand will compete with Tesla, Volkswagen and others in the market.

SAIC Volkswagen raises prices for all models, up to 5,000 yuan

SAIC Volkswagen officially raised the suggested retail price for all models of the SAIC Volkswagen brand. For new energy models (including ID. pure electric series, PHEV plug-in hybrid series), the increase ranges from 3,000 yuan to 5,000 yuan; the increase range for fuel vehicles ranges from 1,000 yuan to 3,000 yuan.

SAIC Volkswagen's rise is relatively small.

Geely Auto announces April sales results

On May 10, Geely Automobile announced April passenger car sales: 72,153 units. Among them, the sales volume of new energy models (including Geely, Geometry, Lynk & Co, Jikr and Ruilan) was 15,636, accounting for about 22% of the total sales.

In April, the Geometry brand sold 7,320 units, down 27.8% month-on-month; Jikr delivered 2,137 units, up 19% month-on-month; Ruilan Automobile sold 3,017 units in April, up 50% month-on-month.

From January to April this year, Geely sold 63,622 models in the new energy field, an increase of 470% year-on-year, and the penetration rate of new energy continued to increase. (new trip)

Geely's sales this year have been greatly affected, with sales in April down 28% compared to the same period last year.

  • Great Wall Motor: Euler Black Cat and White Cat suspend orders
  • Volkswagen establishes digital sales service company in Hefei
  • Tesla China produced only 10,757 vehicles in April
  • Retail sales of new energy passenger vehicles reached 282,000 in April
  • "Sister Wood" Wood buys GM for the first time, or is optimistic about its electrification prospects
  • Mercedes-Benz Says Its EV Inventory Is Nearly Sold, Will Try Electrifying AMG Models
  • MG's pure electric new car rolls off the assembly line, mainly for the European market
  • IDC: The penetration rate of L2 intelligent assisted driving reaches 23.2%

AutoX releases China's first large-scale RoboTaxi operation network

On May 9, AutoX released China's first large-scale RoboTaxi operation center network. The first batch of 10 large-scale operation centers are located in first-tier cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. So far, AutoX has the largest RoboTaxi operation center system in China and even in the world.

It is understood that the main operating body of AutoX is Shenzhen Antu Zhixing Technology Co., Ltd. AutoX has completed 4 rounds of financing. Investors include Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, SAIC Group, Dongfeng Assets, etc., with a financing scale of more than 200 million US dollars.

According to the forecast of CITIC Securities, by 2040, the potential market space of Robotaxi will be about 3.2 trillion yuan, while the market space of autonomous driving technology in other fields such as sanitation, logistics and distribution, port and mining area transportation will be about 3 trillion yuan.

In addition to AutoX, Baidu Apollo, Pony.ai, WeRide, and Yuanrong Qixing all have in-depth layouts in different cities.

This camper can automatically deploy the tent with one click

Australian company Mars Campers has launched an inflatable camper trailer called the Space X Air.

This product combines the features of tents and campers. With the push of a button, the flatbed trailer can be automatically opened as a tent.

When opened, the wrap-around sofa in the car can accommodate eight people to dine at the same time. At night, it can also be turned into an enclosed sleeping area, accommodating four adults and two children at the same time.

The kitchen is equipped with a Dometic SMEV 8003 3-burner cooktop, 20L mini-bar cooler, waterproof speakers, TV stand and more, ensuring a comfortable outdoor dining time. There is no indoor bathroom, but a portable toilet.

It can be opened with one key, but cannot be stored with one key. (manual dog head)

Ideal Shen Yanan: The cost of raw materials has deviated from the reasonable price range

On May 10, during the Q&A session of the first quarter financial report of Ideal Auto in 2022, Shen Yanan, President of Ideal Auto, revealed that the Ideal L9 is scheduled to be delivered in the third quarter of this year, and the biggest risk is still the recovery of supplier capacity.

Currently, about half of our suppliers have resumed production. However, there is still some uncertainty about the development of the next stage.

He believes that the uncertainty in the future mainly comes from two aspects: first, the recovery and stability of the supply chain; second, if affected by the continuous epidemic, consumers' willingness to buy may weaken.

In addition, regarding the current battery cost and its raw material cost, Shen Yanan said that it has "obviously deviated from the reasonable price range."

Overall, we will remain in the higher price range this year, which is our forecast for this year. Of course, the high price of raw materials will be passed on to end consumers, which will ultimately affect market demand.

However, for Ideal ONE, Shen Yanan said that there is no need to further adjust the price at present. (Phoenix Network Technology)

Limited by production, Tesla may suspend accepting orders for some models

According to Electrek, Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently said at the Future Car Summit hosted by the Financial Times that Tesla may suspend orders for some popular electric models due to long delivery times.

Because some new orders have to wait more than a year for delivery.

Musk's comments came as Tesla updated its U.S. delivery schedule for some of its most popular models. The delivery time for new Model Y orders is from February 2023 to May 2023.

Yesterday, a friend said that he made an order on December 18 last year. There is no news yet. Have you waited longer than him?

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