- BMW iX1 completes extreme cold test
- DENZA's first luxury MPV model D9 released
- Roewe eRX5 brings "full sliding screen"
- Weilai raises the price of ET7, and the whole system increases by 10,000 yuan
- GAC Trumpchi will launch Shadow Leopard R-style track version
- Tesla's Shanghai plant to resume production will be delayed by a week, sources say
- Sales of Japanese manufacturers fell sharply in April
- Volkswagen plans to produce 800,000 electric cars this year
- Nissan reportedly considering building new U.S. plant to make electric cars
- Tesla Effect: Snowmobiles, lawn mowers are also electrified
- Domestic oil prices may face the eighth rise this year
BMW iX1 completes extreme cold test
Recently, BMW's pure electric model iX1 completed its extreme cold test at the BMW Group's winter test center in Arjeplog, Sweden, near the Arctic Circle.
Unlike its predecessor iX3, BMW said the iX1 will be equipped with a dual-motor four-wheel drive system, and since there is no mechanical connection between the front and rear axles, the electronic system can achieve faster torque control and output optimization than the previous xDrive.
In addition, BWM has introduced the latest ARB anti-skid stability control system for the iX1, which is also used on the new M3 and M4.
BMW says the iX1 will have a WLTP range of 438km, but this is only an estimate based on the current state of development.
DENZA's first luxury MPV model D9 released
Just now, Denza Motors released its first luxury MPV model D9. Whether in terms of appearance or configuration, D9 is a heavyweight model in this year's MPV market.
The power form of Denza D9 has been exposed before, that is, the combination of DM-i and EV, the comprehensive battery life of the hybrid model can reach up to 1040km, and the CLTC battery life of the pure electric model will also exceed 600km.
In terms of appearance, the π-MOTION design language adopted by Denza D9 closely follows the word "atmosphere", and the luxurious atmosphere created by the encircling cockpit layout centered on the driver and passengers is also in place.
The highlight of the whole vehicle is undoubtedly its space performance. According to Denza, when it is fully loaded with seven people, its trunk can still hold seven 20-inch suitcases.
In terms of configuration, the entire Denza D9 series is equipped with Dynaudio speakers, as well as electronically controlled suspension, multi-directional electric seat adjustment, 10-point massage, and a car refrigerator.
In terms of price, the pre-sale price of the DM-i model is 335,000-445,000 yuan, and the EV model has two models, 390,000 yuan and 460,000 yuan. In addition, Denza also launched the Founder's Edition with a pre-sale price of 660,000 yuan, limited to 99 units.
The configuration is not inferior to Mr. Yuan's CEO. (manual dog head)
Roewe eRX5 brings "full sliding screen"
SAIC Roewe recently released the interiors of the third-generation Roewe RX5 and eRX5. The interiors of the new cars are quite different from the current models of Roewe.
At first glance, it seems that there is nothing special. If the Logo is covered, it is not much different from other new models.
But when I saw the third picture, something interesting appeared – its 27-inch central control screen can slide 30 cm to the right, which Roewe calls a "full sliding screen".
In addition, in terms of interior materials, the third-generation Roewe RX5 is wrapped in a lot of leather, and the crystal handle also creates a better sense of luxury.
Although I don't know how the car and machine fit, the new Roewe solution is quite eye-catching.
Weilai raises the price of ET7, and the whole system increases by 10,000 yuan
On May 13, NIO officially announced that due to the recent continuous rise in global raw material prices, starting from May 23, 2022, the price of all ET7 models will be increased by 10,000 yuan.
After the price adjustment, the starting price of the NIO ET7 standard battery life version is 458,000 yuan, the long battery life version is 516,000 yuan, and the first version is 536,000 yuan.
Weilai said that users who paid the deposit before May 22, 2022 and picked up the car within the year can still buy it at the price before the price adjustment.
In this way, ET5 price adjustment is only a matter of time.
GAC Trumpchi will launch Shadow Leopard R-style track version
GAC Trumpchi recently released the official image of the Shadow Leopard R-style track version, which will be officially launched on May 18 this year.
The appearance of the Shadow Leopard R-style is obviously different from that of the ordinary version. A thick red line runs across the front face, and then dips down vertically on both sides to integrate with the air guides on both sides.
In addition, the Shadow Leopard R-style is also equipped with a new style of matte black aluminum alloy wheels and red brake calipers, as well as a larger rear wing on the top, which is extremely sporty.
As for the power information of the new car, the official has not yet announced.
To tell the truth, I think it is quite good-looking, this front face reminds me of Toyota GR YARIS.
According to an internal memo, Tesla has delayed plans to return production at its Shanghai plant to pre-pandemic levels by at least a week.
Tesla had originally planned to increase daily production at its Shanghai plant to 2,600 vehicles starting May 16. But the latest memo shows the company's Shanghai plant plans to maintain one shift this week, with a daily output of about 1,200 vehicles.
Tesla also said it now aims to increase daily production to 2,600 vehicles from May 23. (Sina Technology)
There is also uncertainty on the supply side as suppliers and logistics factories in Shanghai and surrounding areas have yet to return to normal.
Sales of Japanese manufacturers fell sharply in April
According to Kyodo News, Toyota Motor recently announced that it sold 111,100 new vehicles in China in April, down 30.7% year-on-year.
It is reported that not only Toyota, but also Japanese manufacturers are performing poorly. The epidemic also had a great impact on Nissan's production capacity, and its sales fell sharply by 46.0%; Honda's sales in China in April fell by 36.3% year-on-year.
On the other hand, Shanghai's continuous lockdown has had an impact on both the supply chain and consumer psychology. The sales of imported high-end brand Lexus fell sharply, down 65.4% year-on-year.
There is still a problem with his own bZ4X, and Akio Toyoda is suffering.
Volkswagen said a few days ago that the brand plans to produce 800,000 pure electric vehicles globally this year and will be able to produce 1.3 million by 2023.
Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess said he expected the EV business to progress more optimistically than originally planned.
Volkswagen had previously expected that within two to three years, electric cars would match the profit margins of combustion engine models, and while the current economic environment is challenging, VW is financially strong enough to get there sooner.
In addition, Diess said he believes now is an ideal time for his Porsche IPO, which is planned for the fourth quarter of this year. (Financial Association)
Volkswagen is working towards a goal of having electric vehicles account for 50 percent of its total vehicle sales by 2030.
On May 13, Nissan Chief Operating Officer Ashwani Gupta said that under the "Nissan Motor 2030 Vision", Nissan may build a third plant in the United States by 2030.
Gupta said that building a local factory in the United States can respond more quickly to local demand, and secondly, it can also be used as a hedge against market uncertainty and currency fluctuations.
Currently, Nissan has only two plants in the United States—Smyrna, Tennessee, and Canton, Mississippi. Nissan said earlier this year that it would invest $500 million to build an "electric vehicle manufacturing and technology center" at the Canton plant, which will start producing electric vehicles from 2025. (Gasgo Auto)
Nissan believes that in the future, they will need to focus on the production of both electric and internal combustion engine vehicles.
- Faraday Future's full-year 2021 net loss is $517 million
- NIO to list in Singapore on May 20
- Cadillac Announces LYRIQ's Official Chinese Name – Ruige
- WM Motor delivered 3,309 vehicles in April
- BYD Song PLUS DM-i 5G version launched, supports automatic parking
- Xpeng G3i will launch in two new colorways
- Rivian recalls 502 electric pickups over airbag flaws
Tesla's meteoric rise has accelerated electrification in many areas, and while electric vehicles have received the most attention, electric lawn mowers, boats, bicycles, scooters and ATVs are also proliferating.
The battery-powered snowmobiles made by Canadian company Taiga were the first electric snowmobiles to be widely sold. Taiga also offers electric jet skis, and in some circles its petrol version is seen as a "scourge".
The electrification of the lawn and garden industry is growing faster than the automotive industry.
Electric lawn mowers, leaf blowers and other devices have a 17% share of the U.S. market in 2020, more than triple the share of electric vehicles in the U.S. auto market, according to research firm Freedonia. (Phoenix Network Technology)
Some startups lure investors by claiming to be speedboats, electric bikes, or the "Tesla" of the gardening industry.
Four-time F1 world champion Vettel visits London prison
A few days ago, Sebastian Vettel and the British Deputy Prime Minister, Justice Secretary Dominic Raab visited a prison in west London, and cut the ribbon for a car workshop for young criminals.
According to reports, the studio will train young offenders in car maintenance and repairs to help them find work after their release.
During the exchange, Vettel told everyone:
Life is sometimes unfair and some people do things they regret, but everyone deserves a second chance. If you have a positive and open mind, there are opportunities and maybe even a career in automotive.
Thinking of Chi Zhiqiang and Zhai Huimin, is it revealing their age? (manual dog head)
Domestic oil prices may face the eighth rise this year
At 24:00 on May 16 (that is, tonight), a new round of price adjustment window for domestic refined oil products will open, and domestic oil prices may usher in the eighth rise in the year.
The Southwest Securities Automotive Industry Research Report estimates that the oil price increase is expected to be 220 yuan/ton, exceeding the red line.
Since the beginning of this year, gasoline prices have increased by RMB 1,645/ton.
I only added 200 yesterday, so I won't go tonight, right? (manual dog head)
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