Dongche Daily | Tesla raises the charging price of European supercharger stations / Faraday Future is sued by major shareholders / Car owner exposed ideal L9 new car failure

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  • Honda Pilot renderings exposed, looks like a large CR-V
  • Kia's new K3 official map released, replaced with a new design
  • Faraday Future sued by major shareholder
  • Tesla hikes charging prices at European supercharger stations
  • Leap Motor goes to Hong Kong for IPO
  • Japan is developing road surfaces that can wirelessly charge electric vehicles
  • Lilium to launch electric private jet
  • Volvo played a tune with the XC60
  • Car owner exposed ideal L9 new car failure: after-sales come to cart

Honda Pilot renderings exposed, looks like a large CR-V

motor1 brought the new Honda Pilot, and the square shape looks a bit like the CR-V after the replacement.

Honda has not disclosed the power of the new car for the time being. The current model is equipped with a 3.6L V6 engine that can output a maximum of 280 horsepower.

Pilot has been called by many Honda fans to be introduced into China. However, under the impact of new forces, the competitiveness of Highlander is not as good as before. I believe that the introduction plan of Honda Pilot will be put on hold.

Kia's new K3 official map released, replaced with a new design

On September 20, Kia released the official image of the new K3. As a mid-term facelift model, the new car will adopt the latest family-style design language, and the overall appearance is quite similar to the trumpet Kia K5.

In addition, the power system of the new car has also been slightly upgraded. According to the previously reported information, the new car will continue to be equipped with 1.5L and 1.4T engines.

Among them, the maximum power of the 1.5L engine is still 115 horsepower, while the maximum power of the 1.4T engine has been increased by 10 horsepower to 140 horsepower. (Auto Home)

Faraday Future sued by major shareholder

According to Reuters, Faraday Future (FF) was recently sued by major shareholder group FF Top Holding, which also asked Faraday Future to remove two board members, executive chairman Susan Swenson and director Brian Krolicki.

On September 19, FF Top Holding pointed out in a lawsuit filed in the U.S. Court of Chancery in Delaware that Faraday Future “is experiencing a leadership crisis at the board level, and the company’s current leadership is pushing the company into the abyss.”

Tesla hikes charging prices at European supercharger stations

On September 19, according to Electrek, Tesla sent an email to European car owners, saying that the charging price of its supercharger network in Europe will increase significantly again, with an average increase of 0.12 euros per kilowatt-hour.

In the email, Tesla blamed the increase in "energy prices" in Europe. After the price increase, the price of most supercharging stations in Europe will be higher than 0.60 euros per kilowatt-hour, or 4.22 yuan per kilowatt-hour.

This price is basically twice the domestic supercharger station.

Leap Motor goes to Hong Kong for IPO

On September 20, Leap Motor announced that it would sell 131 million shares in a Hong Kong IPO, with a maximum offer price of HK$62 (approximately RMB 55.3) per share. It is expected to start trading on the Stock Exchange on September 29, 2022.

According to the official announcement of Leapmotor, 12,525 units will be delivered in August 2022, a year-on-year increase of 180%, setting a new delivery record for four consecutive months.

However, the prospectus shows that Leap Motor's net loss from 2019 to 2021 has expanded year by year, while the revenue in 2021 is 3.132 billion yuan, the adjusted net loss is as high as 2.628 billion yuan, and the gross profit margin is -44.3%.

Japan is developing road surfaces that can wirelessly charge electric vehicles

How to efficiently charge electric vehicles is a problem that all countries are currently studying.

Japanese construction company Obayashi and auto parts supplier Denso have begun testing road surfaces capable of powering electric vehicles, with the goal of having a fleet of electric vehicles by 2025, the Nikkei reported on September 20. Practical technology.

At Obayashi's research center in Tokyo, a small electric car can travel continuously at a speed of 15km/h on a road embedded with coils, the report said.

In fact, it is not just Japan, many countries are researching wireless charging roads. The world's first wireless charging road was built by Israeli company Electreon Wireless in Sweden.

Lilium to launch electric private jet

On September 20, German electric flying taxi startup Lilium has partnered with software giant Palantir to launch an electric private jet.

Headquartered in Munich, Lilium's investors include Tencent, international private banking and asset management group LGT, among others. The company is developing on-demand air taxis and plans to have them in service by 2025.

Car owner exposed ideal L9 new car failure: after-sales come to cart

What should you do if you drive a quasi-new car that is less than 3 kilometers away, and it breaks down on the road?

According to the revelations of the blogger @cracker-style education victims, on September 20, an ideal L9 car owner from Quanzhou encountered such a situation.

Judging from the video taken by the owner, the L9 was parked in the middle of an intersection and could not move. The central control screen displayed "Please pull over and contact the ideal car customer service center".

In response to this problem, the staff of the Quanzhou Delivery Center of Ideal Auto responded that "the after-sales service has been completed at present. This is a small probability event, and this situation is rarely encountered."

But what is the reason for this failure?

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

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