- Pure electric sports car DeLorean Evolved will be released at the end of the month
- ID.3 GTX may be available in 2023
- BMW is working on an all-electric platform Neue Klasse
- Tesla's Shanghai plant is suspected to be shutting down again due to supply chain issues
- BYD Changsha plant has been shut down for rectification
- Tesla Wenzhou "brake failure" owner apologizes
- BAIC BJEV announced April sales, with monthly sales of 2017 units
- SAIC's April sales plummeted by more than 60%
- Faraday Future's Q3 net loss was $304 million
- Geely Automobile takes stake in Renault's Korean subsidiary
- Qoros was pulled into the "blacklist" by Shandong Automobile Dealers Association
- Guangzhou plans to introduce preferential policies for new energy vehicle travel
- Over 60% of Americans consider changing travel habits due to high gas prices
- WTRC 2022 first stop: Ma Qinghua on the podium
- Volkswagen hires a blind photographer for new car
- Musk: I want to meet the "Chinese version" of Musk
Pure electric sports car DeLorean Evolved will be released at the end of the month
Last week, DeLorean released a trailer for its first pure electric sports car, which may be named EVolved and will be released on May 31.
Maybe everyone is relatively unfamiliar with DeLorean, but many friends should have a little impression of this 1981 DeLorean DMC-12. Yes, it is the prototype of the time travel machine in "Back to the Future".
DeLorean collapsed during the US auto recession of the early to mid-1980s. Today the Evolved is seen by many as a modern version of the DMC-12.
ID.3 GTX may be available in 2023
Volkswagen is currently planning the replacement of the ID.3, the first model of the "ID." family. This time, Volkswagen is likely to launch a performance-focused model, the ID.3 GTX.
According to InsideEVs, the ID.3 GTX will have a four-wheel drive system, and the performance parameters may be close to the ID.5 GTX, with a maximum power of 223kW and a peak torque of 460N m.
So, will this be the new-age Golf GTI?
BMW is working on an all-electric platform Neue Klasse
A few days ago, BMW said in its first-quarter earnings conference call that it will launch the Neue Klasse pure electric platform, which is currently under development.
The Neue Klasse platform will go into production at a new facility in Hungary around 2025. Unlike BMW's existing CLAR platform, vehicles based on the new platform will only support pure electric powertrains.
BMW CEO Oliver Zipse recently confirmed that the initial focus of this new platform will be on mid-size luxury vehicles.
It is also not ruled out that BMW will expand the application scope of this platform in the future, from high-volume models to high-performance models.
Reuters has just quoted two people familiar with the matter as saying that Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory is suspected to be shutting down again due to supply chain problems.
Prior to this, Tesla's Shanghai plant was closed for 22 days due to the local epidemic, and then partially resumed work on April 19.
It’s unclear when Tesla’s supply chain issues will be resolved, and the timing of resumption of production is not yet known, the people familiar with the matter said. Tesla still faces a big test.
Subsequently, Tesla China said that it has not yet received a notice about the suspension of production at the Shanghai plant: " It has been in production since the resumption of work on April 19, and there may be some impact on logistics. "
A few days ago, a number of residents in Yuhua District, Changsha, Hunan made a voice on the Internet, saying that the BYD Changsha automobile factory near the residential area emits pungent exhaust gas.
On May 8, the Changsha government official account "Changsha Release" issued a document stating that the Changsha Municipal Party Committee and Municipal Government have established an investigation team to organize government functional departments, third-party testing agencies and relevant experts to enter the BYD Yuhua District factory for investigation.
Since April this year, some owners and children of Jiahe City, Yuhua District, Changsha City, Hunan Province have experienced physical discomfort. The main symptoms are frequent nosebleeds, dizziness, nausea, and persistent cough. BYD previously responded that the nosebleed caused by excessive emissions was a maliciously fabricated connection and had called the police.
According to the Southern Metropolis Daily, some production lines of BYD in Changsha have been suspended for rectification, and other production lines are operating normally.
As the champion of new energy vehicle sales, problems should be solved.
According to Beijing Daily, Tesla's "brake failure" incident in Wenzhou was widely reported last year. After identification, the facts did not match the owner's description, and the owner was sentenced to an apology and compensation of 50,000 yuan. After that, the owner appealed, and the second instance was dismissed.
On May 9, the owner issued an apology, admitting that he had stepped on the wrong pedal.
According to the apology statement, the owner said that on the night of the accident, when he was driving home, he suddenly found someone in front of him and wanted to step on the brakes, but he stepped on the wrong accelerator. He also said that after the accident, although he knew that he had stepped on the accelerator as a brake, but because of his unwillingness, he fabricated content such as "Tesla automatic acceleration and braking failure" in multiple media. (Interface News)
The court's verdict has finally come. It is easy to spread rumors, but difficult to refute them. Some friends think that this is a "single pedal" problem, but there are also many accidents caused by pressing the accelerator to death in a gas car.
On May 9, the April production and sales report released by BAIC Blue Valley showed that the production of BAIC New Energy in April was 220 vehicles, the lowest monthly output this year; its sales in April were 2,017 vehicles, and the cumulative sales this year have been 11,137 vehicles. A year-on-year increase of 166.63%.
At present, BAIC Blue Valley has two brands, ARCFOX and BEIJING. Among them, the models sold by Jihu include Alpha T, Alpha S, and the new HI version of Alpha S. The BEIJING brand is an economical brand, and the main products are EU and EX series.
According to the delivery data released by Jihu Automobile recently, Jihu delivered a total of 1,140 vehicles in April, a month-on-month increase of 54%. It shows that the sales of BAIC Blue Valley in April accounted for half of the sales of Jihu Automobile. (new trip)
The status quo of BAIC Blue Valley is not optimistic. Thinking about BAIC New Energy five years ago, it is embarrassing.
On May 9, SAIC Motor announced the April production and sales report. Affected by the epidemic, SAIC Motor's production and sales both fell by more than 60% year-on-year.
Among them, vehicle production in April was 158,000 units, down 62% year-on-year; April sales were 167,000 units, down 60.3% year-on-year.
In terms of brands, SAIC Volkswagen suffered the most from the decline in sales. In April, sales were only 30,008 units, down 72.29% year-on-year.
The production and sales figures of SAIC-GM's 23,807 and 23,829 vehicles also fell by 68.56% and 70.44% year-on-year, and the production and sales of SAIC's passenger cars also fell by more than 65%.
Even SAIC-GM-Wuling, whose production base is not in Shanghai, still saw a staggering decline in April sales, with monthly sales of 76,017 units, a 43.57% year-on-year decline. (Fast Technology)
However, SAIC Group is still optimistic that at present, more than 40,000 employees of SAIC Group's subsidiaries in Shanghai have been stationed in the factory to carry out closed-loop production.
Faraday Future recently announced financial results for the third quarter of 2021. The company posted a net loss of $304 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021.
Faraday Future said that the increase in net loss was mainly due to a significant increase in operating expenses, bills payable to related parties, bills payable at fair value, losses from changes in fair value of warrant liabilities, and the processing of bills payable to related parties, bills payable and payable to suppliers. resulting losses.
According to the financial report, Faraday Future’s operating expenses for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021 were $186 million; the third quarter of 2020 was $18 million. (Financial Network)
Faraday Future CEO Bi Fukang expressed confidence in the delivery of the FF91.
This morning, Geely Auto announced that it signed a share subscription agreement with Renault Korea, a Korean subsidiary of the French Renault Group. Geely will hold a 34.02% stake in Renault Korea.
Previously, the two parties signed a cooperation framework agreement in January this year to launch energy-efficient fuel-efficient and intelligent hybrid models in the Korean market to jointly expand the Korean market.
Its new products will use Geely's CMA modular architecture and Geely's hybrid technology, while Renault is responsible for forward-looking technology, styling design and user experience. (Sina Technology)
Finally, it is the turn of Chinese brands to trade technology for the market.
Recently, the Consumer Rights Protection Workstation of Shandong Automobile Dealers Association has received many complaints from Jinan Qoros owners that there is no 4S shop for maintenance after sales.
According to the association's investigation, the four Baoneng Qoros direct-sale auto stores in Jinan have been closed, and the factory's service number has also been cancelled.
To this end, the Consumer Rights Protection Workstation of Shandong Automobile Dealers Association mailed an inquiry letter to "No. 2088, Bao'an North Road, Luohu District, Shenzhen", where the headquarters of Baoneng Group, to which the Qoros brand belongs, was mailed.
The association stated that Baoneng Motors is currently experiencing serious business problems, and no one has responded so far, resulting in the fact that the legitimate consumer rights and interests of Qoros brand owners cannot be guaranteed and have been seriously damaged.
To this end, the Shandong Automobile Dealers Association has included the Baoneng Qoros brand on the consumer blacklist, and issued a consumer warning to consumers across the province: Be careful to buy Baoneng Qoros brand cars.
Remember when Qoros launched the Qoros 3 at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show, Qoros was also seen as a new hope for its own brand.
- Xiaomi Auto Opens Tender for Whole Vehicle Welding Wire Body Suppliers
- Audi Q4 e-tron goes on pre-order on May 20
- Hyundai to build new electric vehicle plant in Georgia, U.S.
- Faraday Future's 2021 Q3 financial report announced: a net loss of $304 million
- Mercedes-Benz CEO says global supply chain remains tight
- Volkswagen CEO says EV demand is higher than expected
- Ford expected to sell some Rivian stake
On May 6, the Guangzhou Municipal Bureau of Industry and Information Technology issued the "Several Measures of Guangzhou to Support the Automobile and Core Parts Industry to Stabilize the Chain, Supplement the Chain and Strengthen the Chain (Draft for Comment)", which proposed a number of measures for the transportation environment of new energy vehicle owners. favorable policy.
- Free parking twice a day in the public parking lot invested and constructed by the government, each time not exceeding 5 hours;
- Parking in temporary parking spaces on urban roads is free within 2 hours, and the fee is reduced by half for more than 2 hours;
- It is free to pass on the urban road sections such as the ring-city expressway, the ring-city expressway, and the airport expressway.
Although the parking space is not easy to find, the free high-speed in the city is still very fragrant. Friends who live in the suburbs can save three or five hundred a month.
According to CCTV, a survey recently released by an American pollster showed that two-thirds of American respondents considered changing their travel habits to reduce unnecessary driving due to soaring oil prices.
Currently, the average price of regular-grade gasoline in the United States is about $4.38 per gallon (about 7.72 yuan per liter). Diesel prices have risen even more rapidly, reaching record highs.
With soaring oil prices driving up logistics costs, inflation will have a huge negative impact on the U.S. economy.
Dong Chejun has switched to taking the subway to work these days.
WTRC 2022 first stop: Ma Qinghua on the podium
2022 can be called a big year for Chinese racing. After Zhou Guanyu joined F1, Ma Qinghua also returned to the WTCR arena.
In the opening race of WTCR 2022 last weekend, Ma Qinghua drove the No. 55 Lynk & Co 03 TCR racing car and performed very well.
In the first round of the race, Ma Qinghua successfully completed a pass on the inside at 11 minutes of the schedule, and finally finished fifth, and the experienced Ivan Muller finished third.
In the second round, the defending champion Jan Ehrache, who was originally in fourth place, was forced to pit due to a puncture and fell to 15th place. In the end, the second and third Lynk & Co driver Santiago Urushia With Ma Qinghua on the podium, the championship was won by Hyundai driver Mikel Ascona.
It feels really good to see the five-star red flag on the field.
Dong Chejun found an interesting advertisement today.
This is a Volkswagen ad for Arteon in 2017, and blind photographer Pete Eckart was hired to take charge of the shooting.
There's one sentence that struck me:
You don't need eyes to see beauty, beauty exists in every sense.
Musk: I want to meet the "Chinese version" of Musk
Yesterday, some netizens posted photos of Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the "Chinese version" of Musk on Twitter.
Musk himself replied: "I want to meet this person (if he is real), today's deepfake technology is hard to tell."
This, Dong Chejun also thought it was quite similar before, but the more you look at it later, the more and more different, what do you think?
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