- Toyota's first all-electric car goes on sale in Japan, lease-only
- Tesla China restarts exports, resumption of work and production accelerates
- Cadillac unveils Escalade V with 6.2L V8
- Tesla responds to ghostwriting letter of apology from Wenzhou car owners
- Porsche once again responds to the "electric steering wheel reduction incident"
- Panasonic says Tesla has strong demand, will accelerate development of 4680 batteries
- Lordstown closes deal with Foxconn
- European Parliament rejects tougher 2030 emissions reduction plan
- BYD plans to further increase electric bus sales in Japan
- Shantou subsidizes 5,000 yuan for each new car in order to promote automobile consumption
- Binotto: Red Bull will face problems with budget cap
- Survey: South Africa is the most dangerous country in the world
Toyota unveiled its first mass-produced all-electric vehicle, the bZ4X, in Japan on Thursday, but the model is lease-only and costs about $39,000 for the first four years, including insurance, repairs and battery warranty.
CLSA analyst Christopher Richter said that despite the low acceptance of electric vehicles in the Japanese market (only 1% of sales in 2021), this will change, and Toyota may be driven by its focus on leasing instead of leasing. buying patterns and losing market share.
Toyota, for its part, believes this strategy will help ease drivers' concerns about battery life and resale value. Toyota aims to lease 5,000 bZ4Xs this fiscal year. (Sina Finance)
Reminds me of the GM EV1 in 1996, which was only rented but not sold.
Tesla China restarts exports, resumption of work and production accelerates
Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory recently shut down for about three weeks due to the outbreak, producing about 50,000 fewer cars. On April 19, the factory reopened under special circumstances. Now, Tesla China has successfully exported nearly 5,000 vehicles.
At 5 a.m. on May 11, the Marshall Islands-owned Glovis Splendor cargo ship had left Shanghai with 4,767 Teslas. It was the first export since Tesla's Shanghai plant restarted production last month.
Reuters confirmed that the cargo ship left Shanghai for the Slovenian port of Koper Port, and that another 4,100 cars will be shipped on May 13.
As of April 30, Tesla has produced 10,000 complete vehicles after resuming work.
Cadillac has had a really tough car lately.
From the appearance, it can be seen that this Escalade V is a ruthless horn. The blackened grille, sports surround, red calipers, and the "V" logo on the front door make it different from ordinary Escalade.
Power is the highlight of the car, which is powered by the same 6.2L V8 engine as the CT5-V Blackwing. But Cadillac has re-tuned it. It has 681 horsepower and a peak torque of 885 N·m. It is matched with a specially tuned 10-speed automatic transmission with four-wheel drive system.
The powerful power system can make this 2.8-ton full-size SUV accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 4.5 seconds.
The Escalade V also features Brembo front six-piston brakes and Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 air suspension.
The full-size SUV will go on sale this summer with a starting price of $149,990 (about 1,008,700 yuan).
But I still prefer the more delicate CT5-V Blackwing.
Tesla responds to ghostwriting letter of apology from Wenzhou car owners
On May 10, Mr. Chen, the owner of Tesla in Wenzhou, issued an open letter apologizing to Tesla, which attracted widespread attention.
The letter of apology named Mr. Feng, the owner of the car in Shanghai, Mr. Han, the owner of the car in Tianjin, and Ms. Zhang Zhuang in Henan, saying that he had fabricated remarks to slander Tesla before, and was contacted by these car owners and introduced the lawyer platform, hoping that netizens would not be deceived.
In response, the owner of the car, Mr. Han, posted on Weibo and posted a screenshot of the chat with Mr. Chen on WeChat, saying that Mr. Chen admitted that the content of the apology letter was "written by Tesla."
Tesla then responded.
Tesla did not deny it, but replied:
The discussion of the content of the apology draft was formed under the witness of the judge. In the end, Mr. Chen confirmed all the content and released it voluntarily and by himself. All the content of the apology letter can withstand scrutiny, conform to the objective reality, the content is true, the procedure is proper, and the owner is voluntary.
▲ Picture from: Cover News
The court's decision is undoubtedly more credible.
Porsche once again responds to the "electric steering wheel reduction incident"
Today, Porsche once again responded to the reduction event:
At present, a special working group composed of Porsche Headquarters and Porsche China has also conducted in-depth discussions with relevant suppliers, and has reorganized and analyzed the future spare parts supply and production. As a result of our efforts, we have made some progress on the possibility of restoring this feature.
Not long ago, Porsche replaced some of the steering columns with electric adjustment functions as standard with manual adjustment ones, and canceled the plan to restore and replace them later, causing dissatisfaction among car owners.
It seemed to say something, and it seemed that nothing was said.
On Wednesday, Panasonic Chief Financial Officer Hirokazu Umeda revealed in a statement that Tesla is asking Panasonic Holdings to accelerate the development of the 4680 battery.
Tesla's demand for 2170 batteries also remains strong, Umeda said. The battery is used in the production of the Model 3 and Model Y at the Fremont, California plant.
According to Bloomberg, Panasonic is considering building a new battery factory in the U.S. to supply 4680 batteries for Tesla cars. The candidate locations are Oklahoma and Kansas. Production will begin as early as 2024. Panasonic plans to operate the factory independently. . (WSJ)
Fact: Panasonic ranked third in the global EV battery market last year with 12%.
Foxconn's parent company Hon Hai Group and commercial electric light truck supplier Lordstown Motors announced on the 12th that the two parties formally completed the contract for OEM production and signed a joint venture development agreement.
This represents Hon Hai Group's official acquisition of the Lordstown Ohio plant, which will become the Hon Hai Group's first electric vehicle manufacturing base in North America, and Lordstown will also become the Group's first mass-produced commercial vehicle customer.
Foxconn took over the plant immediately after the deal, the companies said, converting about 400 workers at the plant to Foxconn employees.
The two parties signed a contract manufacturing agreement on schedule and announced the formation of a joint venture called MIH EV Design to jointly develop other electric vehicle projects. Foxconn owns 55% of the business, and Foxconn has pledged to spend $100 million in the new business. (Global Market Report)
Foxconn's car dream is about to come true.
The European Parliament's environment committee on Wednesday voted down a proposal that would have required automakers to adopt tougher emissions reduction targets, the Financial Associated Press reported.
The European Commission proposed last year to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 from 1990 levels, and the new proposal calls for raising that target to 70%.
Pascal Canfin, Chairman of the European Parliament's Environment Committee, said:
It is a pity that the 2030 emissions reduction ambitions cannot be taken one step further today, but the way forward is still clear, which is to sell only zero-emission cars from 2035 onwards.
Although rejected, the proposal itself has limited impact on the electrification of European cars.
According to NHK TV, BYD held a new commercial electric bus model conference in Tokyo on the 10th, announcing that it will launch two new models in the Japanese market next year, one of which has a 10% increase in cruising range.
BYD said at the press conference that it plans to expand the sales of electric buses in the Japanese market, and the cumulative sales will reach 4,000 by 2030.
BYD's competitors are also gaining momentum. Japan's Isuzu Motors and Hino Motors also announced recently that they plan to jointly produce electric buses from 2024. (People's Daily Online)
Competition in the Japanese commercial electric vehicle market will intensify.
A few days ago, the Shantou Municipal Bureau of Commerce of Guangdong Province issued the "Announcement on the Promotion of Automobile Consumption Subsidy Activities in Shantou City in 2022".
From May 8 to June 30 this year, Shantou will provide a financial subsidy of 5,000 yuan per vehicle for "National VI" standard light-duty vehicles and new energy light-duty vehicles priced at 100,000 yuan and above. (new trip)
Coupled with the 8,000 yuan subsidy for trade-in in Guangdong Province, this is 13,000 yuan.
Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto believes that Red Bull has been able to gain the upper hand in the last two races because they have introduced a slew of upgrades ahead of schedule.
But subject to budget cap rules, he believes that Red Bull's aggressive approach will mean they will pay the price when the R&D budget hits the cap.
Red Bull have upgraded their car since the beginning of the season, and looking at the last two races, maybe they were a few tenths of a second a lap faster than us. Red Bull will stop development at some stage because of the budget cap, otherwise I don't see how they can do it.
As for when will Ferrari be able to introduce the upgrade? "In the next races, it's our turn to upgrade the car, maybe in Barcelona," Binotto said. (Motorsport)
Zutobi, an international authoritative driving organization, said yesterday that the driving safety situation in South Africa is not optimistic. It ranks last in the world and is the country with the most dangerous driving environment in the world.
The survey results show that with a perfect score of 10, South Africa only scored 3.41, which is far lower than the second-to-last Thailand's 4.35. The security situation is extremely worrying.
According to the report, 57.5% of road traffic fatalities in South Africa are related to drinking and driving, with a road traffic fatality rate of 22.2 per 100,000 people. In addition, the data also shows that only 31% of front-seat passengers in South Africa have the habit of consciously wearing seat belts.
The other 10 most dangerous countries are Thailand, the United States, Argentina, India, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Malaysia, Bolivia and Peru.
Norway's overall safe driving score was the highest with 8.20, followed by Iceland and Estonia with 8.05 and 7.90 respectively, and Japan with 7.88 and fourth.
But it should be noted that Zutobi only surveyed 53 countries, which did not include China. Where do you think China can rank?
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