- Weilai chip upgrade needs to be paid and complained, Li Bin: Can't bear it
- The last pure fuel Audi A4 interior first exposure
- BMW launches paid subscription seat heating service
- NIO Forms Committee to Investigate Short Selling Report Allegations
- Volvo's next-generation electric cars to be produced at new European factory
- Hyundai Motor to Build Korea's First Electric Vehicle-Specific Plant
- New energy vehicle sales hit record high in June
- Xiaopeng Pengxing completes the signing of over US$100 million in Series A financing
- Volkswagen Creative Advertising: The Prime Minister Can Punt a Boat
- Rumors that more than 100 cars were burned at Tesla Center in Suzhou
Weilai chip upgrade needs to be paid and complained, Li Bin: Can't bear it
On the evening of the 11th, Jikr officially announced that the ZEEKR 001 will be fully replaced with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8155 chip, the price of the vehicle will remain unchanged, and the models that have been delivered before will also support free replacement.
Regarding the free upgrade policy of Ji Krypton, many car owners and fans have shouted "Ji Krypton atmosphere", and this has also made many Weilai users envious.
In this regard, Li Bin, CEO of Weilai, said that Weilai can’t upgrade for free like Ji Krypton. “More than 200,000 cars can’t be upgraded for free, and it will cost more than 2 billion to carry it.”
Overseas media motor1 on the 11th exposed the last generation of new generation Audi A4 interior spy photos.
Judging from the pictures, the interior of the new car has changed a lot, the full LCD instrument and the central control screen are dislocated, the number of physical buttons has also been greatly reduced, and the original shift lever has also become a small button that is pushed up and down.
The new generation of Audi A4 will be based on the MLB Evo platform, and it will also become the last generation of pure fuel A4, which is expected to be officially released next year.
In addition, in addition to the plug-in hybrid version, the new A4 may also have a pure electric version based on the PPE platform .
BMW launches paid subscription seat heating service
Subscription-based vehicle features are one of the least popular ideas automakers have ever seen, but automakers are figuring out more ways to make money from users, according to Phoenix Network. Now, BMW has fully opened the vehicle function subscription service in South Korea and sold it through the online mall.
Taking seat heating subscription as an example, car owners need to pay about 1,180 yuan per year or about 2,724 yuan for a one-time payment for permanent use . In addition, BMW has launched a paid subscription for steering wheel heating services, CarPlay, safety assisted driving, automatic brightening or weakening of high-beam auxiliary headlights, etc.
Mercedes-Benz's pay-to-unlock rear-wheel steering feature has been scolded for hot searches before, but as the world transitions to electric vehicles, automakers will lose profits from dealer services for oil changes and routine maintenance, and the subscription model may become more and more. It's unclear if BMW intends to expand this subscription model to more regions.
On July 11, NIO announced on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange that it had decided to establish an independent committee composed of independent directors Mr. Li Tingbin, Mr. Wu Hai and Ms. Long Yu to supervise the independent investigation of relevant allegations in the short selling report of Grizzly Research LLC. investigative work.
Previously, the short-selling agency issued a report saying that Weilai used its unconsolidated battery swap business subsidiary “Weineng” to obtain monthly battery rental fees in advance, and oversupplied batteries to Weineng, thus falsely reporting 26 billion in revenue.
On June 29, NIO explicitly denied the allegations in the report, saying that the report "contains many errors, unfounded speculations, and misleading conclusions and interpretations." (Wall Street News)
Volvo's next-generation electric cars to be produced at new European factory
A few days ago, Volvo announced that it will invest $1.25 billion in 2023 to build a new factory in Europe, which will be used to produce the next generation of electric vehicles.
The new factory is located near Kosice, Slovakia, where there is a complete automotive supply chain, and at the same time, it can provide Volvo with good logistics and transportation. The plant is expected to start production in 2026, with an annual production capacity of 250,000 vehicles.
Geert Bruyneel, Volvo Cars' global head of manufacturing, confirmed that models built at the new plant will be built using the company's state-of-the-art SPA2 architecture.
The development of the SPA2 architecture will be done by Volvo and shared with other brands under Zhejiang Geely Holding, such as Polestar, Geely, Lynk & Co and Lotus.
Hyundai Motor to Build Korea's First Electric Vehicle-Specific Plant
The Hyundai Motor Union said recently that Hyundai Motor plans to build its first electric vehicle-specific factory in South Korea, aiming to start production by 2025.
Earlier, Hyundai Motor also announced that it would invest $5.5 billion to build an electric vehicle and battery plant in Georgia, the United States, and start production in the first half of 2025.
In the ranking of new energy vehicle sales in the United States in the first quarter of this year, Hyundai-Kia Group is second only to Tesla. However, unlike the scenes of hot overseas sales, modern enterprises have never been able to open up the market in China.
However, Hyundai-Kia Group has also formulated an exclusive electrification strategy for the Chinese market. According to the plan, by 2030, the group's new energy models in China will be expanded to 21 models. (Sina Finance & New Travel)
The localization process of IONIQ 5 and Kia EV6 is still unclear. Even if they enter the game now, it is not an easy task to make a late move.
According to data from the Passenger Federation, the retail sales of new energy passenger vehicles exceeded 500,000 units for the first time in June, a year-on-year increase of 130.8% and a record high.
In addition, Chinese car companies have an increasing share of the new energy vehicle market.
For example, BYD Auto completed sales of 641,400 vehicles from January to June, a year-on-year increase of 314.9%. This data not only surpassed the sales of BYD vehicles in the whole of last year, but also surpassed Tesla to become the global sales champion of new energy vehicles for half a year. (CCTV Finance)
Xiaopeng Pengxing completes the signing of over US$100 million in Series A financing
On July 12, Xiaopeng Motors ecological enterprise "Xpeng Pengxing" announced the completion of the A round of financing signing, the round of financing exceeded 100 million US dollars (about 670 million yuan). One of the leading investors in this round of financing is IDG Capital, with Xpeng Motors and other shareholders following along.
Founded in 2016, Xiaopeng Pengxing has become one of the most widely deployed companies in the field of intelligent robots, with in-depth layouts in key technical fields such as powertrain, motion control, autonomous driving, human-computer interaction, and machine intelligence.
In September last year, Xiaopeng Pengxing released their first product, Xiaobailong, which can provide families with companionship, care, entertainment and transportation experience.
This is the largest single bionic robot financing in China in the past two years.
Dong Chejun saw a very interesting car advertisement today. The protagonist of the advertisement is a very "ineligible" person who lives in his own world and is indifferent to others.
But fortunately, the Volkswagen Atlas (that is, the domestic Tuang) is more "generous" and willing to "save" those so-called bad guys.
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Rumors that more than 100 cars were burned at Tesla Center in Suzhou
In the past two days, a screenshot of "The Tesla Center in Suzhou caught fire on July 8, and more than 100 vehicles were burned down" went viral on the Internet. Dong Chejun has already seen it in several WeChat groups, and someone is still posting it this morning.
However, someone came out in the afternoon to refute the rumor.
According to The Paper, on the afternoon of the 12th, when the Suzhou Fire Department said that on the 8th, there was indeed a fire in the Suzhou Sheet and Spray Center, but the fire scene did not destroy more than 100 cars as reported on the Internet, and the pictures on the Internet were not of Suzhou. The investigation into the cause of the fire is still ongoing.
Tesla China also stated that there was indeed a fire at the Suzhou Sheet Metal Spray Center, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
To sum it up: burnt, less than 100 were burned, and the photos don't match.
Less than 100, how much is that?
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