Xiaopeng goes public in Hong Kong / Tesla replaces with domestic motors / Lotus launches the last fuel-powered sports car


  • Lotus launches its last fuel sports car, Emira
  • Peugeot released Le Mans 9X8 racing car, will participate in next year's WEC
  • The new BMW 2 Series unveiled, with an acceleration of 4.3s per 100 kilometers
  • Li Xiang Dialogue with "Mercury Incident" Car Owner: Support Reporting
  • Model 3 and Model Y are replaced with domestic motors
  • Xiaopeng became the first new car maker to be listed in Hong Kong
  • Bentley Flying Spur plug-in hybrid version officially released today
  • Huawei and Volkswagen reached a patent license agreement
  • Volvo C40 RECHARGE will soon be made in China
  • Nexyad and HERE reached a partnership to improve road safety
  • Vodafone and Amazon cooperate to benefit self-driving cars
  • Zhou Hongyi talks about “150,000 can not make a smart electric car''

Lotus launches its last fuel sports car, Emira

Lotus today released a set of pictures of Emira, this new entry-level sports car will compete with the Porsche 718 and Chevrolet Corvette. In addition, Emira will be Lotus's last fuel-powered sports car, replacing classic models such as Elise, Exige, and Evora that are about to be discontinued.

According to reports, Emira is equipped with a 2.0T four-cylinder engine cooperating with AMG for the first time, with a maximum output of 264kW, and will be paired with an 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox. In addition, Lotus still provides a 3.5L supercharged V6 engine from "old friend" Toyota, which can be equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission and a manual transmission.

Unlike Lotus’s previous classic small sports cars, Emira has made considerable progress in comfort, equipped with modern configurations such as electric seats and driving assistance, but its body weight has therefore reached 1,400 kg. Fortunately, the hydraulic steering wheel is retained.

There will be fewer and fewer interesting little sports cars.

Peugeot released Le Mans 9X8 racing car, will participate in next year's WEC

Yesterday, Peugeot released their new Le Mans car-9X8. Unlike other WEC (World Endurance Competition) cars, the 9X8 does not have an exaggerated large spoiler. According to Peugeot's official statement, the 9X8 can make the vehicle reach the required level of performance without a rear spoiler.

In terms of power, the new car is equipped with a 2.6L twin-turbocharged V6 engine, which is matched with a 7-speed sequential gearbox. In addition, the motor set on the front axle can also provide an additional 272 horsepower.

It is reported that it will be unveiled at the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship.

It always feels like something is missing.

The new BMW 2 Series unveiled, with an acceleration of 4.3s per 100 kilometers

BMW today released the new 2 Series Coupe. It retains the more traditional double kidney grille, the headlights with more changes use a more complex lamp cavity design, and BMW has added this generation of 2 Series Coupe With many sharp lines, the whole vehicle looks more aggressive.

The new generation of the 2 Series is based on the BMW CLAR rear drive platform. Compared with the previous generation model, the body length of the new 2 Series is increased by 105 mm and the width is increased by 64 mm.

In terms of power, the new car offers two power units to choose from. The rear-drive 220i is equipped with a 2.0T four-cylinder gasoline engine with a maximum power of 184 horsepower; the four-wheel drive M240i xDrive will be equipped with a 3.0T turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine with a maximum power of 374 With horsepower, it takes 4.3s to accelerate from 100 kilometers.

In addition, the performance version of M2 Coupe will be released later in 2022.

Unfortunately, M240i should not be introduced into China.

Li Xiang Dialogue with "Mercury Incident" Car Owner: Support Reporting

Last night, in response to “the car owner’s feedback was suspected to have found mercury in the ideal ONE seat,” Ideal Motor’s official responded again, saying that Ideal Motor sent the substance on the user’s seat to a professional testing agency for testing on July 6th to confirm the substance. Contains mercury (commonly known as mercury). Afterwards, Ideal Auto requested and accompanies the user to report the case to the local public security organ, and will assist the public security organ in investigating the matter.

Ideal Automobile CEO Ideal stated to the car owner via social media: "Ideal Automobile 100% supports you to report the crime because mercury poisoning is a serious criminal offence."

The full text of Ideal Car’s response is as follows:

Don't jump to conclusions until the truth is revealed.

Model 3 and Model Y are replaced with domestic motors, and the power has been improved

A few days ago, Tesla Model 3 and Model Y long-range versions began to deliver models that use domestic motors, and their motor power and torque have changed.

Previously, the maximum power of the two-wheel drive motor of the Tesla Model 3 was 202kW and the maximum torque was 404N·m; the maximum power of the two-wheel drive version of the version equipped with a domestic motor was 220kW and the maximum torque was 440N·m.

The Model 3 and Model Y four-wheel drive models equipped with domestic motors only have the rear motor. The maximum power and torque of the motor is the same as that of the two-wheel drive model, 220kW and 440N·m.

From the data point of view, the biggest improvement is the Model Y long-life version, after which the original data of the motor is 180kW, 326N·m.

The tears of the old car owner have dried up.

Xiaopeng became the first new car maker to be listed in Hong Kong

Xiaopeng Motors was listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange today, becoming the first company listed in Hong Kong among new car manufacturers. The share price opened 1.82% higher at 168 Hong Kong dollars, with a market value of 280 billion Hong Kong dollars. The company issued 85 million shares, priced at 165 Hong Kong dollars per share, with 100 shares per lot. This listing is less than one year after Xiaopeng Motors went public on the NYSE in August 2020.

In addition, the International Offering has been oversubscribed, and the final number of offer shares is 80.75 million, equivalent to 95% of the total number of offer shares.

Before listing in Hong Kong, He Xiaopeng held 21.75% of the shares and was the largest shareholder of Xiaopeng Motors. Other directors and executives of Xiaopeng Motors held 4.2% and Taobao held 11.9%.

Can Xiaopeng Motors, which is on the second listing, turn losses into profits?

Bentley Flying Spur plug-in hybrid version officially released today

Bentley officially released the Flying Spur plug-in hybrid version today, with a total of 7 colors to choose from. In addition, the car also has more than 60 extended paint options created by Bentley's personalized customization department Mulliner.

Based on the third-generation Flying Spur model, the car is equipped with a 2.9L V6 twin-turbocharged engine and a motor that can output 134 horsepower. The total power reaches 544 horsepower, the peak torque is 750 N·m, and the acceleration time from 100 kilometers is 4.1 seconds. , The comprehensive cruising range exceeds 700 kilometers.

The automatic start-stop button in the car is replaced by an electric mode button, which can be switched among three modes, namely electric mode, hybrid mode and holding mode. The driving range of electric mode is about 40 kilometers.

The Bentley Flying Spur plug-in hybrid version is scheduled to be delivered at the end of 2021.

Goodbye V8, goodbye W12.

Huawei and Volkswagen reached a patent license agreement

Huawei today announced that it has reached a patent license agreement with a supplier of the Volkswagen Group. The agreement includes Huawei's 4G Standard Essential Patent (SEP) license, covering Volkswagen cars equipped with wireless connectivity.

This agreement is the largest license agreement reached by Huawei in the automotive sector to date. Huawei predicts that more than 30 million vehicles will be licensed for its patents based on the currently signed patent license agreement in the automotive field.

I remembered the sentence again: "Huawei does not build cars, but only helps car companies build good cars."

Volvo C40 RECHARGE will soon be made in China, with a battery life of 420km

It is reported that Volvo C40 RECHARGE will be made in China in 2022. As a crossover version of XC40 RECHARGE, C40 RECHARGE is also based on the CMA architecture and is positioned as a pure electric compact crossover coupe. The front face of the new car has only been fine-tuned on the front bumper and the fog lights on both sides, and the most family-representative "Thor’s Hammer" headlights have been continued.

The Volvo C40 RECHARGE is equipped with a front and rear motor drive system with a combined power of 300kW and a peak torque of 660N·m. It is equipped with a 78kWh battery pack and WLTP has a cruising range of 420km. Supports 150kW fast charge, which can be fully charged with 80% power in 40 minutes.

To become a pure electric car company in 2030, can Volvo's "10-year plan" be successfully completed?

Nexyad and HERE have reached a partnership to use cognitive AI to improve road safety

Yesterday, Nexyad, an embedded in-vehicle data aggregation real-time platform and HERE Tehnologies, a positioning data technology platform, announced their cooperation to apply cognitive AI to road safety.

Nexyad can use cognitive AI to aggregate and analyze a large number of data sources in the vehicle in real time to assess whether the driver's behavior is appropriate in a specific environment. In addition, Nexyad's platform can be additionally expanded to aggregate sensor data from advanced driver assistance systems, as well as data from cameras, weather, and traffic conditions.

By analyzing the data, Nexyad can not only provide drivers with real-time guidance, but also predict emergency situations that may lead to accidents and reduce the incidence of accidents.

Looking forward to the day when the car becomes absolutely safe.

Vodafone and Amazon cooperate to benefit self-driving cars

Recently, after Vodafone and Amazon Cloud Technology reached a technical cooperation, self-driving car company Aurrigo became the first company in the UK to benefit from the partnership.

In Aurrigo's self-driving car Auto-Shuttle, Aurrigo uses distributed edge computing jointly developed by Vodafone and Amazon Cloud Technology. This technology can provide ultra-low latency and scalable bandwidth, which is an important breakthrough in the field of unmanned driving.

Simon Brewerton, Aurrigo's Chief Technology Officer, said: "With AWS Wavelength, Vodafone 5G and MEC technology, we are able to monitor our self-driving cars in real time through safe and reliable communications.

Aurrigo’s Cambridge test ended on June 29 when the last batch of public passengers were transported. In this project, more than 1,000 people experienced autonomous driving on unclosed public roads and provided feedback to Aurrigo.

How far is autonomous driving from us?

Zhou Hongyi talks about “150,000 can not make a smart electric car''

Zhou Hongyi has his own in-depth thinking about the positioning and direction of Nezha automotive products. He made it clear to make national smart electric vehicles less than 150,000 yuan, because the volume of this price range accounts for about 70% of the total sales of the auto industry. "If this market does not open, it means that smart electric vehicles will always be a minority. Products." Zhou Hongyi said.

Zhou Hongyi replied unceremoniously with "smart electric cars with less than 150,000 yuan."

"First, if you can't do it, it doesn't mean that others can't do it. Don't underestimate the combination of China's manufacturing and Internet industries. Second, smart electric vehicles will become the first cars for many ordinary consumers in China."

From programming, email, 360 antivirus software in the early years, to sweepers, cameras, smart phones, and now entering the field of smart cars, providing security solutions for car companies, Zhou Hongyi has been constantly entering new areas .

"It is not based on the digital improvement of the automotive industry, but the collision of the automotive and digital industries, and finally a completely new business format, a brand-new product. This product is like a big mobile phone." Zhou Hongyi said.

"I'm almost 50 years old, and I'm still enthusiastically participating in car building, because I think smart cars will definitely usher in a disruptive future. To disrupt an industry, this must be a popular, technological advancement that will allow most people Enjoy the rewards of technology."

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