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After Weilai, Hefei plans to invest 2 billion yuan in zero-running cars
Recently, some media have learned that Lingpao Motor is conducting a Pre-IPO round of financing with a valuation of over 22 billion yuan. Hefei has clearly expressed its investment intentions and the investment amount is about 2 billion yuan. This will be the second new car project introduced by Hefei after NIO. According to a source, Hefei’s investment in LS-cars will be completed in two batches. The first batch of 200 million yuan has been invested in LS-cars’ Series B financing, and the remaining 1.8 billion will be invested in the Pre-IPO.
CCTV Exposure:All hydrogen refueling stations currently in operation are losing money
According to CCTV Finance and Economics, starting from 2019, my country’s hydrogen energy development has entered the”fast lane”, and the construction of hydrogen refueling stations has received increasing attention. As of the end of December 2020, my country has built a total of 118 hydrogen refueling stations. However, the hydrogen refueling stations that have been put into operation, because there is no large-scale use of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, hydrogen refueling stations are also at a loss. Almost all of the more than 70 hydrogen refueling stations currently in operation in my country are at a loss. Shen Hui, general manager of Sinopec Sales Shanghai Petroleum Branch, said that there is only a dozen yuan gross profit per kilogram of hydrogen. If it is purely a hydrogen refueling station, there is still no good profit model. In 2020, 47 vehicle companies declared a total of 174 hydrogen fuel cell models, including 114 passenger cars, 56 special vehicles and 4 passenger cars. In 2020, the sales volume of fuel cell buses for the whole year was 1,214, and that of special-purpose vehicles was 146, which did not truly achieve large-scale operations.
Asymptomatic people and non-production line employeesFAW-Volkswagen involving 300 employees in isolation
A few days ago, we learned from relevant media that FAW-Volkswagen production line found an asymptomatic infected person. More than 300 employees were quarantined. After investigation, it was found that the confirmed person was not an employee of the production line, but a batcher of the relevant logistics company.
Zebra Zhixing released CloudCar, the first”car” running on the cloud
On January 22, at the first Zebra Zhixing Technology Festival, Zhang Chunhui, vice president of Alibaba Group and co-CEO of Zebra Zhixing, released CloudCar, a”car” running on the cloud. For car companies, CloudCar is the core”component” for cars to realize car interactive intelligence, driving intelligence, and service intelligence; for users, CloudCar will bring users an exclusive and professional smart travel experience. Zhang Chunhui said that everyone will own a CloudCar in the future. At the meeting, Zebra Zhixing released the first smart cockpit operating system, using a multi-core distributed fusion architecture, which will become an important carrier for CloudCar to land in the car smart cockpit. The Zebra Smart Cockpit Operating System is suitable for domain-concentrated and central computing electronic and electrical architecture cars, making”software-defined cars” a reality. In addition to application and service developers, algorithm developers, interaction designers, etc. can use this system to define better services and experiences for cars and users.
Tesla Model S and Model X infotainment system upgrade prices are reduced by 40%
According to foreign media reports, Tesla Model S and Model X’s infotainment system upgrade price is reduced by 40%, and the price for upgrading from MCU1 to MCU2 is currently $1,500. Owners who choose to upgrade will be able to experience more advanced and smoother infotainment services through the vehicle media control unit (MCU).
Strengthening the new energy layout BYD refinances nearly 30 billion Hong Kong dollars
On January 21, BYD announced that it will place 133 million new H shares, and the total proceeds from the placement are expected to be approximately HK$29.925 billion. The net proceeds from the placement are intended to be used for the group’s supplementary working capital, repayment of interest-bearing debts, R&D investment, etc. The company will increase its investment in new energy The layout of the automotive business. As of the close, BYD H shares rose 1.80%to 248.40 Hong Kong dollars, and A shares rose 6.09%to 235.52 yuan. Regarding the use of proceeds from the placing, BYD stated that it intends to use the group to supplement working capital, repay interest-bearing debts, research and development investment, and general corporate purposes. The company will seize industry development opportunities and increase its deployment of new energy vehicle business.
Blue Valley Smart has raised more than 300 million yuan and will build 100 replacement power stations this year
Recently, according to the official WeChat account of “Blue Valley Smart Energy” , Blue Valley Wisdom (Beijing) Energy Technology Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as Blue Valley Wisdom) has completed the A+ round of financing on January 18, 2021. This financing is funded by BAIC New Energy, SK New Energy (SKFS), CATL and Langfang The four companies of Anpeng Fund jointly led the investment and the financing amount exceeded 300 million yuan. Blue Valley Wisdom stated that this round of funds will be used for market expansion, R&D and innovation of new-generation products, and building an open and win-win energy service ecosystem.
Chery new energy pure electric SUV Ant changed its name to Big Ant
Recently, Chery New Energy’s pure electric SUV Ant, released in 2020, officially changed its name to Big Ant. It is reported that this naming is expected to be distinguished from the brand’s Chery Ant. Chery Antelope is built on the LIFE platform. It has a cruising range of up to 510km under NEDC conditions and adopts a rear-wheel drive form.
Volkswagen faces a fine of more than 100 million euros for not meeting the EU’s 2020 carbon emission target
Volkswagen said on Thursday that it did not meet the EU’s 2020 carbon emission target. The goal of passenger fleet carbon dioxide emissions will face a huge fine of more than 100 million euros (about 780 million yuan). Volkswagen said that the average carbon dioxide emissions of the EU fleet in 2020 will be reduced by about 20%to 99.8 g/km, but it is still about 0.5 g/km higher than the target. A spokesperson said that such a result means that the EU fines will reach a”small billion yuan level.” In 2015, Volkswagen admitted to cheating on diesel engine emissions testing, known as the”emission gate” in history. This scandal has caused Volkswagen to face more than 30 billion euros (about 235.4 billion yuan) in regulatory fines and vehicle modification costs (mainly in the United States). ).
Taili TF-1 was awarded the world’s first flying car FAA airworthiness certificate
January 15, US Eastern Time, Geely Technology Group‘s Transition (TF-1), a subsidiary of Geely Technology Group, has obtained the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) airworthiness certificate. This is the first time FAA has issued airworthiness certificates to Hyundai Speed products. The certificate shows that the Transition (TF-1) product has reasonable design, reliable safety performance, and has taken an important step in its commercialization process. The Airworthiness Transition (TF-1), which obtained the airworthiness certificate this time, uses hybrid technology. The fuselage is made of composite materials. The designed maximum take-off weight is about 850 kg, the cruising speed is 167 kilometers per hour, and the cruising altitude can reach 3000 meters. With a range of 670 kilometers, it can carry two people. This certification marks the TF-1 Transition (TF-1) has entered a new stage of development.
Volkswagen China CEO Feng Sihan:SAIC Audi‘s first model will be delivered in early 2022
A few days ago, Volkswagen Group (China) CEO Feng Sihan said in an interview that in 2021, Volkswagen Group plans to launch 25 new models in China, including 13 new energy models. It is estimated that by 2025, the delivery of new energy vehicles under the group’s brands in China will reach 1 million. In addition, Volkswagen’s Audi brand plans to achieve sales of 1 million vehicles in 2023. Recently, the Audi FAW New Energy joint venture officially settled in Changchun, and SAIC Audi’s first model will also be delivered in early 2022.
Xpeng P7 model ushered in OTA small-scale public test NGP automatic navigation assisted driving public test version will be open
On January 21, Xiaopeng Automobile officially Opened a new round of small-scale public testing of OTA upgrade of P7 models. The corresponding version number of Xmart OS is 2.5.0. This OTA upgrade is the most powerful and powerful one in the history of Xiaopeng Motors, and the star of XPILOT 3.0 autopilot assistance system The product-NGP automatic navigation assisted driving (public beta) will also be open to users for the first time. Not only that, this OTA will also bring comprehensively improved active safety functions for P7 Zhizun and Zhixiang version users, and will greatly optimize and upgrade the full-scenario voice and smart music cockpit.
Didi launches a trial run of a taxi-hailing applet for the elderly nationwide, allowing one-click to call a taxi
The news on the morning of January 22, Didi announced today , Didi’s taxi-hailing applet for the elderly was officially launched nationwide on January 22. During the trial operation, it was tentatively named”Didi Care Version”. At the same time, a call-hailing hotline was opened in pilot cities on January 25, and according to users The feedback is gradually extended to more cities. It is reported that the Didi elderly car-hailing applet has 10 common scenarios that can be used to call a taxi with one click. On the basis of the original”caring model”, it has been modified to adapt to aging, and the large-size and simple design is convenient for the elderly to operate and use. Elderly people aged 60 and above can register with the assistance of their children, community workers, and other relatives and friends and perform real-name authentication for the first time. The Didi taxi-hailing applet for the elderly provides 10 common addresses for the elderly, which can be entered in advance for supermarkets, schools, children’s addresses, hospitals and other scenes; when the elderly have travel needs, they only need to open the applet-select common addresses, that is You can call Didi Express to realize”one-click car-hailing”. Didi has also set up a hotline for senior citizens to call taxis to provide a”telephone call” service. Taking into account that some elderly people do not have smart phones or are not accustomed to using mobile phones to call cars, Didi has also set up a phone call group for the elderly to provide phone call services for the elderly.
Wei Lai adjusted its free battery swap policy. If you give up the charging pile, you can enjoy 6 free battery swaps a month
This morning, Wei Lai announced the adjustment The user’s lifelong free power replacement rights. From January 22, 2021, users who pay a deposit to purchase Weilai models can enjoy 4 free power replacement services per month if they choose free charging piles; if they choose to give up charging piles, they can enjoy every Free battery exchange service 6 times a month.
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