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Energy Weekly| Controversy of New XPENG G3/SONG Pro models launched

From:网通社 2019-07-15 18:15:50

Here is Energy Weekly report. We are committed to bring together all the topics and new launching vehicles in the new energy area. Last week, the new XPENG G3 was launched and the electric version of MINI was unveiled. Let’s have a total look at it.

New XPENG G3 launched, causing controversy

On July 10th, the new XPENGG3 was officially launched, and a total of six models with two kinds of cruising range were introduced. The price range is 143.8-196.8k yuan (with subsidy). Compared with the old models, the new models have improved in terms of cruising range, chassis adjustment and braking system, especially in terms of cruising range.

However, the launch of the new model has caused dissatisfaction among many old users. On July 12, He Xiaopeng, the founder of XPENG Auto, apologized and said that they would provide an additional subsidy of 10,000 yuan for the old users to purchase XPENG cars in the next 3 years.

Svolt Energy launched the first cobalt-free battery.

IIA has learned from the official that Svolt Energy has launched three batteries:  high-speed laminated battery, cobalt-free battery and four-cell battery. At the same time, the brand will spend 2 billion euros to build a factory in Europe, and by 2025 will achieve about 120GWh of battery capacity worldwide.

Svolt Energy, formerly known as Great Wall Motor Power Battery Division, has been conducting pre-research work for batteries since 2012. It is specialized in automotive power battery materials, batteries, modules, PACK, BMS, energy storage, solar energy. New energy technology company that develops and manufactures.

Based on the globalization of the layout, at the launch, Svolt Energy also announced plans to set up a plant in Europe, which will take 2 billion euros to build a 24GWH large power battery factory, a supporting cathode material factory and a battery technology center in Europe.

NIO Auto delivered 3,553 units in the second quarter

On July 12, NIO Auto announced the delivery of data for the second quarter of 2019: In the second quarter of this year, NIO delivered a total of 3,553 vehicles, of which 1,340 units were delivered in June. So far, NIO has delivered 18,890 units of ES8 and ES6.

Editor: The NIO ES6 was delivered on June 18th and completed the delivery of 413 cars in 12 days. But speeding up delivery is especially important for NIO. In May of this year, Li Bin, founder of NIO Auto, said that NIO has received more than 12,000 ES6 orders.

New Models

MINI Cooper SE released, 270 km of cruising range

On July 9, the MINI Cooper SE was officially unveiled. In terms of power, the new car will use the same motor as that of BMW i3, with a maximum power of 135 kW, a peak torque of 270 Nm, and a 0-100 km/ acceleration time of 7.3s. In terms of batteries, the new car will be equipped with a battery pack with a capacity of 32.6kWh, and the WLTP cruising range will be 235-270km.

Editor: The positioning of the MINI has always been a sophisticated small car. From the current situation, the MINI Cooper SE still maintains the high standard of the MINI brand in terms of products, but its 270-kilometer cruising range is still not enough in the Chinese new energy market. However, this is also not a big deal.

BYD Song Pro launched: 89.8k-219.8k RMB

On July 11, BYD Song Pro officially went on sale, the new car launched 4 fuel models, 4 plug-in hybrid models and 4 pure electric vehicles.

The appearance of Song Pro uses the Dragon Face 2.0 design language, and the interior is also equipped with a rotating central control screen. In terms of power, the Song Pro fuel version will be equipped with a 1.5T engine, the Song Pro DM will be equipped with a plug-in hybrid system consisting of 1.5T+ motor, and the Song Pro EV will be equipped with a permanent magnet synchronous motor.