General Motors (GM) has outlined a comprehensive plan of action to address the Chevy Bolt EV problem that has caused it to cease production and recall more than 73,000 vehicles.
LG’s battery factories in Holland and Hazel Park, Michigan have resumed production. Moreover, LG is expanding production to increase the supply of GM cells. New battery modules will begin shipping to dealers in mid-October.
The reason for the fires, which GM reads 10, is called a rare combination of two manufacturing defects in one cell.
LG is said to have implemented new manufacturing processes and, with GM, has revised and improved its quality control programs. These processes are planned to be implemented in all enterprises that will supply GM cells.
In the meantime, GM will inform owners of Chevy Bolt EVs and EUVs that are most likely to be defective about the availability of modules for replacement. New batteries will be covered by an extended warranty of 8 years or 160,000 km (whichever comes first).
In about 60 days, GM will begin releasing new advanced diagnostic software. It will be designed to detect certain deviations that could indicate battery damage in Bolt and EUV electric vehicles by monitoring its performance. The software will notify users of any detected anomalies and allow prioritizing replacement of damaged battery modules. GM hopes that over time, the diagnostic software will allow it to return to 100% charging (currently the maximum charge level is limited to reduce the risk of fire). The installation of the new software, which will be provided to all Bolt EV and EUV owners, is the responsibility of the dealers.
For now, GM recommends setting the charge limit to 90%. You can do this by your dealer or by following the instructions at chevy.com/boltevrecall. It is recommended to charge the car more often and, if possible, avoid discharging below the level corresponding to approximately 110 km. It is recommended to park the car outside the garage immediately after charging, and do not leave the car charging indoors overnight.
Tesla Model 3 becomes the first-ever electric car to lead the new car market in Europe
The Tesla Model 3 was the first ever electric vehicle to lead new car sales in Europe, overtaking popular ICE models such as the Renault Clio and Volkswagen Golf.
Sales figures provided by research firm Jato Dynamics and published by Bloomberg show that Tesla is well ahead of its competitors, selling 24,591 Model 3 vehicles in September. The second place is occupied by Renault Clio with the result of 18,264 vehicles. It is also the first time that a car produced outside of Europe has become a bestseller in monthly sales.
Sales data suggest that the automotive market is slowly but surely shifting from combustion engines to electric vehicles. This is facilitated in no small part by various government subsidies to lower prices for electric vehicles, hybrid cars and vans. Sales of electric and hybrid vehicles accounted for 23% of total new sales in September, nearly double the year earlier for the same period, according to Bloomberg data.
A global chip shortage has resulted in new car sales generally declining, with the EU market falling 25% year on year and total sales in September 2021 to 964,800 vehicles. Not wanting to wait over a year for a new car, many consumers have turned to the used car market.
September was a successful month for Tesla, with sales accounting for 74% of Tesla’s total Q3 sales. The combined success of the Model 3 and Model Y allowed the company to secure a leading market share in electric vehicle sales of 24%, beating rivals Volkswagen at 22% and Stellantis at 13%.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has become the richest man in human history, with a fortune approaching $ 300 million.
The multimedia system of the Lexus NX car uses the single-chip systems Renesas R-Car H3 and R-Car M3
Renesas Electronics has announced that its R-Car H3 and R-Car M3 SoCs have been selected by Toyota Motor for the next generation of car multimedia systems. Toyota’s next-generation multimedia system will debut for the first time in the Lexus NX, scheduled for release in November 2021. It is planned that these systems will be installed in other cars of Lexus and Toyota brands.
Toyota’s next-generation infotainment system includes a high-definition widescreen widescreen touchscreen display up to 14 inches. The display area can be flexibly divided into sections and zoomed in and out, taking advantage of a combination of advanced functionality and convenience. The system has voice recognition features such as quick start in response to voice commands, car sound system, and over-the-air (OTA) software updates.
Renesas’ R-Car single-chip systems provide the ability to import map information, images and video from user devices, including smartphones, and output to a large display. They are also responsible for functions such as touchscreen display control, voice recognition via microphone input, and audio output to multiple speakers. In addition, the built-in security features of the SoC R-Car are entrusted with secure OTA software updates.
Since the functions of the multimedia system differ depending on the car model, Toyota uses the R-Car H3 in systems for the more expensive models with the maximum equipment, and the SoC R-Car M3 can be found in other car models.
Introduced 7-seater crossover Hyundai Creta Grand 2022 with a rich package for $ 22,000
Hyundai has unveiled the new Creta Grand 2022, a large family crossover with a rich configuration, which will soon go on sale in Mexico at a price of $ 22,000.
An extended version of Hyundai’s popular Creta compact crossover will be offered in 6- and 7-seater versions. The length of the car has increased by 200 mm, but at the same time it remains in the compact crossover category, as its length is 4500 mm. The width and height are 1790 and 1675 mm, respectively, and the wheelbase is 2760 mm.
Hyundai Creta Grand 2022 immediately stands out with a modified radiator grille and a new tailgate. The third row of seats is designed for children, with the third row installed, the luggage compartment volume is 180 liters. When the third row is folded, the luggage compartment volume grows to 561 liters, and if all the seats are folded down, then you get 1650 liters of space for transporting oversized cargo.
The 2022 Hyundai Creta Grand is richer than the 2021 Hyundai Creta, with a basic climate control system, a 10.25-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 18-inch wheels, a rearview camera and wireless charging. for smartphones. The top version received all-round cameras, leather interior, panoramic roof and a virtual instrument panel.
The car received a 2.0-liter gasoline engine with 157 hp. and a 6-speed automatic transmission. Outside Mexico, a 1.6-liter diesel version with 115 hp is expected to be produced. The drive can only be front.
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