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Elon Musk hopes Tesla Roadster 2 won’t kill people

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Elon Musk shared his thoughts on the up-and-coming electric sports car Tesla Roadster 2: production is expected to begin in 2022. In a conversation with Joe Rogan, Musk expressed his hope that the Roadster 2 will fly. And it won’t kill anyone.

“I want him to hover [над землей]I’m thinking about how to make it float without killing people, ”Musk said. And then he added: “Maybe he can hover at a height of one meter above the ground … If you fall suddenly, he will damage the suspension, but you will not die.”

And that’s a pretty interesting idea. Earlier it was said that the Roadster 2 may be able to take off to a low altitude, and now Musk has confirmed his desire to implement such technology in a car. With experienced SpaceX engineers, this is quite possible. In addition, Musk has already taught that if he wants something, he will certainly achieve it. Given that the Roadster 2 has a decent time before mass production, one would think that its production version will actually be able to float above the ground like Marty McFly’s hoverboard from the iconic Back to the Future trilogy.

Also in a conversation with Joe Rogan, Musk explained the shape of the steering wheel of the updated Model S and Model X. By and large, this is not a steering wheel at all, but a steering wheel. Rogan said he likes to keep his hands on the wheel, especially when it comes to highway driving. But the steering wheel for this, of course, is not suitable – it is inconvenient. To this, the head of Tesla objected that the hands on the steering wheel are something akin to anachronism. “The autopilot system is getting better and better. You don’t have to drive most of the time … You can put your hands on your knees … It works well, ”Musk said.

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Vegan leather, Parisian nails and BMW colors. iQOO 11 posing in high quality images

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Vegan leather Parisian nails and BMW colors iQOO 11 posing

The iQOO 11 smartphone will be presented tomorrow, but now we have the opportunity to look at high-quality images in different versions.

Vegan leather, Parisian nails and BMW colors.  iQOO 11 posing in high quality images

The Legend version is made for BMW fans. And in this case, three branded stripes are engraved with the Clous de Paris pattern, also known as “Paris nails”. It is usually found on expensive mechanical watches and consists of small pyramid-like squares.

Vegan leather, Parisian nails and BMW colors.  iQOO 11 posing in high quality images

The base of the body is fiberglass. It is covered in what the manufacturers call vegan leather. The manufacturer also coated the material with some kind of dirt-repellent coating.

Vegan leather, Parisian nails and BMW colors.  iQOO 11 posing in high quality images

The Alpha version is more traditional. Here you can see the usual black color, and the back cover is made of glass. True, there is some engraving on it, which makes the glass rough.

According to early reports, iQOO 11 will feature Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, Samsung E6 144Hz screen, 50MP camera and 120W charger.

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The Chinese are preparing their own fleet to deliver cars around the world

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The Chinese are preparing their own fleet to deliver cars

According to Bloomberg, China’s two largest automakers are keen to establish a stable supply of their cars around the world, for which they decided to buy their own cargo ships.

BYD ordered at least six ships in October, each carrying 7,700 vehicles, for $710 million. The state company SAIC Motor has announced a tender for seven new vessels, each of which can accommodate 8,900 vehicles.

China recently overtook Germany to become the world’s second largest car exporter, shipping nearly 2.6 million vehicles overseas in the first 10 months of 2022, surpassing 2021 volumes. Even the unexpected drop in demand for Chinese goods in October didn’t stop the trend, with car exports up 60% year-over-year to 352,000 units over the period. As a result, the turnover amounted to a record 7.1 billion dollars.

The Chinese are preparing their own fleet to deliver cars around the world

China exported more than 852,000 electric vehicles in the first 10 months of this year, up from almost zero a few years ago. More than a fifth came from Tesla electric vehicles produced at a gigafactory in Shanghai.

The shortage of ships is further stretching the car supply chain. Daily rates for ships that can carry up to 6,500 vehicles have risen to about $100,000 per day as of October, more than ten times the 2020 level and the highest on record (from 2000 to according to Clarksons).

Under such conditions, some ships that are nearly 30 years old are still in service rather than being retired, increasing the risk of accidents.

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Avtotor showed an electric car of its own design. Yantar production may start in 2023

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Avtotor showed an electric car of its own design Yantar

After BMW and Hyundai-Kia ceased cooperation with Avtotor, the company began negotiations with three other partners, one of which is the Chinese BAIC. However, Avtotor is also working on its own projects, one of which is shown in the pictures below.

Avtotor showed an electric car of its own design.  Yantar production may start in 2023

This is a promising compact electric car, which is still called Yantar. The car is designed for a youth audience. The Yantar body panels are planned to be made of polycarbonate and polypropylene, and the weight of the steel body frame will be 106 kg.

Avtotor showed an electric car of its own design.  Yantar production may start in 2023

Avtotor showed an electric car of its own design.  Yantar production may start in 2023

Like Chinese ultra-compact electric vehicles like the Wuling Hongguang Mini EV, Geely Geometry M2 and Chery QQ Ice Cream, Yantar is designed for four, but has only three doors. One of the pictures suggests that the traction battery will be placed in the base, which will provide a low level of gravity, as well as a positive effect on handling and stability.

Avtotor showed an electric car of its own design.  Yantar production may start in 2023

The slides say that the most expensive components of Yantar are the traction battery (it will account for 37% of the cost) and the body (21%). What engine will be used in the car is not reported, but Chinese counterparts use motors with a capacity of 30-40 hp. And they allow a car of this size to accelerate to 100 km / h.

Avtotor showed an electric car of its own design.  Yantar production may start in 2023

Avtotor showed an electric car of its own design.  Yantar production may start in 2023

How much “Yantar” will cost is not reported. Its production at Avtotor may begin as early as next year.

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