models until its entire fleet of vehicles is zero-emission by 2040. In parallel with other changes, the company expects to become generally carbon neutral in the same year.
According to FedEx’s plan, the phasing out of existing delivery trucks for parcels in favor of electric vehicles should lead to the fact that by 2025 the share of electric vehicles in the total volume of purchased vehicles will reach 50%, and by 2030 – 100%. Fossil fuel vehicles will be taken out of service within 10 years thereafter.
To begin with, the logistics giant intends to allocate $ 2 billion for the described initiative. Some of these funds will go to the purchase of electric vehicles, and some to alternative fuels to reduce emissions from aircraft and other vehicles. Since it will not be possible to completely eliminate fossil fuels, the company pledged $ 100 million to Yale University to open a research center that will tackle the problem of natural carbon sequestration. The center’s website says it will “focus on developing collaborative and innovative solutions to remove carbon dioxide from our atmosphere and mitigate the effects of greenhouse gas emissions.”
FedEx plans to work with customers to offer zero-carbon shipping and sustainable packaging. In addition, investments are planned to improve the energy efficiency of FedEx businesses around the world and enable them to operate on renewable energy sources.
578 hp, 680 km range, HarmonyOS, 34 sensors, 14 speakers and 3 screens. Avatr 11 electric car introduced
This week, the new smart car Avatr 11 was introduced, which is a joint effort of Changan New Energy, CATL and Huawei.
The Avatr 11 received a 578 hp powerplant, 680 km of CLTC cycle and a starting price of $51,800 in China. The first deliveries will begin in December this year.
This is an all-electric mid-size crossover coupe built on the EP1 platform. The exact dimensions are 4880 x 1970 x 1601 mm with a wheelbase of 2975 mm. It is close in size to Voyah Free and NIO EC6. Avatr 11 has a 4- and 5-seat layout.
The car received two electric motors with a capacity of 265 and 313 hp. with a total torque of 650 Nm. Acceleration Avatr 11 from zero to 100 km / h takes 3.98 seconds. As for the maximum speed, it is limited to 200 km/h.
The battery of the basic version has a capacity of 90.38 kWh and is designed for 555 km. As for the top configuration, it has a 116.79 kWh battery, which is enough for 680 km. Avatr 11 also supports 240kW charging. As a result, it can be charged for 200 km in 10 minutes.
The Avatr 11 is equipped with the AVATRANS intelligent driving system. It includes 34 different sensors, including 3 laser rangefinders. The computing power of this system reaches 400 TOPS. Avatr says the intelligent driving system supports lane change assist, pedestrian detection, traffic light recognition. Some features require a subscription.
The main display has a diameter of 15.6 inches, the multimedia system runs on Huawei’s HarmonyOS operating system. As for the instrument panel and passenger screen, they have a diagonal of 10.25 inches. The central tunnel has a huge area for wireless charging of two phones and hidden cup holders. The sound system consists of 14 speakers and a 12-channel amplifier.
The older version of the car is priced at $88,865.
Jidu robots will be a generation ahead of Tesla
Baidu’s electric vehicle maker Jidu Auto said it will be one generation ahead of Tesla in terms of autonomous driving technology.
“Our understanding of smart vehicles is that being electric is the semi-final and being smart is the final,” Baidu chief executive Robin Li said yesterday.
Jidu plans to deliver 800,000 of its smart cars (called “robots”) by 2028, as well as launch its second model into mass production in 2024. In June, Jidu unveiled its first Robo-01 concept car, which has no door handles and can be fully controlled by voice control, with the model planned for mass production in 2023.
In addition to equipping the car with Baidu-based autonomous driving software technology, the Jidu “robots” will have two laser rangefinders (lidars) and 12 cameras. At the same time, Tesla does not use lidars.
Tech companies around the world are competing to develop smart cars following Tesla’s success in commercializing electric vehicles. We should see Xiaomi smart car next year.
Step aside, Geely! Electric car manufacturer Nio will also make smartphones
Nio, which is known in China for its electric vehicles, intends to develop a new market. They plan to develop and produce smartphones there.
On August 4, the manufacturer registered a division of Nio Mobile Technologies Co Ltd with a starting capital of $100 million. The division is headquartered in Shanghai and co-founders include Nio President Qin Lihong. According to media reports, the company is preparing the first smartphone in 2023, while it will be cheaper than the iPhone. Smartphones are expected to be released once a year.
In addition to smartphones, the new company will sell mobile devices, wearable electronics, hardware solutions for artificial intelligence and communication devices. There will also be software development.
By the way, earlier the Chinese car manufacturer Geely acquired Meizu to also enter the mobile electronics market.
GTA VI will set a new bar for quality for the entire entertainment industry
Take-Two management said that developers from Rockstar Games are working on a new part of Grand Theft Auto. Development is...
“Keep military and K9 dogs out of danger” – US Space Force began using robotic dogs at Cape Canaveral
The military’s youngest branch, the US Space Force, is starting to use robotic dogs to automate “damage assessment and patrols”...
Official: Motorola Razr 2022 will be the first smartphone with a flexible 144Hz screen
Motorola has published a fresh teaser on the Chinese social network Weibo, according to which the Razr 2022 foldable smartphone...
US regulator approves deliveries of Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft for the first time since May 2021
Reuters, citing its sources, writes that the US Federal Aviation Administration has approved the delivery of the first Boeing 787...
Gaming6 days ago
STALKER 2 pre-order has been removed from the Xbox Store. A day later, the authors explained the reason
Phones6 days ago
In times of crisis, Europeans choose Samsung and Apple. Statistics showed the situation in the smartphone market in Europe
Components7 days ago
3.1K screen, tiny bezel, Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD, slim design and six speakers. Flagship laptop Huawei Matebook X Pro 2022 went on sale in China
Wearables6 days ago
Large 1.91″ AMOLED screen, eSIM, NFC, heart rate and SpO2 sensors, ECG logging and up to 15 days of battery life. Oppo Watch 3 features revealed