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General Motors is offering Bolt EV owners $6,000 each if they don’t sue if car catches fire

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Electric cars sometimes catch fire, and this is definitely not to the liking of both owners and manufacturers. General Motors has come up with a way to reduce the hype around such cases.

General Motors is offering Bolt EV owners $6,000 each if they don't sue if car catches fire

Previously, the company had a big problem with the Bolt model, which eventually had to be solved by replacing batteries in all cars. The company also offered customers a $6,000 discount. Now GM is offering the same amount to those who have already bought a car, but with a very curious condition.

The contract states that the owner waives any possible claims due to a malfunction of the machine, including in the event of a fire. That is, apparently, even if the car catches fire and this, for example, leads to a fire in the house, the owner will not have the right to sue for damages. A funny nuance is that in that same agreement, GM calls it all a goodwill reimbursement program.

By agreeing to this Permission, I—both on my own behalf and on behalf of my heirs, agents, servants, beneficiaries, legal representatives, assigns, wards, executors, successors, and administrators—permanently waive and release from all claims, damages, regardless from any legal or equitable theory I may have now or in the future arising out of or in any way related to my Bolt vehicles, battery or battery defect, including any claims or rights I may have in connection with a class action, including any right to participate as a member of a group

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Jidu robots will be a generation ahead of Tesla

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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.

Jidu robots will be a generation ahead of Tesla

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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.

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Step aside, Geely! Electric car manufacturer Nio will also make smartphones

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Step aside Geely Electric car manufacturer Nio will also make

Nio, which is known in China for its electric vehicles, intends to develop a new market. They plan to develop and produce smartphones there.

Step aside, Geely!  Electric car manufacturer Nio will also make smartphones

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.

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Toyota Corolla, move over. The Tesla Model Y will be the best-selling car in the world and the first electric car in history to do so.

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Toyota Corolla move over The Tesla Model Y will be

The Tesla Model Y electric crossover is the best-selling electric vehicle in the world, but it could soon be the best-selling passenger car in all categories.

As early as 2023, it could overtake the Toyota Corolla and become the first electric vehicle in history to top the list of the world’s best-selling passenger cars.

This is reported by Electrek with reference to the head of Tesla, Elon Musk, who announced at the annual meeting of Tesla shareholders that the Tesla Model Y is on its way to becoming the best-selling car in the world. He noted that the electric crossover will become the best-selling car in the world by revenue this year. The company also expects it to become the best-selling car next year once Tesla ramps up production at Gigafactory Texas and Gigafactory Berlin.

Toyota Corolla, move over.  The Tesla Model Y will be the best-selling car in the world and the first electric car in history to do so.

Currently, the best-selling car in the world is the Toyota Corolla, with annual sales of about 1,150,000 vehicles.

It is worth recalling that Chinese BYD competes with Tesla, which completely abandoned the production of cars with internal combustion engines and sold more than 641 thousand electric vehicles in the first half of 2022.

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