General Motors has unveiled a prototype GMC Hummer EV. It is an electric massive pickup that seems to be as big as the legendary Humvee or H2.
The car will receive large 35-inch wheels (optionally can be increased up to 39 inches), shod with Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT tires. It has huge ground clearance and air suspension that can lift the car up to 149mm if circumstances call for it. And there is also a bottom protected by steel sheets:
For full stuffing, you can install 18 cameras, two of which will be built into the underbody of the car, to see everything that happens under the Hummer. Based on this data, the computer draws a 3D picture of everything that is happening there, so that off-road driving is safe and productive.
The car can also move like a crab at low speeds: the front and rear wheels turn at the same angle and the Hummer EV starts to move diagonally. This riding mode is called Crabwalk:
It is worth noting that some of the body panels can be removed by making the pickup convertible:
But the doors will remain in place. But Jeep can do more:
By the way, some of the elements can be stowed in the front trunk:
But the Hummer EV is a real car, as opposed to the outdated Wrangler. This can be seen at least in the cabin with a 13-inch screen, the interface of which is built on the Unreal Engine:
Well, the interior itself is a mixture of both the present and the past of the Hummer brand. For example, I see references to the H2 salon. But what about the front seat passenger? Need a handle on the front to hold it at high speeds!
And there will definitely be high speeds! Electric motors are responsible for this. GM officials have promised four versions. Here are their numbers calculated on paper:
- EV2 – this is the cheapest version will receive two motors with a total capacity of 634 hp. from. with a torque of 10,033 Nm. This version will not receive a fully steerable chassis and air suspension. The range is about 400 km, and the maximum charging voltage is 400 V;
- EV2X – there are the same motors as in the previous version, but there are several differences. First, there is a fully steered chassis and air suspension, and the range will be increased to 480 km. Secondly, the voltage is doubled – 800 V. This allows you to charge the battery about 150 km in just 10 minutes;
- EV3 became a crazier version. The total power of the three motors is some crazy 811 hp. from. and 12 880 Nm of torque. At the same time, the range remains at the level of the previous version: 483 km;
- Edition 1 will go on sale very first. It will happen in the fall of 2021. And then the guys from GMC gave free rein to their madness: 1014 hp. from. at 15 592 Nm of torque and the battery for about 560 km. All this allows the huge heavy pickup to accelerate to 60 mph (97 km / h) in a fabulous three seconds. Three seconds – and this goes a hundred:
I remember driving a Hummer H2 in the passenger seat. And the driver decided to indulge and with an effort pressed the gas pedal. I wanted to hold on to the handle on the front panel and did not want the driver to turn somewhere – the car is just huge! And it should be borne in mind that the passport acceleration of the most powerful version of the H2 was 9.1 seconds. And here it is six seconds faster. GM WHERE IS MY FRONT PANEL KNOB ???
But then the lights glow:
And the wheels are stylish:
Well, in general, the car evokes some primitive feelings, which can be described with just one word: “WANT”. Actually, something similar appears at the sight of the new Ford Bronco:
It’s too early to talk about the off-road performance of the new Hummer: most of the illustrations are renders, and the prototype is just a prototype. It will definitely be fast. It will definitely be hard. And he will definitely come out.
The first version, as I said earlier, is expected in the fall of 2021. They will ask for it in the US $ 112,595 before all taxes and fees. Already, it can be pre-ordered by giving GM a hundred bucks refundable deposit.
A year after this version of the car will be released a three-engine version for $ 99,995. Twin-engine version EV2X will go on sale no earlier than spring 2023, and the most affordable and simple version will be on sale in 2024.
Tesla Semi electric trucks are finally ready to go: Tesla started accepting pre-orders
Tesla has delayed the release of the electric truck due to the coronavirus pandemic and the global chip shortage, but now the manufacturer has announced the start of accepting pre-orders for the Tesla Semi. Those wishing to place a pre-order must transfer $ 20,000, but there is no exact date for the start of shipments yet.
At the time of the announcement of the Tesla Semi in 2017, the automaker said that production versions of the 36-ton electric truck would have a range of about 480 and 800 km at a price of $150,000 and $180,000, respectively. The truck can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 20 seconds, even with a huge load.
In March last year, it became known that Tesla was building a production line for the Tesla Semi in a new building near the Gigafactory Nevada in order to produce five Tesla Semi electric trucks per week by the end of 2021. However, in July last year it became known that the release of the Tesla Semi was postponed to 2022 “due to limited availability of battery cells and problems with the global supply chain.”
The Tesla Semi is expected to offer significant fuel savings over traditional trucks. It is predicted to save up to $100,000 per year in operating costs. If the forecasts are confirmed, then the Tesla Semi could bring revolutionary changes to the transportation industry.
15.6″ bezel-less screen, 326 hp, autopilot and NFC support. Details about the new crossover Chery and Huawei
Chery has released details on the specifications of the Jetour Dasheng crossover, which was co-developed with tech giant Huawei.
Jetour Dasheng in the basic version is equipped with a 1.5-liter engine with 156 hp, which works with either a 6-speed “mechanics” or a “robot” with two clutches. Also in the lineup will be a 1.6-liter engine with 197 hp, which works with a preselective “robot”. D in both cases, the drive is front.
The older all-wheel drive hybrid version with the Kunpeng DHT installation, which consists of a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine and two electric motors, will produce a total of 326 hp. power. The battery capacity is 19.27 kWh. A car can only travel 100 km on electricity, which is a lot for a hybrid. With the combined operation of internal combustion engines and electric motors, fuel consumption is only 1 liter per 100 kilometers.
In the cabin of Jetour Dasheng there is a large horizontally oriented tablet without frames, the diagonal of which is 15.6 inches. The 8-inch digital instrument cluster screen is located in front of the driver. In the basic version, Jetour Dasheng is equipped with an augmented reality projection display.
The touch-sensitive climate control buttons are placed on the doors, and a retractable footrest is provided for the front passenger. Contactless door opening using a smartphone and NFC technology has also been announced. The car will offer adaptive cruise control, and later Huawei will implement Level 3 Autopilot, which allows you to take your hands off the wheel.
The launch of Jetour Dasheng sales in China is scheduled for the second half of 2022.
Tesla did not receive special conditions and abandoned plans to enter the Indian market
Tesla has abandoned its plans to enter the Indian market. This is attributed to the inability of the Indian government to achieve tariff cuts.
This could be a blow to the expected number of jobs that could be created in India with Tesla’s presence. India remains the largest market in the world where Tesla has yet to be officially represented. Strong import tariffs have been a major impediment to Tesla’s entry into the Indian market. However, there were some indications that the company could enter the market in 2022. Previously, an Indian facility was established in Bangalore as a local arm of the brand.
India has an incentive strategy for local EV manufacturers, including high import tariffs on EVs. This policy has made it difficult for foreign electric vehicles from China and the US to enter the market. Tesla planned to build an electric car factory in India, but intended to see how its cars perform in the market first. The Indian government, through its transport minister, has said it wants Tesla to build cars inside India rather than relying on imports from China. In addition, the country has not yet established a service center and Supercharger charging stations.
Some of Tesla’s key employees in India are currently being transferred to work in other countries. The government will not provide Tesla with special conditions for the construction of the plant, so the company will continue to develop in other countries for the time being.
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