Apple chief executive Tony Blevins, the company’s vice president of purchasing, is leaving the firm after a rude comment left on the social media platform TikTok.
Daniel Mack, who creates content for TikTok and Instagram, asked Blevins what he does for a living. Mac is a popular tiktoker asking this question to people who drive expensive cars. Blevins was driving a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren valued at $500,000.
Tony Blevins’ answer ended up being the reason for his dismissal: “I have expensive cars, I play golf and caress women with large breasts. But I take weekends and holidays.” The video was recorded at the California Auto Show on August 18 and posted to social media in early September. The 25-second clip got 40,000 likes on Instagram and about 142,000 likes on TikTok. It has been viewed over 1.4 million times.
After Apple became aware of the incident, the company launched an internal investigation, during which Blevins was removed from managing his team of hundreds of Apple employees. An Apple spokesperson told Bloomberg that Blevins is leaving Apple. He issued a statement in which he apologized for his comment: “I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely apologize to everyone who was offended by my misguided attempt at humor.”
He was forced to leave Apple after working for the company for 22 years. Blevins was one of 30 top Apple executives who report directly to CEO Tim Cook. His job was to negotiate with suppliers to keep their prices low. He has also worked with contract manufacturers such as Foxconn, Pegatron, and other third-party firms that make Apple products.
Power reserve up to 400 km, power 95 hp and price from $12,500. Chery introduced an inexpensive electric car QQ Wujie Pro
Chery has a budget electric car with the parameters of an inexpensive gasoline passenger car. For Chery QQ Wujie Pro in China, they will ask from $ 12,500, while the characteristics are quite decent. So, even in the basic version, the promised power reserve is 301 km, and in the top version it is already 408 km.
With a length of 3.4 m, one could be generous with five doors, but alas, there are only three of them in QQ Wujie Pro. The wheelbase is 2160 mm, the wheels are quite adult – 16-inch. Door handles are made in a modern manner – they are hidden in the doors themselves.
In the interior – a minimum of physical buttons and a screen with a diagonal of 12.9 inches on the front panel. The instrument panel also has a 7-inch display. The car can be equipped with a panoramic roof and artificial leather seats.
The basic version of QQ Wujie Pro has a 75 hp engine. and a traction battery with a capacity of 28.86 kWh, in the top one – a 95 hp engine. and a traction battery with a capacity of 40.3 kWh. From the fast charging terminal, you can replenish the capacity by 50% (from 30% to 80%) in 30 minutes.
If you want faster, pay: Mercedes will introduce a subscription for $ 100 per month to accelerate electric cars a second faster
Mercedes-Benz announced that it will introduce an additional charge for the rapid acceleration of electric vehicles Mercedes-EQ EQE and Mercedes-EQ EQS. It is reported that the function “Fast acceleration” is implemented by increasing the engine power by 20-25 in a purely software way.
The subscription cost will be $1200 per year or $100 per month, so far such an original service is available only in the USA. At the same time, it is possible that in the future Mercedes will have other options, as well as expand the lineup with similar proposals. After payment, the machine will be remotely updated with the firmware, which unlocks additional power.
In technical terms, the Mercedes-Benz EQE 350 will have an increase in power from 292 to 354 hp. s., which will reduce the acceleration time by a second – up to 5.1-5.2 s when accelerating to 100 km / h. On more expensive versions of the Mercedes EQS 350, power will increase from 354 to 449 hp. s., which will allow the car to accelerate to “hundreds” in 4.7-4.9 s instead of 5.3-5.8 s.
This is not the first such project. Previously, BMW offered paid heated seats in the autumn-winter period. And Tesla made a similar option for the steering wheel.
Xiaomi plans to produce more than 10 million cars a year: “The only way for us to succeed is to enter the top five”
CEO Lei Jun has high hopes for the automotive business. He previously stated that this is his last big project, and recently said that Xiaomi plans to ship more than 10 million machines annually.
When the electric vehicle industry matures, the world’s top five brands will have over 80% market share; the only way for us to succeed is to be in the top five and deliver more than 10 million vehicles a year.
At present, the Xiaomi car research and development team has more than 1,800 people.
A couple of days ago, Xiaomi published its third quarter financial report, which showed revenue of about $10 billion, down 9.7% from last year, and a net loss of $200 million, while the company made a profit of 110 a year earlier. million dollars.
The company said investments in innovative businesses such as smart electric vehicles totaled $115 million, up 35.68% from the second quarter. In the first three quarters of this, Xiaomi has invested $260 million in car production.
Regarding investor concerns, Wang Xiang, president of Xiaomi Group, stressed that the company is on track and preparing to start mass production in 2024. He also said that the scale of Xiaomi’s investment in the automotive industry will not have a serious impact on the entire company.
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