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Official: Xiaomi begins development of electric vehicles and will compete with Tesla and Xiaopeng

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Yesterday Xiaomi presented the outstanding Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra camera phones, today the innovative Mi Mix 4 with a flexible screen is expected to premiere, but all this news cannot be compared with the official confirmation of the company’s new business – electromobility. Thus, Xiaomi gets into competition in the home market with Tesla and Xiaopeng.

The company’s board of directors has already officially approved the creation of a business for the production of intelligent electric vehicles – that’s what it is called. The company plans to create a subsidiary company that will develop and produce electric vehicles and will report directly to Xiaomi. The name of the electric vehicle brand has not yet been disclosed, but the company announced that it is going to invest $ 100 million in the project over the next 10 years. Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun will act as CEO of the smart electric vehicle business.

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The next line of the press release is best cited in its entirety:

Xiaomi hopes that high-quality smart electric vehicles will enable users around the world to enjoy an ubiquitous smart life.

Several conclusions can be drawn from this. First, the company is working on several electric vehicles. Perhaps a whole line. Second: cars will still be sold not only in China, but also in other countries. But at the first stage, they will naturally be offered on the home market. For example, Tesla considers the Chinese market to be the most important for itself: it has great potential and large capacity. Obviously, Xiaomi also understands how promising the home market is in comparison with others, and therefore they will start their electromobile expansion with it.

According to rumors, Xiaomi cars will repeat the fate of the company’s smartphones: that is, they will be technologically advanced and functionally rich, but at the same time inexpensive. In China, they will compete with the low-cost Tesla, which currently carries the preliminary designation Tesla 2. This car is ready, production will start in the summer.

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Traction batteries from China’s BYD have been approved for use in the Tesla Model Y for the European market. The first batch of batteries has already been delivered to the company’s Berlin factory

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Traction batteries from Chinas BYD have been approved for use

According to the source, the Dutch regulator RDW on July 1 of this year issued a permit for the use of traction batteries in the Tesla Model Y electric car. Moreover, the first batch of such batteries has already been delivered to the Gigafactory Berlin for car assembly.

Traction batteries from China's BYD have been approved for use in the Tesla Model Y for the European market.  The first batch of batteries has already been delivered to the company's Berlin factory

Tesla Model Y with BYD solid-state traction batteries is coded Type 005 and internal code Y7CR. The battery capacity is 55 kWh, the weight of the Model Y with such a battery is 2087 km, the cruising range is 440 km.

Traction batteries from China's BYD have been approved for use in the Tesla Model Y for the European market.  The first batch of batteries has already been delivered to the company's Berlin factory

At the moment, Tesla traction batteries are supplied by LG Energy Solution, Panasonic and China’s CATL. Last year, Tesla became the largest buyer of CATL batteries, shipping $1.9 billion worth of products to the American company. Now, the second Chinese company has entered the Tesla traction battery supplier pool. Moreover, in the domestic Chinese market, Tesla and BYD are direct competitors, since both produce electric vehicles.

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An alternative to electric scooters: Airtrick shoe rollers accelerate to 28 km/h

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An alternative to electric scooters Airtrick shoe rollers accelerate to

The Hong Kong company Airtrick came up with an interesting initiative. It offers removable E-Skates that can be used instead of electric scooters.

An alternative to electric scooters: Airtrick shoe rollers accelerate to 28 km/h

Rollers weighing 1.5 kg each are suitable for shoe sizes from 36 to 46. According to the manufacturer, such rollers can be easily put on, taken off and put into a bag.

An alternative to electric scooters: Airtrick shoe rollers accelerate to 28 km/h

The rollers are equipped with 150-watt electric motors, capable of accelerating to 27 km / h and providing a power reserve of 15 km. They are protected from moisture (IPX3).

The price starts at $ 399, the versions are rich in equipment, some have a helmet. So far, the videos are being produced in China and recently entered the Indiegogo co-financing platform.

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Revealed jet-powered Zapata JetRacer flying car that flies on kerosene

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Revealed jet powered Zapata JetRacer flying car that flies on kerosene

The JetRacer flying car was unveiled this month by former jet ski world champion Frankie Zapata. The Frenchman’s eponymous company has produced a number of other microjet-powered aircraft that operate above water or above ground, including the recently introduced JetRacer.

JetRacer Zapata differs from other aircraft in its unusual shape. Also, unlike other electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicles, the JetRacer has no visible propellers and runs on kerosene instead of batteries.

Revealed jet-powered Zapata JetRacer flying car that flies on kerosene

It flies using 10 microjet engines, climbing up to 3,000 meters and reaching a top speed of 250 km/h. JetRacer can move at speeds up to 250 km/h.

“JetRacer is built on a lightweight and modular chassis, which allows it to meet a variety of needs, both civilian and military, as well as be remotely controlled,” Zapata’s official website says. “All critical systems are designed to provide an extremely high level of safety: propulsion, control, power supply, etc.”

The JetRacer is designed to keep flying even if two out of ten engines fail. Zapata is working on two additional JetRacer prototypes, with plans to sell the machine to individuals, businesses, security agencies and the military.

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