Yesterday it became known about a record quarter for Tesla: in three months the company has sold over 240,000 electric vehicles. However, not only Tesla is feeling confident in the market – China’s BYD reported a 257.62% year-on-year increase in sales of new energy vehicles in September.
BYD Han EV is one of the most famous electric vehicles of the company
In a month, the company sold 71,100 “new energy” vehicles, as both clean electric vehicles and hybrids are called in China. In September, BYD sold 36,238 electric vehicles and 33,800 plug-in hybrids. Also in September, the company sold 1,077 new energy commercial vehicles. Interestingly, sales of traditional cars (with internal combustion engines) were only 7672.
14 electric motors and a cruising range of 160 km. NASA’s X-57 Maxwell electric aircraft prepares for its maiden flight
In the summer of 2016, NASA announced plans to create an electric X-57 Maxwell aircraft. Then it was only a concept, but two years ago we already saw a partially finished aircraft.
And now he is preparing for his first flight. The X-57 Maxwell is based on the light Italian Tecnam P2006T aircraft, which allowed NASA to significantly reduce the time it takes to create its project.
The first flight of the X-57 is scheduled for next spring. At the same time, in the existing photographs, the aircraft is equipped with only two engines, although the concept involves the additional installation of 12 more smaller ones, the blades of which fold when not in use. They will be installed later.
According to NASA forecasts, the aircraft will eventually be able to reach a cruising speed of 277 km / h. The power reserve is expressed in the ability to fly about 160 km, or about 40 minutes. To achieve such indicators, the aircraft will need a battery weighing about 363 kg.
Tesla’s bitcoins have brought a “loss” to the company? The company’s digital asset depreciated by $ 51 million, but this is at the end of the third quarter
Tesla has published a report on the results of the third fiscal quarter of this year. And it mentions the company’s loss from investments in bitcoin in the amount of $ 51 million. More precisely, we are talking about the depreciation of the asset by the specified amount, since in the third quarter, according to the report, the company did not sell or buy cryptocurrency.
Tesla’s third quarter ended on September 30. On that day, Bitcoin was worth a maximum of about $ 44,000. At the same time, since that moment, the price of the asset has grown by one and a half times, so now the company is clearly in the black. However, according to US law, although the company is obliged to stipulate the depreciation of digital assets in its financial statements, it is not required to indicate their growth. According to some estimates, Tesla now owns more than 43,000 bitcoins, which at its current exchange rate equals more than $ 2.8 billion. In terms of the financial statement as a whole, the company generated $ 13.76 billion. Net income amounted to $ 1.62 billion, which is almost five times more than a year earlier. The automotive business earned the company $ 12.06 billion, and the company raised another $ 806 million from its energy business, which combines energy storage and rooftop solar panels. …
Officially: the new Nissan Leaf will be a crossover
Nissan’s new Leaf electric car will be a compact SUV. Rumors about this have been circulating on the web for a long time, but now the information has been officially confirmed by the head of the European division of Nissan, Guillaume Cartier. Back in July, plans were announced to build a new crossover in Sunderland as part of a massive £ 1 billion investment in the plant. The Nissan Leaf electric crossover will go into production in 2025 at a plant in the UK. At the initial stage, it is planned to produce 100 thousand cars annually.
The new Nissan Leaf crossover will be based on the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance CMF-EV platform. By 2025, Nissan’s main lineup will include five models, all of which will be electrified crossovers: Juke, Qashqai, Ariya, X-Trail and Leaf. The emphasis on electrification means Nissan will not invest in combustion engine technology to meet EU7 emission requirements due to be introduced in Europe in the middle of the decade. There are no technical details about the future of the Nissan Leaf yet. …
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