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Tesla car buyers have begun to complain online about a strange phenomenon – in the past few days, new Tesla Model 3 and Model Y electric cars delivered to owners have been found without USB connectors. More precisely, the necessary holes in the panels are available, but they are not connected and remain just holes. And this happened without any warning from the automaker.

Most of these vehicles do not have USB Type-C ports on the center console. At least one owner claims that there are no USB ports in the rear seats either. Cars with no USB ports on the center console also had wireless charging inactive.

USB connectors disappeared in Tesla electric vehicles

Complaints about the missing USB connectors began to appear on the network since Thursday, November 11th. Others who have received a brand new Tesla report that the USB ports are fine. However, as enthusiasts from the thematic resource Electrek discovered, the last Tesla with a complete set of USBs were delivered on November 6, and then deliveries of a new batch began – cars without USB.

Some buyers, nevertheless, were warned – they received a notification before the immediate delivery of the car. However, other owners were taken by surprise when they returned home in their car and noticed that the USB ports were missing or the wireless charging was not working.

Where explanations have been given, Tesla refers to a global chip shortage. Also, some owners in the support service were told that they can contact the service center and make an appointment when the necessary components appear. This should tentatively happen in December. However, only verbal promises were given to all owners, and no injured buyer received written guarantees.

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Prices for electric vehicles soared amid rising costs of materials, logistics and rising gasoline prices

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Prices for electric vehicles soared amid rising costs of materials

American companies Tesla, Ford, GM, Rivian and Lucid have markedly increased the cost of electric vehicles over the past few months, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Manufacturers said the price increase was due to increased costs for battery materials. In addition, the demand for electric vehicles began to grow sharply against the backdrop of rising gasoline prices.

Last week, for example, General Motors added $6,250 to GMC Hummer electric pickups, which now range in price from $85,000 to $105,000. General Motors announced a rise in prices for materials and logistics.

Prices for electric vehicles soared amid rising costs of materials, logistics and rising gasoline prices

Earlier, Tesla raised prices for its entire lineup in the US market, and also increased the cost of the Tesla Model Y crossover in China.

At the end of May, the average price of an electric car in the United States increased by 22% and amounted to about $54,000. At the same time, the average cost of a car with an internal combustion engine increased by 14% to $44,400.

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All electric vehicles My Ami Buggy sold out in minutes

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All electric vehicles My Ami Buggy sold out in minutes

The French car brand Citroen has released the My Ami Buggy electric buggy in a limited edition of only 50 units. Sales of all cars ended in 17 minutes and 28 seconds.

The first buyer bought the car 2 minutes and 53 seconds after the start of sales. The car will be delivered to him in the second half of August 2022.

All electric vehicles My Ami Buggy sold out in minutes

The car does not have doors with tubular railings installed together. There is no hard roof either, it is rag. The roof can be rolled up, turning the car into a convertible. My Ami Buggy received a khaki body and golden rims.

According to Motor.ru, the car is equipped with an 8-horsepower electric motor and a battery with a capacity of 5.5 kWh, and a top speed of 42 km/h. The power reserve is 75 km.

All electric vehicles My Ami Buggy sold out in minutes

Previously, Citroen introduced the My Ami Cargo miniature electric cargo vehicle, which is designed for delivery services, individual entrepreneurs, etc. It cost 6500 euros.

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Mid-size youth crossover with dynamic design, 188 hp engine. and the EaglePilot 7.0 driving assistance system for $15,000. Changan Oshan Z6 introduced

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Mid size youth crossover with dynamic design 188 hp engine and

We have already talked about the Changan Shenlan SL03 electric car, which was shown at the auto show in Chongqing, China, and now we are talking about a more affordable model, but in a more popular format – the Changan Oshan Z6 crossover.

Mid-size youth crossover with dynamic design, 188 hp engine.  and the EaglePilot 7.0 driving assistance system for $15,000.  Changan Oshan Z6 introduced

Oshan is Changan’s youth-oriented car brand. As part of the line, there are expensive models, and more affordable ones. Oshan Z6 is one of the latest.

Mid-size youth crossover with dynamic design, 188 hp engine.  and the EaglePilot 7.0 driving assistance system for $15,000.  Changan Oshan Z6 introduced

Petrol version
Mid-size youth crossover with dynamic design, 188 hp engine.  and the EaglePilot 7.0 driving assistance system for $15,000.  Changan Oshan Z6 introduced
Hybrid

The crossover stands out for its exterior with many sharp lines – something similar is in the Lexus. At the same time, the rear of the car is reminiscent of the Jaguar F-Pace with its long narrow lamps. In general, Oshan Z6 has two conceptual versions: the base one with a conventional internal combustion engine, the top one is a rechargeable hybrid. They, of course, differ in power parameters and price, but there are slight differences in the exterior and interior.

Mid-size youth crossover with dynamic design, 188 hp engine.  and the EaglePilot 7.0 driving assistance system for $15,000.  Changan Oshan Z6 introduced

Petrol version
Mid-size youth crossover with dynamic design, 188 hp engine.  and the EaglePilot 7.0 driving assistance system for $15,000.  Changan Oshan Z6 introduced
Hybrid

Car dimensions – 4699 x 1890 x 1660 mm, wheelbase length – 2795 mm. The standard wheels for this car are 225/55 R19, in the top version – 245/50 R20. The front uses MacPherson struts, the rear suspension is multi-link.

The top version of Oshan Z6 has as many as three screens, which is not quite typical for this price category. The main diagonal of 12.3 inches is fixed on the front panel, the instrument panel uses a screen with a diagonal of 10.25 inches. Finally, a third 9.1-inch screen is installed at the top of the center console, it is used mainly for navigation – displaying a map and tips. The top version also has a projection screen and the EaglePilot 7.0 driving assistance system, which includes 12 ultrasonic sensors, 3 mm radars and 5 cameras.

Mid-size youth crossover with dynamic design, 188 hp engine.  and the EaglePilot 7.0 driving assistance system for $15,000.  Changan Oshan Z6 introduced

Petrol version
Mid-size youth crossover with dynamic design, 188 hp engine.  and the EaglePilot 7.0 driving assistance system for $15,000.  Changan Oshan Z6 introduced
Hybrid

Changan Oshan Z6 is equipped with a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine with 188 hp, coupled with a seven-speed “robot” 7DCT (with two clutches). Drive – only front. In the future, the manufacturer promises to bring to market a “charged” version of the crossover – with a 233 hp engine.

The base version of the Changan Oshan Z6 costs $14,930. It is equipped with a rear-view camera, LED headlights, cruise control, and “only” two screens (there is no smallest one – the one located at the top of the center console). The top version for $19,420 has adaptive cruise control, a 360-degree surround view system, 6 speakers, atmospheric lighting with 64 LEDs, etc.

Mid-size youth crossover with dynamic design, 188 hp engine.  and the EaglePilot 7.0 driving assistance system for $15,000.  Changan Oshan Z6 introduced

The hybrid version of the car is called the Z6 iDD. There is also a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine, but it already produces 166 hp. On the front axle is a 150 hp electric motor. Also in the power plant is a CATL traction battery with a capacity of 28.4 kWh and a 6-speed transmission with three clutches. This suggests that there are three modes of operation: ICE only, hybrid and purely electric mode. The power reserve in the latter case is 150 km (according to measurements by the NEDC method). The cost of a hybrid is from 23,290 to 26,280 dollars.

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