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VW plans to reduce the cost of batteries by 30-50% and build six factories in Europe with a total capacity of 240 GWh per year

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Volkswagen held an event reminiscent of Tesla Battery Day. During the presentation, the automaker talked about its plan to reduce the cost of batteries and provide itself with the necessary volumes of this key component of electric vehicles. The source quotes Thomas Schmall, member of Volkswagen’s technology board of directors:

We strive to reduce the cost and complexity of the battery while increasing mileage and power. This will finally make electric mobility affordable and dominant in road transport. In addition to the planned in-house production, significant economic benefits are expected primarily from the use of the new unified cell. It is planned to be released in 2023, and in 2030 it will be used in 80% of electric vehicles of all VW Group brands. Further savings will be achieved through cell optimization, innovative production methods, and recycling. Thus, Volkswagen aims to gradually reduce the cost of batteries in the entry-level segment by up to 50%, and in the mass-market segment by up to 30%. We will use economies of scale for the benefit of our customers when it comes to batteries. On average, we will reduce the cost of battery systems to below € 100 per kWh.

Specifically, six new battery gigafactories are planned to be built in Europe alone by the end of the decade. Their performance will allow the annual production of batteries with a total capacity of 240 GWh.

Along with a plan to ensure uninterrupted supply of batteries, Volkswagen also announced new partnerships to accelerate the deployment of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. Agreements were signed with BP (UK), Iberdrola (Spain) and Enel (Italy). By 2025, the German automaker intends to open 18,000 public fast charging points in Europe.

In China, the VW Group plans to create 17,000 fast charging points by 2025, using a joint venture with CAMS.

In North America, the VW Group is working with Electrify America and Electrify Canada, which plan to have around 3,500 fast charging points by the end of the year.

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AMOLED LTPO display, eSIM, NFC, heart rate and SpO2 sensors, ECG. Oppo Watch 3 Pro is now available for pre-order

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AMOLED LTPO display eSIM NFC heart rate and SpO2 sensors

Oppo is preparing to introduce several new devices at once this week, while the manufacturer has already announced the start of accepting pre-orders for the Oppo Watch 3 in its Chinese online store.

In addition, the specifications of the device were confirmed on the order page. The Oppo Watch 3 Pro will feature a 1.91-inch curved AMOLED LTPO display with Always-on Display (AoD). At the same time, the characteristics of the screen of the regular Oppo Watch 3 model have not yet been disclosed.

AMOLED LTPO display, eSIM, NFC, heart rate and SpO2 sensors, ECG.  Oppo Watch 3 Pro is now available for pre-order

Both models will be based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 single-chip system and will receive the Oppo Apollo 4 Plus coprocessor. They will support heart rate, SpO2, ECG, eSIM, NFC and offer water resistance (5ATM). The watch will run Oppo ColorOS Watch. The Oppo Watch 3 series will be available in black and silver.

The presentation will take place on August 10th.

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Not all F-35 fighters show the detected defect. All Israeli aircraft have been tested

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Not all F 35 fighters show the detected defect All Israeli

All IDF F-35I Adir multirole combat aircraft have been inspected and returned to missions. Flights were suspended after the emergence of information about a possible malfunction of the pilot’s ejection seat.

Concerns about malfunctioning ejection seats arose within the US military. The American side informed all F-35 operators abroad about these concerns, including the Israel Defense Forces Air Force.

Lockheed Martin, which is engaged in production, has published detailed instructions for conducting a technical check. It was recommended to pay special attention to the squib, after which the seat is pushed out of the cab. All Israeli planes were tested, no faults were found.

Not all F-35 fighters show the detected defect.  All Israeli aircraft have been tested

The Lockheed Martin press service said that the manufacturer is in constant contact with F-35 operators in the US and abroad, in an effort to ensure a high level of safety in the operation of aircraft of this type, and assists in technical inspections.

Earlier it was reported that two of the six F-35 aircraft delivered to the Danish Air Force by the American company Lockheed Martin had malfunctions in the catapult mechanism.

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Cleans, cools and warms up. Xiaomi Mijia Desktop Drinking Machine Happy Edition is offered for 220 dllar

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Cleans cools and warms up Xiaomi Mijia Desktop Drinking Machine

Xiaomi has introduced the Xiaomi Mijia Desktop Drinking Machine Happy Edition Purified Cold and Hot Water Dispenser, which is offered in China for $220.

Xiaomi Mijia Desktop Drinking Machine Happy Edition has a small size and weight, the device uses six-stage filtration based on reverse osmosis. The water temperature can be precisely adjusted in 1°C increments, while the water temperature and cup volume can be adjusted from your smartphone or directly on the device.

Cleans, cools and warms up.  Xiaomi Mijia Desktop Drinking Machine Happy Edition is offered for 220 dllar

The volume of the water tank is 4 liters. Two filter elements are replaced once a year, and their price (total) is about $50.

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