This afternoon, Xiaomi officially announced the start of work on its own electric vehicles, and after lunch, during the announcement of new products, the head of Xiaomi Group Lei Jun “lit up” the company’s first car. It turned out to be … mobile homes!
There are no characteristics, prices or any important details. The top manager only said that the idea of such a car was expressed by one of the company’s fans: his New Year’s desire was to get a car with smart Xiaomi devices, which could be used to travel. The company is known for its close contact with fans and reverent attitude towards them (by the way, the Mi Mix Fold presented today was announced in winter at the dinner of Lei Zun with a fan asset), the head of the company liked the idea, and in three months the engineers made the idea a reality. As Lei Zun noted, if “Mi fans” are interested in such a model, then it will be put into production.
The photo of the salon shows that the interior decoration is represented entirely by household appliances and smart home systems of the company. Such a mobile home is more like a mobile showroom, which is convenient to carry around exhibitions and demonstrate Xiaomi household appliances, and it is not even known whether the minibus on the chassis of which the mobile smart home is built is an electric car. Nevertheless, the company is determined: even if such a mobile home does not go into production, then Xiaomi will definitely produce ordinary passenger electric vehicles. Still, investments in this industry in the amount of $ 100 million, albeit stretched over 10 years, are not a joke.
BMW to cease production of internal combustion engines at Munich plant by 2024
BMW expects to end production of internal combustion engines at its main plant in Munich by 2024. This was announced yesterday by the head in charge of their release at a conference dedicated to the start of production of the electric i4 model.
According to Milan Nedeljkovic, the engines currently being produced in Munich will be produced at BMW plants in Austria and the UK, although cars with such engines will still be assembled at the Munich plant.
By 2023, at least half of the cars produced in Munich will be electrified. This concept includes both the number of battery electric vehicles and hybrids with the ability to charge from the mains. What’s more, BMW CEO Oliver Zipse recently said the company would be ready for any ban on combustion-powered cars starting in 2030.
Tesla Model 3 and Model Y have risen in price for the second time in a month, new buyers of the base Model 3 will receive their car only by September 2022
Tesla had already raised the price of its best-selling Model 3 and Model Y in the United States a few weeks ago, and now the company is raising prices again. Once again, the most popular models suffer. The increase was $ 2,000, however, it did not affect all modifications.
Thus, the Model 3 Standard Range Plus has risen in price from 42,000 dollars to 44,000. Interestingly, Tesla also updated the data on the lead time for the base Model 3 – new buyers will receive their electric car only in September 2022. However, it is possible to reduce the waiting period by several months if you choose larger wheels instead of standard wheels. Then you can get a freshly ordered base Model 3 by June 2022.
Tesla Model Y Long Range Dual Motor has risen in price from $ 55,000 to $ 57,000. Here, with the fulfillment of new orders for the Long Range version, it is also not easy: new buyers will have to wait for the crossover until August next year.
Tesla is more expensive than Toyota, Volkswagen, Daimler, General Motors, Ford, BMW, Ferrari, Honda, Hyundai and Nissan combined
Tesla yesterday released its financial report for the third quarter of this year, which recorded revenues of $ 13.76 billion and net income of $ 1.62 billion. Against the backdrop of stagnation in the industry due to a lack of components, Tesla’s report looks very convincing, which immediately affected the value of shares – they went up.
Yes, the day Tesla shares added $ 10 in price and went beyond the psychological mark of $ 900. They have never been so expensive. As a result, Tesla’s market capitalization surpassed the $ 908 billion mark.
There is no other company in the automotive industry that has a comparable market value. By comparison, Toyota is in second place, with a market value of just under $ 240 billion. If we sum up the market capitalizations of the most famous automakers in the world, it turns out that Tesla is more expensive than Toyota, Volkswagen, Daimler, General Motors, Ford, BMW, Ferrari, Honda, Hyundai and Nissan – with all their brands.
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