| | DECEMBER 202319of 7.7 square meters, making it 12 percent bigger than the Toyota Alphard, a global top-seller in the chauffeur-driven luxury people mover category, at a competitive pre-sale starting price of RMB 388,000 ($53,544).Seven suitcases can fit in the luggage compartment while this is going on. Rear-wheel steering, which is said to be the first MPV in the world to come standard on the Xpeng X9, lowers the vehicle's turning diameter to an industry record of 10.8 m (35.4 feet), making it easier to operate.Li Auto - MegaLi Auto has finally revealed information on the Mega, a much-anticipated MPV with an appearance that mimics the design of China's high-speed trains in the shape of bullets. The seven-seater van, which is powered by CATL's next-generation Qilin batteries and can go up to 500 km on a 12-minute charge, has the quickest charging speed in the world for all electric cars. Its drag coefficient (Cd) of 0.215, according to the manufacturer, is the lowest rating for an MPV. Its electricity consumption of 15.9 kWh per 100 km of travel is also among the lowest in the industry. As of September, the company had shipped over 500,000 plug-in hybrid SUVs. It has now stated that it will construct 300 supercharging stations in China by the end of the year. With a price tag of approximately RMB 600,000 ($82,800), pre-sales for the Mega began on Friday, with delivery slated for February 2024.Lotus Technologies - Lotus EmeyaThe Lotus Emeya is a British-Chinese electric super sedan with 905 horsepower that is produced at Geely's Wuhan facility. It was created by Lotus Technologies. Following the release of the Eletre SUV last year, the Emeya is Lotus's second mass-produced vehicle. By integrating a battery beneath the center section of the car's body and advancing the cockpit somewhat, Lotus claims to have achieved an almost ideal 50:50 front-to-rear axle weight distribution. Emeya has a diffuser and rear spoiler installed. The spoiler may produce up to 215 kg of downforce when it is elevated. When the vehicle speed exceeds 90 km/h, the active diffuser automatically opens, letting airflow through the chassis.Since Emeya is based on an 800V design, charging will happen extremely quickly: With a 350 kW supercharger, Lotus claims you can reach 180 km in 5 minutes, and 10 percent to 80 percent may be reached in 15 minutes. It will have a CATL 102 kWh battery. There are 2,565 kg of curb weight. Emeya has four lidars as well.Changan Auto - Battery Business Growth PlanWith the release of its battery business growth plan, Changan Auto took a significant step toward becoming a technology company for low-carbon and intelligent mobility as part of the Shangri-La Plan, which is focused on the sales of new energy vehicles. Changan Auto plans to launch a self-developed battery brand called Jin Zhong Zhao (which translates to Golden Shield) as part of the new battery plan. With a key focus on overcoming technological constraints in battery core technology, the strategic battery plan aims to address consumer pain points and overcome restrictions in travel scenarios.Changan Auto plans to modernize liquid batteries as part of this program, facilitating quick energy replacement. The company's goals are to continuously improve battery energy density, reach a charging rate of 3C in real-world applications, popularize 5C, and investigate 7C in research and development. Eventually, they hope to achieve a 400-km range with a seven-minute charging session through R&D in battery materials (phosphate iron lithium, ternary-lithium). The goal of this change is to make charging an electric vehicle as simple and worry-free as fuelling a conventional car. THE FAMILY VAN IS ALSO BELIEVED TO HAVE THE GREATEST THIRD-ROW SEATS AVAILABLE, WITH THE ABILITY TO FOLD DOWN LOW TO ENHANCE CARGO CAPACITY AND RECLINE TO A PREFERRED ANGLE OF OVER 180°
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