CnEVPost Newsletter: Nio files to use LFP batteries; Tesla basic Model Y sold out in China
Offering new variants with LFP batteries is a means for some EV makers to cut prices, and Xpeng's LFP version of the P7i, launched last month, has lowered the starting price by RMB 26,000 yuan.
Nio has re-filed all eight models, with the biggest changes being the switch of the manufacturer's name from JAC to Nio and the removal of the JAC logo from the rear of the vehicles.
A report earlier today said some of Nio's departments were asked to prepare reserve lists of layoffs, which may widen the original dismissals to 20 percent to 30 percent.
Xpeng launched the P7i in China on March 10, and on November 6 rolled out two lower-priced versions of the model with LFP battery packs.
The Tesla poster didn't provide details, but it seems to be referring to the Model Y's standard-range version being sold out of available capacity for 2023.
Tesla's share in China's BEV market was 11.87 percent in November, up from 5.78 percent in October.
The Zeekr 007 went on pre-sale on November 17 with a starting price of RMB 229,900 yuan.
Zeekr will hold Zeekr Power Day 2023 on December 14, when a new battery product will be unveiled.
The joint venture, Carizon, is headquartered in Beijing and plans to recruit more than 300 experts by the end of 2023.
Gotion's joint venture plant in Thailand has a planned capacity of 2 GWh of battery packs per year for the first phase, which will be expanded to 8 GWh in the future.
BEVs sold a record 552,000 units at retail in November, accounting for 65.6 percent of all NEV retail sales.
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