CnEVPost Newsletter: BYD F brand; XPeng's FSD-like software; Tesla's new product in China
The first model of BYD's F-brand, codenamed SF, will target the RMB 400,000 to 600,000 market.
Previous reports suggested that the BYD Seagull would be offered in both sodium-ion and lithium-ion battery-equipped versions, but this was not confirmed by BYD.
Up to 70 percent of NIO's owners are in China's tier 1 and tier 2 cities, and the company wants to leverage battery swap stations to reach out to less-developed tier 3 and tier 4 cities.
XPeng's XNGP system will enable full-scenario ADAS from start to stop when the full rollout is completed in 2024, it said.
NIO and Li Auto's mobile apps have been featuring pretty girls significantly more often lately, while XPeng is running a campaign to encourage users to share such content on its app.
Tesla's poster mentions "Supercharging," suggesting that the product could be its latest charging device.
Elon Musk last visited China in January 2020, when he showed off a dance during a delivery ceremony for Tesla's first China-made Model 3 vehicles.
As with Ford's deal structure, Tesla would own and operate the plant while licensing technology from CATL, according to Bloomberg.
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