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CnEVPost Newsletter: New rumor about NIO's third brand; XPeng adjusts G9 naming and configuration
NIO's third brand has project name of 'Himalaya', report says - CnEVPost — cnevpost.com Previously, it was rumored that the project name of NIO's third brand would be "Firefly".
XPeng adjusts G9 naming and configuration after consumer confusion - CnEVPost XPeng says the G9 comes standard with an 800V high-voltage platform and a 3C ultra-fast charging battery pack across the lineup, underscoring a previously overlooked competency.
XPeng G9's configuration confusion overshadows product appeal, says Deutsche Bank - CnEVPost What is overlooked is that 3C and 800V SiC are actually standard across all models and a significant upgrade from previous generations, Edison Yu's team said.
Deutsche Bank on Li Auto product plans: Premium SUV wars coming in China - CnEVPost SUV competition in China's premium segment will intensify dramatically next year, with NIO, XPeng and Li Auto all aggressively going after German luxury brands' market share, said Edison Yu's team.
CATL rival CALB hints it has become XPeng's main battery supplier - CnEVPost CALB said it has previously been the preferred supplier for XPeng's P7 and P5 sedans, is the main supplier for the G3i, and is now supplying batteries for the G9.
CATL mulls battery swap business, third plant in Europe, reports say - CnEVPost CATL is evaluating the expansion of its EVOGO battery swap product into Europe and considering building a third factory there, latest reports say.
BYD chairman believes LFP batteries right choice for China - CnEVPost LFP batteries are the right choice for China to avoid resource supply constraints, as the country has sufficient lithium resources but a severe shortage of cobalt and nickel, said BYD's chairman.
BYD to hold European product launch on Sept 28 - CnEVPost BYD is expected to launch models in Europe including the Tang, Han, and the Yuan Plus, which will be locally named the Atto 3.
Central China's Henan aims to have charging stations in all highway service areas by year-end - CnEVPost Henan is the third largest province in China by population, with 98.83 million people at the end of 2021.
China's retail sales of NEVs expected to be record 580,000 in Sept, CPCA estimates show - CnEVPost At retail, China's NEV penetration rate reached a record 29.7 percent in September.