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CnEVPost Newsletter: NIO opens largest service center; Tesla shortens wait times in China
NIO opens new service center in Shanghai, largest one in China - CnEVPost — cnevpost.com The service center has an overall area of more than 12,000 square meters, with up to 70 service bays and 129 standard parking spaces.
Chip prices are plummeting, are NIO and XPeng benefiting from it? - CnEVPost Pressure from the supply chain has eased recently, and prices of core components including chips have fallen, but not by much, said NIO's William Li.
Tesla reportedly to launch new China-made Model 3 with CATL's M3P batteries across lineup - CnEVPost Due to the lower cost of CATL's M3P batteries, both Model 3 and Model Y have room for price reduction after using the new packs, according to local media.
Tesla seeks government help as power outages affect some of its suppliers in Sichuan - CnEVPost Tesla and SAIC hope Sichuan authorities will provide support for power supply to their key parts suppliers in Sichuan to reduce daytime power outages.
Tesla shortens wait times for all available models in China - CnEVPost It's rare for Tesla to shorten the expected delivery dates for all models at once. The popular Model Y entry-level version now has a wait time of about 2 months.
Tesla makes cars for export in first half of quarter & for local market in second half, Musk says on Weibo - CnEVPost In July, 70 percent of China-made Tesla vehicles were exported.
Further Reading: How does it feel to work on Tesla Giga Shanghai assembly line? - CnEVPost These workers are scattered throughout the assembly, welding, and battery shops, performing work that cannot yet be replaced by robots.
Li Auto sees first Li L9 vehicles for delivery roll off line - CnEVPost Li Auto said it has upgraded its Changzhou plant, introducing more advanced production processes and more stringent testing procedures.
Li Auto to build industrial park for auto parts in Changzhou - CnEVPost The project is expected to further drive suppliers closer to Li Auto, thereby reducing costs and improving supply chain reliability.
CATL forms JV with FAW Jiefang to tap commercial NEV market - CnEVPost The joint venture aims to create a new energy truck ecosystem to help cities' electrification transition, CATL said.
Evergrande NEV denies it will be acquired, says working to bring in strategic investors - CnEVPost Evergrande NEV has been actively bringing in strategic investors, with both local governments and several companies currently expressing interest in investing, its president said.
Chinese team builds world's first unmanned bulldozer - CnEVPost The unmanned bulldozer has undergone nearly 100 tests and has been able to execute commands precisely.