CnEVPost Newsletter: NIO reaches 699 swap stations; Tesla Model Y outsells all other high-end SUVs
NIO reaches 699 swap stations, 700 goal to be achieved Friday - CnEVPost — cnevpost.com NIO said its 700th battery swap station will go live on December 10, reaching its annual goal ahead of schedule.
XPeng blames tight battery supply for delayed deliveries that led to consumer complaints - CnEVPost Some consumers have accused XPeng of prioritizing the production and delivery of models with a range of 670 km, while freezing orders for those with a range of 480 km.
XPeng makes driver's license points-like system available to all users to prevent abuse of assisted driving - CnEVPost XPeng owners have an initial point of 100, and those with more than 90 points get priority access to the public beta OTA upgrades.
Tesla Model Y best-selling premium SUV in China in Nov, CPCA data show - CnEVPost The Model Y ranked first with 23,117 units, followed by the Li ONE with 13,485 units and the Mercedes-Benz GLC with 12,269 units. The NIO ES6 ranked eighth with 4,713 units.
BYD reportedly starts buying IGBT modules from suppliers besides its semiconductor unit - CnEVPost That's partly because BYD Semiconductor's production capacity is really tight, and partly because it's trying to cut back its affiliate deals with BYD Group.
Svolt Energy nearly doubles its battery capacity target to 600 GWh by 2025 - CnEVPost That's nearly double Svolt's previous goal of 320 GWh, and more than the 520 GWh that CATL, currently China's largest power cell supplier, expects it to have by 2025.
Great Wall Motor's Ora brand mired in user outcry over downgraded chip usage - CnEVPost Ora previously claimed that its hot-selling Good Cat model used Qualcomm's octa-core chip, but it was discovered that it was actually Intel's quad-core chip, released five years ago.
BAIC sold 2,471 NEVs in Nov, up 41% year-on-year - CnEVPost BAIC BluePark is now pinning its hopes for a turnaround on the Arcfox α-S model under its Arcfox brand.
China's power battery recycling market size projected to reach $4.1 billion by 2025 - CnEVPost The amount of retired power batteries in China is going up year by year, with the scrap volume expected to exceed 18 GWh in 2021 and reach 91 GWh by 2025, according to TrendForce.
CATL to form joint venture with copper foil supplier - CnEVPost CATL's joint venture with Guangdong Jiayuan will build projects with an annual capacity of 100,000 tons of high-performance copper foil.