[BYD is said to be in talks to supply Daimler with electric car chips] Warren Buffett-backed BYD is in talks with Daimler to supply chips made by the company and used in its own electric vehicles, according to people familiar with the matter. Negotiations between BYD and Daimler over the so-called insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) are at an advanced stage, according to people familiar with the matter, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the details. IGBT is a semiconductor that is mainly used as an electronic switch in electric vehicles to reduce power consumption and improve reliability.
[BYD wins the largest pure electric bus order in Finnish history] BYD officially entered the Finnish market on Sept. 22, local time, by signing an order for 106pure electric buses with Nobina, the largest public transport operator in northern Europe. This is another major breakthrough in BYD's European territory after Germany.
[Tesla Cybertruck has received more than 600000 orders] on September 23, Tesla CEO Musk said that he has received orders for more than 600000 electric pickup truck Cybertruck, and it is expected that sales will reach 250000 to 300000 vehicles per year. In addition, he believes that in the long run, there will be no fuel-powered cars.
[Tesla will expand more than 200 V3 super charging piles in Los Angeles] Tesla announced a substantial expansion of the super charging pile network in the Los Angeles area, where he plans to install more than 200 new V3 super charging piles. Tesla has promised many times over the past few years to significantly expand the super charging pile network, but none of them has been fulfilled.
[Tesla is building a cathode factory and is involved in lithium mining] at Tesla's Battery Day event today, Musk said the company officially entered the mining business. Tesla has acquired ownership of a 10, 000-acre lithium clay deposit in Nevada, Musk said at a press conference. The plan aims to make cheaper and more efficient batteries, which will eventually enable Tesla to lower car prices. Drew Baglino (Drew Baglino), senior vice president of power systems and energy engineering for Musk and Tesla, outlined the company's plans and progress that will eventually lead to an annual battery production of 10 to 20 megawatt hours.
[Musk: expect the Shanghai factory to achieve its production target of 1 million vehicles per year] Musk said that Tesla's return in the past year is relatively satisfactory, and I believe it will be very good in the future. In the past year, in terms of factory expansion, our team in Shanghai built a factory within 15 months. We, Tesla, are the only 100% foreign-funded car company in China. We expect the Shanghai factory to achieve its annual production target of 1 million vehicles.
(nearly 1/3 of the electric cars delivered by Tesla in the second quarter came from Shanghai superfactories). According to news on September 22, construction of Tesla's super factory in Shanghai began last year. The first phase of the project was put into production at the end of last year and began to produce Model 3. Since it was put into production, the production capacity has been increasing continuously, which has accounted for an important proportion in Tesla's electric vehicle production capacity. Foreign media reports show that nearly 1/3 of the electric cars delivered by Tesla in the second quarter of this year came from Shanghai super factories.
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