SHANGHAI, Feb 23 (SMM) — This is a roundup of news in the new energy industry for today.
Tesla overtakes Audi to become US fourth largest luxury car brand
According to Experian's new car registration data, Tesla will surpass Audi in 2020 and become the fourth largest luxury brand in US, and is gradually approaching the top three BMW, Lexus and Mercedes-Benz.
BMW CEO: Europe needs a total of 50 million electric car charging locations
BMW CEO Oliver Zipse attended the online DLD conference and said that Europe needs a total of 50 million (electric vehicle) charging locations. Among them, the proportion of public charging facilities will reach 10%. The charging facilities need to be upgraded now.
Former Geely Group Vice President Guan Yu joined Baoneng Automobile
Mr. Guan Yu, Executive Vice President of Baoneng Automobile Group. Baoneng Automobile Group announced today that Mr. Guan Yu, former vice president of Geely Holding Group, member of the operation management committee, and general manager of the purchasing company, joined the company as the executive vice president of the group and was responsible for overall operation and management together with Mr. Toshiaki Otani. This signifies that Baoneng Automobile's management team that combines international talents and local elites has once again ushered in powerful talents.
Volkswagen SEAT: Spain needs a battery factory
The Spanish brand SEAT under the Volkswagen Group called on the Spanish government to promote the local production of electric car batteries. The car manufacturer said that the company may start producing electric cars in Spain in 2025. SEAT Chairman Wayne Griffiths emphasized that as the second largest car producer in Europe, Spain needs to take the lead in promoting the production, demand and charging infrastructure of electric vehicles.
No-lift swapping NIO second-generation swap station will be deployed in April
A few days ago, SMM learned from relevant channels that NIO second-generation power station has completed the verification work and has begun key tests before deployment. NIO CEO Li Bin, President Qin Lihong and other leaders have all arrived at the site for personal testing. It is reported that NIO will formally deploy the second-generation swap station in April 2021. The swap station is equipped with a larger battery compartment that can hold up to 13 batteries.