The 2020 Beijing Auto Show will come later than ever. It was postponed from April to September, so that many new cars originally planned to be released in the first half of the year had to change plans. But the audience’s enthusiasm is unabated. Every viewer has a different view of the auto show: the attraction of this auto show is no nude models, Internet celebrities, and star platforms, but the brands and images displayed by each company, as well as the competition of new energy, intelligence, and future strength. The top matching sincerity of technology.
There are no loud speakers, no lively performances, some are smart connected cars, pure electric cars, and there are many concept cars with a sense of technology and high-end smart mass-produced models.
Whether it is domestically produced or the intelligent networked cars produced by foreign brands such as BBA, they have all been marked as “friendly to the people”. Their most representative smart new energy vehicles in the future also choose to mass-produce in China. These models, whether in design or user positioning, represent the vane of future smart new energy vehicles.
New car-making forces focus on smart services
Xiaopeng car is going to heaven
At the Beijing Auto Show on September 26, Xiaopeng Motors deeply analyzed users’ concerns about buying smart electric vehicles, and introduced the “Xpeng Supercharge Free Power Plan” and “Battery Rental Plan” to improve users. Replenish energy experience and reduce the pressure on users to purchase cars.
In terms of the free power-up plan, Xiaopeng Motors plans to provide 3,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per vehicle per year to the first non-operating car owners of Xiaopeng Motors during all service periods when they go to designated charging stations (stations) for charging during their use. Free charging service for life.
It is understood that this plan has been implemented in 24 cities. Xiaopeng Motors plans to implement free overcharge services in no less than 60 cities at the end of this year; at the end of the second quarter of 2021, it will cover no less than 200 cities.
At the same time, in order to lower the barriers for users to purchase electric vehicles, Xiaopeng Motors has brought a battery leasing plan. After paying the price of the vehicle body part in the early stage, the user only needs to pay a small amount of battery lease monthly to obtain the ownership of the vehicle and the battery. Not only that, users can also choose to purchase the body price in installments, further reducing the threshold for buying a car.
Towards the end of the press conference, Xiaopeng Motors Chairman He Xiaopeng also announced for the first time that Xiaopeng Huitian, an aviation high-tech innovative enterprise jointly invested and controlled by Xiaopeng Motors, and Xiaopeng Motors, and demonstrated the number one ultra-low-flying car. Generation exploration version-Traveler T1.
At present, this low-altitude flying car has been carried out thousands of times, and a new generation version is currently being developed. He Xiaopeng introduced that this flying car has an ultra-low altitude flight capability of 5 meters to a relative altitude of 5 meters to 25 meters, and has the ability to carry two people and navigate at low altitudes.
NIO releases NOP pilot assist function and Power Up Plan
Coincidentally, in line with Xiaopeng Motors, Weilai Motors also released the Power Up Plan at the Beijing Auto Show.
Starting from September 26, NIO will collect “power-on partners” from the whole society, and provide a total of 100 million yuan in subsidies, deploy a total of 30,000 destination DC piles, and form a convenient and flexible destination charging network covering the country .
However, at the press conference that day, what was even more eye-catching was the navigation assistance function released by Weilai. Weilai Li Bin said that currently only Weilai and Tesla NOA provide similar functions on production cars. However, NOP supports a wider range of roads, a safer lane-changing strategy, a more stable and gentle vehicle speed control, and a more diverse and user-friendly interaction method.
It is understood that NOP can realize automatic assisted driving according to the navigation route under the designated route, and is the first assisted driving function in China that applies high-precision maps to mass production.
Specifically, the pilot assist can allow vehicles to automatically enter and exit ramps and switch arterial roads according to the route planned by navigation in the highway and urban elevated road environment covered by the high-precision map, and automatically based on road speed limit and environmental perception information Adjust vehicle speed, change lanes intelligently, and automatically overtake slow cars.
Li Bin also said that this feature will be upgraded with NIO OS 2.7.0 and will be pushed to users in batches through FOTA (remote firmware upgrade) in October. In addition to NOP, the NIO OS 2.7.0 upgrade will also simultaneously introduce nearly 20 new and optimized functions such as camera-based driver fatigue warning, remote opening of seat ventilation, and 5.1 immersive surround sound.
Lantu Motors: The world premiere of the first mass-produced concept car iFree
Two months after the official release of the brand strategy, Lantu’s first mass-produced concept car iFree finally debuted at the Beijing Auto Show on September 26.
Lu Fang, CEO and CTO of Lantu Motors, stated that the mass-produced car based on the iFree is positioned as a mid-to-large high-end smart electric SUV. It is currently undergoing rigorous testing worldwide and will be put into production next year.
At the same time, Lantu Automobile also launched the ESSA smart electric architecture, which has a variety of power modes such as pure electric and extended-range electric.
In addition, Lantu has also created a smart cockpit with five interactive modes: floating gesture interaction, voice control, smart touch screen, Touch Pad, and physical buttons.
Lantu said that starting from 2021, Lantu will release at least one new car to the market each year; in the next five years, Lantu’s products will cover multiple market segments such as cars, SUVs, and MPVs.
GAC’s Aeon New Energy brand launched the first “four-in-one” integrated electric drive
In just a few years, the electric drive system of pure electric vehicles has greatly improved the performance of the whole vehicle from the initial decentralized independent structure to the later “three-in-one”.
For a long time, GAC New Energy products have adopted high-performance three-in-one electric drive systems. For example, its Ian LX achieved a super-running experience of 3.9 seconds from 100km/h, becoming the fastest car in China and the top five fastest SUV in the world. .
At this Beijing Auto Show, GAC New Energy focused on releasing the world’s first high-performance two-speed dual-motor “four-in-one” integrated electric drive, which realized the deep integration of dual motors, controllers and two-speed reducers. According to reports, the next Aeon series models will be equipped with this new technology, and the acceleration time from 100 kilometers will be shortened to 2 seconds, refreshing the acceleration record of “China’s fastest car”.
Geely Xingrui real car appeared, CMA structure first car
As a member of its own brand, Geely is naturally unwilling to lag behind in new technologies. At the auto show, Xingrui real car appeared as another powerful model of Geely’s “Xing” family. This car is the first sedan built by Geely’s CMA framework, and is positioned as an A+ class, which is expected to be officially launched in the fourth quarter of this year.
At the scene, Geely Automobile President and CEO An Conghui said that although the global auto industry will begin to face a lot of uncertainties in 2020, for Chinese auto brands, it is still necessary to maintain corporate strategic stability, continuously improve product structure, and upgrade products. Competitiveness.
Global car companies compete for China’s new energy market
Mass production in 2021, BMW’s pure electric i4 concept car debuts in China
On September 26, at the 2020 Beijing International Auto Show, the BMW Group brought a variety of new energy models. Among them, BMW Group’s first pure electric four-door coupe concept car i4 debuted.
It is reported that the BMW i4 will be equipped with the fifth-generation eDrive electric drive technology, which can provide a maximum output of 530 horsepower, accelerates to 100 kilometers in only about 4 seconds, and has a cruising range of 600 kilometers (WLTP conditions). The production version will start production in 2021 at the BMW Group plant in Munich.
At the same time, the new generation of BMW M3 and the new BMW M4 coupe ushered in the world premiere. The two new cars condense the most cutting-edge core technology of the BMW brand, creating a high-performance luxury driving experience that combines M track driving and daily driving, and further strengthens the brand appeal of BMW M and its creativity in the high-performance market segment.
Finally, Gao Le, CEO of BMW Greater China, once again emphasized: It is estimated that by 2030, the BMW Group will sell more than 7 million pure electric and plug-in hybrid new energy vehicles, and the goal of providing 25 new energy vehicles worldwide by 2023.
Polestar Global CEO Thomas announced that Precept will be put into mass production in China
High-performance electric vehicle brand Polestar Polestar announced that Polestar Precept will be put into mass production. And will manufacture Precept at Polestar’s production base in China.
The Polestar Precept was released in February this year. It is a concept car that shows Polestar’s new design concept. The interior uses a variety of environmentally friendly materials and the production base will use 100% renewable energy.
At the scene, Thomas Inglat, the global CEO of Polestar brand, said that because this car is very popular among users, we decided to mass-produce it.
“China is the home of Polestar, and it is imperative to promote sustainable development here. In our new factory, we will once again raise our requirements to produce China’s most advanced electric vehicles with the lowest level of carbon emissions.
Volvo’s pure electric SUV XC40 debuts, with an acceleration of 4.9 seconds
Volvo Car’s first pure electric vehicle, the urban luxury pure electric SUV XC40 RECHARGE, also officially unveiled at the auto show and started blind booking.
At the scene, Wei Dong, Vice President of AutoNavi Maps, General Manager of AutoNavi Automotive Business Center, Vice President of iFLYTEK University of Science and Technology, and General Manager of Intelligent Vehicle Division of iFLYTEK University of Science and Technology, Liu Junfeng, as Volvo Cars’ top partner in China, appeared on the booth. Together they unveiled the new generation of in-vehicle intelligent interconnection system carried by Volvo XC40 RECHARGE.
At the same time, Volvo XC40 RECHARGE will be sold through a new official direct sales model. Blind booking will start immediately. The first car owner will enjoy five major rights for life, and blind booking customers will receive exclusive privileges.
As the first purely dynamic model of the Volvo brand, the XC40 RECHARGE shoulders Volvo’s personalized, youthful and intelligent attitude to increase the Chinese market.
Ford’s pure electric SUV made its debut in China, with a battery life of 600 kilometers
Ford’s Mustang Mach-E was officially released. The new car is positioned as a pure electric SUV. In terms of battery life, the new car has a maximum range of 600 kilometers under WLTP conditions.
The appearance inherits the design concept of Mustang. In the front part, the new car is equipped with a closed design air intake grille, and there is an exclusive Mustang brand logo on the top. On the side of the body, the new car adopts a fastback design language, and the roof is embellished with bright black materials. The wheelbase of the new car has reached 2972mm, and the overall interior space has been well improved. The rear of the car continues the classic taillight shape of the Mustang model, and the overall recognition is very high.
The new pioneer pure electric SUV Mustang Mach-E has a long and powerful front cover, a muscular rear wheel arch design, a shark nose front face shape and three columnar taillights and other iconic elements that reveal the Mustang family pedigree.
The ultra-long wheelbase of nearly 3 meters combined with the Mustang Mach-E GT high-performance version of 0-96 km/h acceleration in 3.5 seconds, and fast and convenient OTA technology, keep the pure electric SUV Mustang Mach-E in the best state of use at all times .
Nissan Ariya makes its domestic debut, “Tech Nissan” officially returns
From the track king GT-R50 to the smart car Ariya, Nissan’s products are highly anticipated.
At the Beijing Auto Show, Nissan’s new all-electric crossover SUV model Ariya made its debut in China.
Nissan Ariya is equipped with advanced electric technology and seamless human-computer interaction intelligent networking functions: the latest developments in Nissan Intelligent Power, Nissan Intelligent Driving and Nissan Intelligent Interconnection.
Makoto Uchida, representative executive officer of Nissan Motor Company, said that Nissan Ariya plans to sell in the Chinese market in 2021. In the future, Nissan will introduce more models to the Chinese market.
By 2022, Nissan will introduce 7 new models to the Chinese market, including the Nissan Ariya and models equipped with Nissan’s e-POWER technology.
According to Chen Hao, Vice President of Dongfeng Motor Co., Ltd.: At present, Dongfeng Nissan has five core technology brands: ProPILOT, VC-Turbo, Nissan Connect, e-POWER and Zero Emisson as its pillars, and will accelerate the introduction in the future. More Nissan technologies and products will accelerate the launch of Nissan Smart Action in China.
In the 2020 down car market, whether it is a joint venture brand that went smoothly in the past, or a self-made brand from scratch, and a new car company that is looking for physique, all aim at the development direction of smart new energy vehicles.
They all began to seek innovation and change. Domestic brands such as Geely, Great Wall, Changan, Beijing, and SAIC, as well as international brands such as BMW, Ford, Polestar, and Nissan, have overtaken the Chinese market. For them, the current Chinese market is the worst era, and even the best era. Because in the critical period of transformation and change, only by living can lead a smart future.