Xiaomi announces the progress of autonomous driving technology for the first time

On the evening of August 11, when Xiaomi officially announced the 500th day of car manufacturing, Lei Jun, the founder and chairman of Xiaomi Group, disclosed the latest situation of Xiaomi’s automobile business in the live broadcast of Lei Jun’s annual speech in 2022. During the live speech, Xiaomi released a road test video of its autonomous driving technology to demonstrate its autonomous driving technology algorithm and its ability to cover all scenarios, including unprotected automatic U-turn, automatic right turn, automatic detour, and automatic detour of accident vehicles , automatic round-the-island detour, zebra crossing to yield pedestrians, autonomous valet parking, automatic descent of continuous ramps, automatic detour of extremely narrow 90-degree bends, automatic charging of robotic arms, etc.

5 minutes of charging and 200 kilometers of battery life Xiaopeng ultra-fast charging opens a new era of energy supplement

On August 15, the 2022 Xiaopeng Super Energy Replenishment Conference was held in Guangzhou. The press conference fully demonstrated Xiaopeng’s super energy replenishment system for the first time, including new layouts such as technology research and development, service experience, and charging network construction. In addition, the first Xpeng S4 ultra-fast charging pile was also launched on the same day. The press conference showed that with the support of the S4 ultra-fast charging pile, the Xiaopeng G9 can be charged for 5 minutes and have a battery life of 200 kilometers.

As an important part of Xpeng’s super energy supplementation system, the S4 ultra-fast charging pile was officially unveiled for the first time at the Guangzhou Sunac Mao Xiaopeng S4 ultra-fast charging station. The S4 ultra-fast charging technology is independently developed by Xiaopeng Motors, with a maximum output power of 480kW and a single-pile maximum output current of 670A, all of which are the highest in the industry. In addition, the Xiaopeng S4 supercharger also has the following improvements: the weight of the gun wire is reduced by 36%; plug-and-charge, touch-stop, intelligent power distribution, any charging station can output the maximum charging power; Active real-time temperature rise monitoring, high-power charging is also safe.

CATL will build a second European factory in Hungary with a planned capacity of up to 100GWh

On August 12, CATL announced the construction of a battery factory in Debrecen, the eastern city of Hungary. It is understood that the project is located in the southern industrial park of Debrecen, covering an area of ​​221 hectares, and will produce battery cells and module products for European car manufacturers. The planned production capacity of the plant is 100GWh, and the investment amount is 7.34 billion euros (about 50.5 billion yuan).

It is understood that the Debrecen factory is the second factory built by CATL in Europe after the German factory. In recent years, CATL has been actively deploying overseas factories. Such measures not only further improve its overseas production capacity layout, but also give CATL more room for development in terms of global market share. Data shows that CATL will have 27.87 billion yuan in revenue from overseas in 2021, a year-on-year increase of 252.47%, far exceeding the 141.64% year-on-year growth rate of domestic revenue that year.

Geely Commercial Vehicles and Yuexiu Leasing reached a 3 billion yuan cooperation in the field of heavy-duty trucks

On August 11, Zhejiang Geely New Energy Commercial Vehicle Group Co., Ltd. and Guangzhou Yuexiu Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. reached a cooperation in the field of 3 billion yuan of power-changing heavy trucks.

Yuexiu Leasing will take advantage of financial leasing products and financial technology to help Geely Commercial Vehicles develop in the field of battery swapping heavy trucks. The two parties will focus on the field of battery swapping heavy trucks, carry out in-depth cooperation on the sales of battery swapping heavy trucks, the construction and operation of battery swapping stations, data risk control, financial technology, and business model innovation, and jointly build a “finance + industry” battery swapping ecological blueprint.

SAIC deepens self-development of L4 autonomous driving, Robotaxi project landed in Lingang

Recently, the SAIC Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (SAIC AI LAB) released the 2.0 version of the high-level autonomous driving technology architecture. According to the plan, the architecture will be installed on SAIC Robotaxi 2.0 within the year and start operation in Lingang. The 2.0 version released this time is a new generation solution independently developed by SAIC AI LAB. Compared with the previous generation solution, version 2.0 provides a more complex redundant system. For example, at the perception level, there are 6 lidars alone. In addition, through cooperation with Feifan, a brand of SAIC Motor, all new-generation systems are installed in front of the car, and the integration of perception hardware and vehicle is higher.

Notice on Printing and Distributing the Implementation Plan for Carbon Peaking in the Energy and Power Sector in Shanghai

On August 1, the Shanghai Municipal Development and Reform Commission issued the “Shanghai Energy and Electric Power Sector Carbon Peaking Implementation Plan”, which thoroughly implemented the major strategic decisions and deployments of the Party Central Committee and the State Council on carbon peaking and carbon neutrality, and comprehensively and systematically promoted green energy and low energy consumption. carbon transition. It is proposed that the strategic orientation and target requirements of carbon peaking should run through all aspects and the whole process of energy and power development. On the premise of ensuring energy supply security, it will focus on renewable energy development, coal consumption substitution and transformation and upgrading, rational control of oil and gas consumption, new Power system construction and other key links, organize the implementation of the city’s energy and power sector carbon peaking action, and promote the implementation of 20 tasks in 6 aspects.

Notice of the Beijing Municipal Commission of Urban Management on Printing and Distributing the “Development Plan for New Energy Vehicle Charging and Swapping Facilities in Beijing during the 14th Five-Year Plan Period”

On August 5, the Beijing Municipal Commission of Urban Management issued the “Development Plan for New Energy Vehicle Charging and Swapping Facilities in Beijing during the “14th Five-Year Plan” period. system. To achieve “three firsts” in the country:

1. Take the lead in the country to provide financial support for the construction of internal charging facilities in units and encourage opening to the outside world.

2. Take the lead in the country to implement and continuously optimize the operation subsidy policy with comprehensive operation as the main evaluation indicator, guide enterprises to actively improve operation management capabilities, improve service efficiency and service level, and continue to reduce the failure rate of facilities.

3. Combined with the self-discipline requirements of the China Charging Alliance logo (testing, certification) assessment and other industry self-discipline requirements, take the lead in the country to release the management measures for the safety production of charging and replacing facilities, guide the charging and replacing facilities enterprises to establish and improve the safety production management system, and formulate safety inspection plans year by year. And entrust a third party to carry out special safety inspections to build a solid foundation for safety.

Ministry of Industry and Information Technology: “Announcement on the Preliminary Review of the Clearing and Review of Subsidy Funds for the Promotion and Application of New Energy Vehicles in 2018-2021”

On August 16, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued the “Announcement on the Preliminary Review of the Clearing and Review of Subsidy Funds for the Promotion and Application of New Energy Vehicles in 2018-2021”. In this subsidy liquidation work, car companies declared a total of 2.118 million vehicles, and the total amount of subsidy funds applied for liquidation was 38.25 billion yuan.

The Ministry of Transport and others jointly issued the Action Plan for Accelerating the Construction of Charging Infrastructure along the Highway

On August 1, the Ministry of Transport, together with the National Energy Administration, State Grid Corporation of China, and China Southern Power Grid Corporation, issued the “Announcement on the Preliminary Review of the Clearing and Review of Subsidy Funds for the Promotion and Application of New Energy Vehicles in 2018-2021”. Six main tasks are proposed in this action plan:

1. Strengthen the construction of charging infrastructure in expressway service areas.

2. Strengthen the construction of charging infrastructure along ordinary highways.

3. Explore and promote the application of new technologies and new equipment.

Fourth, optimize the layout of charging infrastructure in service areas (stations).

5. Strengthen the collection and release of service information.

6. Strengthen the operation and maintenance of charging infrastructure.

Financing 6 billion, 1 times more than expected, Sunwoda’s automotive battery business exceeded new fundraising

In August, Sunwoda Electric Vehicle Battery Company (hereinafter referred to as “Sunwoda EVB”) has completed a new round of financing of 6 billion yuan, which greatly exceeded the previously planned fund-raising quota of 3 billion yuan. The pre-investment valuation was 220 yuan. -23 billion yuan. This round was jointly led by 5 institutions including Shenzhen Venture Capital. It is understood that Shenzhen Venture Capital was also included in the list of 2.43 billion yuan of strategic investment obtained by Sunwoda EVB in February this year. After the completion of the new round of financing, Sunwoda EVB may accelerate the pace of spin-off and listing.

Sunwoda is a power battery company with a strong development momentum. A strong evidence is that Sunwoda is not yet seen in the ranking of China’s power battery installations in 2020, but in 2021, Sunwoda will rank tenth in China with a power battery installed capacity of 2.06 GWh. Judging from Sunwoda’s 2021 financial report, although the proportion of power battery business in Sunwoda’s overall business revenue is not very high (its main business is consumer batteries), it is only 7.85%, but its power battery business last year. The revenue reached 2.933 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 584.67%. Under the rapid growth, Sunwoda has successfully entered the list of battery suppliers of car companies. At present, Sunwoda has reached cooperation with Xiaopeng, Renault, Nissan, Geely, Dongfeng, GAC, SAIC-GM-Wuling, SAIC Passenger Vehicle and other auto companies.

After two rounds of financing in three months, Jianzhi Robot won the second round of A-round financing of RMB 100 million, which was jointly led by Shenzhen Venture Capital and Houxue Fund.

On August 15, Beijing Jianzhi Technology Co., Ltd., an autonomous driving solution provider, announced the completion of the second round of A round of financing at the level of RMB 100 million. This round of financing was jointly led by Shenzhen Innovation Investment Group Co., Ltd. and Houxue Fund. Sands Jiang Venture Capital continued to increase its holdings.

Since its establishment nearly a year ago, this is the fourth round of financing it has obtained. Especially in the first half of 2022, capital projects are generally relatively cautious. Jianzhi Robot has received two consecutive large financings within 3 months, and its capital The list brings together leading capital and industry investors such as Atypical Ventures, Pace Capital, Wuyuan Capital, Shenzhen Venture Capital, Jinshajiang Venture Capital, and Horizon.

Jianzhi Robot is an autonomous driving solution provider centered on visual 3D understanding. It is understood that its founding team comes from outstanding AI startups such as Shenjian Technology and Horizon, and has had successful entrepreneurial experience and rich experience in landing. The main reason for the continued favor of investors.

Shengke Energy received tens of millions of yuan in Series A investment to build a battery intelligent infrastructure platform

On August 15, Beijing Shengke Energy Technology Co., Ltd. announced the completion of tens of millions of yuan in Series A financing. This round of financing was jointly led by Yarui Zhiyou Scientist Fund, Linke Ventures, and China Securities Investment Capital. Jingke Xincaizhi joined the investment, and the old shareholder Lanchi Venture Capital continued to support it. It is reported that this round of funds will be mainly used for product iteration, market expansion and technical team expansion.

Shengke Energy is committed to building a battery intelligent infrastructure platform, with the battery intelligent digital network as the core, focusing on two application scenarios: new smart energy infrastructure and battery intelligent detection and recycling. In new infrastructure scenarios such as charging and energy storage, it provides intelligent and safe operation and maintenance services and overall solutions; in battery cascade utilization and recycling, it provides intelligent battery detection, valuation and transaction service solutions.

Reviewing Editor: Tang Zihong

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