Many electric car manufacturers see organizing their own production of traction batteries as a way to achieve better cost control, Chinese company NIO is among them.Starting in the second half of 2024, it expects to produce 800-volt traction batteries, which will be used in new brand electric cars starting at $30,000.Image source: NIOIn the future, as Reuters explains, citing comments from NIO chairman William Li, the company will combine the use of both third-party batteries and its own.In the second quarter of this year, NIO had to raise its costs for purchasing batteries manufactured by CATL as the latter raised its selling prices.NIO has 400 employees working on the development of its next-generation batteries.The switch to 800 volts can speed up charging the traction battery and somewhat reduce the cost of the wiring used in an electric vehicle, but Tesla CEO Elon Musk said during a recent speech that the leading electric-car manufacturer believes it makes sense to switch to the 800 volt standard only for fairly large vehicles like the Cybertruck pickup and Semi truck.Korean carmakers Apparently, for NIO the choice of this standard is more dictated by the desire to achieve savings and improve usability for car owners.NIO expects to deliver 23,000 to 25,000 electric vehicles in the second quarter, slightly less than the results of the first quarter, as the two-month lockdown in Shanghai undermined the company's ability to produce electric vehicles in the required quantity.
Chinese electric car maker NIO resented the actions of AMD, which announced the cooperation
The transition of the dynamic Chinese electric car maker NIO to the server systems based on AMD EPYC generation Milan processors this week was referred by the Chinese representative office of AMD to the achievements of the company itself.At the same time representatives of the automaker a couple of days later rebuked AMD, claiming the illegality of its use of this fact for advertising.Image source: CnEVPost explains with reference to the director of corporate relations NIO Ma Lin (Ma Lin), the company is not working with AMD and does not discuss such a possibility.In addition, NIO has not given AMD's Chinese representative office the right to use such information for promotional purposes.As explained by the representative of the automaker, as a result of the appeal to the Chinese representative AMD of the latter company has agreed to remove the press release from its website, but at the same time left a video on its page in Weibo, which talks about the cooperation between the two companies.NIO representatives insist on the removal of this video, which has already gathered over a million views.In fact, as explained by NIO's director of corporate affairs, the company purchased third-party server systems that contained AMD processors, but the deal was formalized without the direct participation of the latter company.Nevertheless, the Chinese representative office of AMD used the fact of the deal purely in its own interests, reporting on direct cooperation with NIO, which irritated the representatives of the latter.
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