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Electric crossover crossover that wants to break with tradition again



Electric crossover crossover that wants to break with tradition again

Jorge K.M. Farromba

It is undeniable that Nissan has taken its place in the history of the automotive world. Not like Nissan, but still like Datsun, I have the best memories of it, so I wrote an article about them for the Jornal dos Classicos. my childhood stories

The brand also recently broke with the founding with the launch of the Qasqhai (and fashion sneakers), which created a new market segment that stands out in the automotive world today.

He later had the courage to launch the Leaf – the first 100% electric – at a time when the world was looking for alternatives to sustainable mobility, but at the same time provided the right autonomy for almost the entire audience.

And today that led us to launch Ariya, which the brand has high hopes for as it competes with the Ionic 5, the new Kia, and even the Model Y.

And what is the purpose of the brand today?

The topic is very relevant and pertinent to me because it reveals the brand’s intentions – “Innovation to improve the quality of life for people” – and thus they intend to be part of the solution to the carbon neutrality of 2050, and electrification will be part of that equation.

To do this, they rely on two technologies: electronic power (will be implemented in Qasqhai and X-Trail) and 100% electric, which is the subject of this article.

Thus, the brand invested 1,000 million euros in England to create a global center for electrification (production of electric vehicles) and batteries. And here also the brand is positioning itself for Europe, building an internal and developing a new brand image for this audience, where they want to establish themselves as “a Japanese brand that intends to defy convention.”

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In a highly successful presentation that focused on the brand’s new positioning and then Ariya (not yet finalized), Nissan wants to be “recognized as the Japanese brand with the most exciting range of electric crossovers.”

And what is ARIA after all?

Inspired by the Japanese culture of minimalism (simplicity + flowing lines), the coupé design is believed to have found a successful formula between electric motor, crossover and high performance.

The front boasts a new brand image with a new logo (it is not known if it can glow at the back), a new radiator grille and an all-LED light signature.

On the side, the brand refers to a design inspired by the “horizon line”, with the back of the logo in full and where the horizontal luminous signature always stands out.

As an unfinished version, some details have not yet been fully defined, as well as details such as assembly and quality of some materials. But one could understand that with the help of these presentations, the brand collects the necessary metrics from journalists and dealers, so that they can later be analyzed and included in the production version.

The minimalist interior – reminiscent of Honda and – two panels (dash and center) side-by-side and integrated into the dashboard is a trend that I welcome as it is my preference, allowing the driver not to look too far. away from the road and that the center screen doesn’t look like an almost retrofitted accessory

In this first approach, the focus on Japanese minimalism was adopted in a dashboard with straight lines and a “bare” shape, with two storage compartments and a sliding electric center console in an interior with large interior space.

The smart key recognizes the driver’s profile and adjusts the interior to suit it.

Final Notes: Updates are now available over the air; it has two engines, which guarantees full traction and, on paper, good cornering behavior; the top version has 394 hp. and the pre-sale starts in January 2022 with the first deliveries in the summer of 2022, the prices have not yet been determined and are being “finalized” – this is understandable, since a lot can change by the end of the year (drivers of the crisis, raw materials, the state budget, …)

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Everything has been delivered. 10 Bugatti Centodieci are already in the hands of the owners



Everything has been delivered.  10 Bugatti Centodieci are already in the hands of the owners

OAll Bugatti Centodieci have been delivered, the Molsheim-based brand said on Monday. Cristiano Ronaldo received the number 07 in October this year. and Bugatti has now revealed that the latest unit – #10 – is already in the possession of its owner.

“The Centodieci combines all the values ​​of the Bugatti brand in an extraordinary package: rarity, innovation, heritage, craftsmanship and unrivaled performance. The production batch of 10 units was so in demand by our customers that it was sold before the Centodieci. was even officially presented,” said Christophe Piochon, president of Bugatti.

This latest example is finished in Quartz White with carbon fiber trim on the bottom and matte grilles. The brake calipers are painted in Light Blue Sport, as is the logo on the rear that refers to the EB110, the iconic Bugatti model that inspired this Centodieci. Inside, the predominant color is also blue, as you can see in the images above.

This block is powered by the same block as the other nine instances. The 8.0-liter W16 with four turbines is capable of developing 1600 hp. In terms of performance, this allows the Centodieci to hit 100 km/h in just 2.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 380 km/h.

Recall that each unit costs the owners eight million euros before taxes.

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The first Dacia hybrid. “The cheapest hybrid family on the market”



The first Dacia hybrid.  "The cheapest hybrid family on the market"

BUT Dacia revealed this Monday that the hybrid engine has been available since March on the Jogger, the Romanian brand’s model known to be available with a seven-seat variant.

The Jogger Hybrid 140, Dacia’s first hybrid, will hit dealerships in March, but customers can expect and order it as early as January.

The price has been revealed by Dacia and since it’s only available in the seven-seater SL Extreme, it starts at €28,800. The brand claims it is “the most affordable hybrid family car on the market.”

Available in six existing colors to celebrate the launch of this hybrid, there will be a slate gray version, as you can see in the images above.

Equipped with a 1.6 liter four-cylinder petrol engine with 90 hp, the Jogger is also powered by two electric motors (a 50 hp engine and a high-voltage starter-generator). The total power is 140 horsepower. The electric transmission is automatic, four-speed, connected to an internal combustion engine, and two speeds are connected to an electric motor. This combined technology was possible, according to Dacia, only due to the lack of clutch.

Combined with the energy recovery levels of the 1.2kWh (230V) battery pack and the efficiency of the automatic transmission, regenerative braking delivers all-electric traction on 80% of urban journeys and saves up to 40% of fuel compared to a combustion engine vehicle.

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See how Tesla tests its electric Semi truck in the worst-case scenarios



Tesla Semi camião elétrico testes

Tesla has finally been able to bring its long-awaited Semi to market. This electric truck promises to revolutionize transportation and bring all the unique characteristics of this type of electric vehicle to this class of vehicles.

Now that the first units have been delivered, there is hope that they will finally be mass-produced and reach more transport companies. With so many promises to be kept, a new video is now emerging showing Tesla testing its Semi truck under worst-case scenarios.

Tesla Semi is already on the market

Like all Tesla electric vehicles, Semi follows the same line of creating a unique design associated with a platform with the most modern technology available. The proof is in what was presented to the public and surprised most people.

To prove the quality of this new proposal, Tesla published in your LinkedIn account new video. In it, he reveals some of the testing he's done to determine the strength and quality of the Semi's design and its (potential) durability.

Tests to prove its durability

It has been revealed that the Tesla electric truck is subjected to numerous tests and its application in the worst scenarios that drivers may face. It doesn't stop at the ruggedness of the Semi's designs, but goes further and focuses on the motors and batteries themselves.

This is the proof that many have been waiting for to ensure that this new proposal is not limited to a lot of autonomy. Its resistance is great and will provide greater durability, further enhancing the Semi's value and performance.

high quality electric truck

Tesla has already showcased the Semi's quality with a video showing its truck driving roughly 500 miles on just one charge. The big news here is that he managed to make this long journey with a maximum load of about 37 tons.

Now Tesla remains to widely place the Semi on the market. At the moment, only a few companies have access to this new product, with a very long list of pending deliveries, who want to start mass-using this electric truck offering.

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