GM, Ram, ZEEKR, and Li Auto

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GM, Ram, ZEEKR, and Li Auto

GM Ditches Apple and Android

👍 GM has confirmed the new $130,000 Cadillac Escalade IQ won't include Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, instead featuring Google built-in infotainment software.

📺 Despite a 55-inch infotainment screen, the ultra-luxury EV will not support these popular phone projection features, aligning with GM's decision to restrict access to them in future EVs.

Ram Lands Fleet Deal

💰 Merchants Fleet has committed to purchasing 12,500 Ram ProMaster EVs over the next few years, making it a critical commercial customer for the all-new electric van from Stellantis.

🚙 As North America's first fully electric van, the Ram ProMaster EV is expected to transform the market with its innovative features and versatility. Following a similar deal with Amazon, the partnership adds momentum to Ram's electrification efforts.

ZEEKR v. Tesla?


👦 Young EV brand ZEEKR is teasing a performance version of its 001 sedan, aiming to enter the sports car segment and targeting Tesla.

⏩ Owned by Geely, ZEEKR is quickly expanding with new models like the ZEEKR X SUV, designed to compete with Tesla in China. The new performance sports car, 001 FR, will launch in weeks, priced above RMB 1 million ($138,700), as ZEEKR continues to reach milestones and expand into new markets.

Li Auto’s Plan

🥊 Li Auto plans to outsell BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi in China by 2024 as it accelerates new model launches and ramps production.

🔋 The Chinese automaker, which gained market share in the premium segment, targets 40,000 monthly deliveries in Q4 and expects its first pure electric model to lead in its price category. Li Auto's sales grew 145% in the first seven months of 2023, and the company aims to deliver over 100,000 vehicles in Q3.

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