才剛進入2021年，特斯拉（Tesla）也於月初宣布大降價，中國製Model Y SUV在中國售價從人民幣48.8萬元降至33.99萬元，一口氣調降近15萬元人民幣（約新台幣65萬元），消息公布後的10小時內，特斯拉中國網站一度癱瘓，訂單數量翻漲飆至10萬輛，造成相當大的轟動。
▲中國製Model Y SUV在中國售價從人民幣48.8萬元降至33.99萬元。（圖片來源／Tesla）
根據外媒《BARRON'S》報導，33.99萬人民幣的Model Y售價已經低於36.8萬人民幣的蔚來跨界車EC6；小鵬電動車G3雖然價格低較低，但性能表現也不及，零百加速需要花費9秒的時間，特斯拉僅需5秒即可達成現；理想ONE SUV起價則為32.8萬元，總裁沈文凱表示希望該車型可以成為30萬至35萬價格區間內最暢銷車款。
中國製造的特斯拉Model Y車型於去年11月下旬才獲准在中國出售，也將繼續在中國生產Model 3轎車。而執行長 Elon Musk 在最近的電話會議上也表示，降低汽車價格是一件重要的事情，他認為特斯拉並不缺乏消費者對品牌的渴望，但消費者可能會缺乏負擔產品的能力。
▲特斯拉執行長 Elon Musk認為降低汽車價格是一件重要的事情。（圖片來源／Tesla）
According to two sources familiar with the matter, Indian carmaker Mahindra & Mahindra has had to cut more than half of its North American workforce since mid-2020, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as its ongoing legal battle with FCA.
The company’s North American unit had over 500 employees in early 2020, with “hundreds of workers” having been laid off since to the tune of two-thirds of the total staffing, as per Reuters.
People were reportedly let go from positions such as engineering, manufacturing and even sales. Mahindra Automotive North America (MANA) admits that it has furloughed some staff and laid off others because of the pandemic, but no official figures have been provided.
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“This forced us to halt production and furlough our manufacturing team and some additional people across several functions, including the Roxor sales team,” said the carmaker, while adding that it now expects to recall a large group of employees after a favorable ruling in the lawsuit against FCA.
Currently valued at just over $12.6 billion, Mahindra is still looking to sell its stake in South Korean brand Ssangyong Motor. It has also called off a joint venture deal with Ford, while pulling the plug on its U.S. electric scooter business GenZe.
Mahindra’s goal moving forward is to focus resources on developing a core portfolio of SUVs and electric vehicles.
“We are going to look ahead at how we can accelerate our investment in electric and really start moving to the new age. We clearly hold the ambition to be a global brand and there again the electric journey is an important one,” said deputy managing exec Anish Shah.
At the core of this custom expedition rig sits a range-topping Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, although tuner TruckHouse will let you choose which Tacoma model you’d like them to use for your camper. The introductory price is $285,000.
Every one of these builds will come standard with a single-piece carbon fiber reinforced composite house. Over 1,000 hours went into making sure that the camper matches the body lines, proportions and the utility of the Tacoma.
While there’s no final weight figure, the empty BCT shell weighs just 500 lbs (227 kg).
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“We started by breaking down what the perfect overland camping experience was to us, and from there we built the most capable and livable vehicle we could imagine,” said TruckHouse COO and co-founder Nicolo Monforte, as quoted by New Atlas. “We selected the Toyota Tacoma for its modest size, maneuverability, and proven longevity. We then built a carbon fiber-reinforced composite house to match everything we love about the truck and its utility.”
In terms of features, the house comes with multi-access gear storage, a torsion-free mounting system, automatic awning, low profile rooftop solar array, 10-speaker weatherproof sound bar, 3-point locking entry door and an electric entry step.
Meanwhile, the truck itself features an Expedition long travel suspension, drilled and slotted disc brakes (front and rear), fully fabricated rear axle, high output alternator, high clearance front and rear bumpers, Safari snorkel, rotary forged wheels, oversized all-terrain tires, recovery ladders and off-road accessory lighting.
As for the interior, it’s all about the camper, which comes with a cabover queen bed and rear dinette full bed, integrated hydronic heating, 7 safari-style dual-paned windows, oversized skylight, integrated blinds and screens, multi-speed ventilation fan, stainless galley sink, Bosch speed oven, swivel-mounted 32″ LED TV, 12v air conditioning, a lithium battery bank and more. You can check out all the specs right here.
While the introductory price is $285k, a full options variant could run you as high as $380,000, which is more than what you’d pay for a Rolls-Royce Cullinan.
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