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Pyka has introduced the Pelican Cargo, a large autonomous electric aircraft, as the latest addition to its industrial aircraft fleet. The Pelican Cargo is the world’s largest, zero-emission cargo airplane with a range of 200 miles, a 400-pound payload, and 66 cubic feet of cargo volume. Pyka has received over 80 pre-commitments for the Pelican Cargo from three launch customers in North America and Europe. The aircraft is undergoing testing and is expected to start commercial operations in the second half of 2023.
Zeekr has previewed its third production model, an electric crossover SUV ahead of its planned unveiling at the 2023 Shanghai auto show in April.
QuantumScape claims its solid state batteries have a volumetric energy density of 1 kWh/l, which is four times that of the current Tesla Model 3 battery, and a weight energy density of 380-500 Wh/kg, compared to 260 Wh/kg for Tesla. The battery can be charged from 0 to 80% in just 15 minutes and can retain over 80% of its capacity after 800 cycles.
Mercedes-Benz has announced that its Drive Pilot system has reached SAE Level 3 automation, which is higher than Tesla’s current level of self-driving which is at SAE Level 2.
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