Li Auto will launch its second production model the L9 on June 21 and is ready to ramp up production in its factory in the eastern city of Changzhou, chief executive Li Xiang said on June 4 on his Weibo account. In August, the company will begin delivering the family sports utility vehicle, with a price tag between RMB 450,000 ($67,635) and RMB 500,000, and is confident of achieving monthly delivery of more than 10,000 new cars from September, according to Li. The electric vehicle startup delivered 4,167 vehicles in April, as it was among the numerous auto firms hit by China’s Covid-19 lockdowns; that number rose to 11,496 in May. [Li Xiang, in Chinese]