Xiaomi wants to go all out in the electric car industry and its early reveal could be just weeks away.
Xiaomi has long ceased to be just a cell phone brand, increasing its presence in different areas of everyday life. Now, it is preparing to jump into one of the largest markets with what will be its first electric car .
According to reports, this car will be officially seen for the first time this August, so its arrival on the markets would be very close.
Xiaomi’s electric car
A few days ago, you could see photos of what would be Xiaomi ‘s first electric car touring the streets of China. The images revealed an autonomous driving system.
Xiaomi ‘s own CEO , Lei Jun, is taking an active part in this development, almost being the priority he has maintained in recent months.
As reported by CnevPost , the manufacture of the car is at an important point, so its revelation in August is almost a fact.
Xiaomi ‘s engineering prototype will undergo a series of tests after its debut, including its first “winter test,” the people said, adding that other tests will also take place in parallel.
Xiaomi is aiming for a mass production of its first model by 2024 and is speeding things up.
Xiaomi Auto has chosen a team from Shanghai HVST Automobile Design, which is also the design engineering team for the WM Motor Maven concept, according to the report. In the meantime, it’s started hiring a public relations director, which means it’s starting to move forward with marketing after the engineering prototype comes out.
#Xiaomi – Xiaomi’s is testing the auto-pilot (self-driving) system that they will use in the upcoming Xiaomi car. This is just a test of the auto-pilot, it’s not a Xiaomi car.#XiaomiCar pic.twitter.com/eQrAgPNZvV
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thousands of units
Last year, Xiaomi announced its entry into the electric car race, saying it plans to invest $10 billion in the business over the next 10 years . Last month, the company officially registered its electric vehicle business Xiaomi EV Inc.
The plans include the construction of a plant for the production of electric cars with an annual production of 300 thousand units .
Jun has already revealed the possible price of the future Xiaomi car. In China, the vehicle will retail for between 100,000 and 300,000 Chinese yuan ($16,000 to $47,000). Obviously, the manufacturer will offer different finishes and options that can raise or lower the price.