Smartphones are the great success for Xiaomi. The China manufacturer has long since grown into a major competitor to Samsung and Apple. But you don’t rest on that. There is now news about Xiaomi’s planned e-cars.
Especially around Black Friday, Xiaomi is one of the names that is practically on everyone’s lips. From smartphones and tablets to TVs and household appliances to vacuum robots and e-scooters, the Chinese company offers practically everything. But that’s not enough, too they will soon want to get involved in e-cars. Now the first plans for production have become known.
Xiaomi wants to start big: 300,000 e-cars per year from its own factory
It became known a few months ago that Xiaomi is preparing its entry into the e-car market. Contrary to what was recently assumed, the tech company from China does not want to have its electric cars produced by third parties. On the contrary: you plan one huge factory with an annual capacity of 300,000 pieces (Those: Reuters).
Right from the start, that would be more than one Quarter of the production volume of the top electric dog Tesla, which is set to break the million mark for the first time this year. Compared to the industry giants, the numbers are small, but VW and Toyota, for example, don’t just build e-cars.
Cooperation such as with Great Wall Motors is still conceivable, but Xiaomi apparently does not want to rely on external production capacities. The first own production should according to internal sources in Beijing develop. It is assumed that the new factory will reach full capacity for the first time in 2024. The starting shot for production could therefore be given earlier.
Does Xiaomi take the competition as a model for e-cars?
Specific details about Xiaomi’s own electric cars are not yet known. In the smartphone sector, the manufacturer has long been based on the sizes of the industry Samsung and Apple are now superior in some ways – such as the charging speed, one of the most important features of electric cars.
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The report by the Reuters news agency also shows that Xiaomi also wants to set up its headquarters and development department in Beijing. The Xiaomi stores such as in Düsseldorf could in the long term from the smartphone shop to Showrooms for the Chinese e-cars will.