Xiaomi, the company known worldwide for its smartphones and devices for the consumer market, has entered the automotive world. It was already more than a year ago, in March 2021, when Xiaomi announced that it would enter the electric vehicle sector with an investment of $10 billion. We now see the results, since it is expected that Xiaomi’s first prototype electric car is coming in August.
It was March 2021 when Xiaomi announced the investment of 10,000 million years to devote to the next 10 years to enter the world of electric cars. A few months later, in October 2021, a certain Xiaomi electric car (electric vehicle) was expected for the first half of 2024. However, it seems that we will see it much earlier, since next month, in August, a first prototype should arrive.
Xiaomi’s electric car was designed by HVST Automobile Design
HVST Automobile Design may not be familiar to you, but it’s the company behind the Maven concept car. The Maven World Champion (WM Motor) was a prototype electric car that was introduced a few years ago. It promised to fill a large the rapidity, acceleration there distance able to wander, to wait until 800 kilometers in a charge cycle. Although the company looks like Germanthe reality is that WM Motor or Weltmeister is a chinese manufacturer and as such, the fame of the Chinese for copying the designs is present.
We thus have an image of the Maven prototype itself and below a supposed design of the future Xiaomi car. Basically we have a traced designthe only difference being the brand change to Mi from Xiaomi and the color black. But before setting off the alarms, this it’s a rendersince the official car is under Tissue it does not reveal more than in any case its proportions and its structure.
However, we cannot exclude that Xiaomi really ends to copy who design in one way or another. It would be curious, since WM Motors itself did not launch the Maven on the market, but a certain U7 World Champion which didn’t have the same design, although it was still futuristic.
They are expected to go on sale in 2024, priced between $22,200 and $44,400.
June leiCEO of Xiaomi, intends to show off the first prototype of its line of electric cars at a public event next August. According to him, it happens two-thirds of his time at the headquarters of Xiaomi Auto to ensure that the project is progressing as planned. That said, in the presentation of the prototype, road tests, including the first winter tests. We hope to build a manufacturing plant there R&D center by Xiaomi Auto in Yizhuangwhere these vehicles will be manufactured.
Even so, will have to wait until 2024, where the company’s first cars will roll off the production line. The ability to production planned should be 300,000 cars per year when the plant is running at full capacity. Before that, it is estimated that they will be able to manufacture 150,000 cars per year during the early stage Manufacturing. That said, the team I+D is made up of a workforce of more than 1,000 employees and constantly growing.
All this will lead to 4 models of electric cars from Xiaomi, which will cover the segments A+ there B. The model of slice A+ will have a selling price between 150,000 years 200,000 RMBthat is to say between 22,200 years $29,600 and will be compatible with Autonomous driving L2. By contrast, B-segment cars will cost between 200,000 and 300,000 RMBBetween $29,600 and $44,400 and will be compatible with autonomous driving L3 (level 3).