Final September, Xiaomi’s CEO Lei Jun obtained folks very excited (on Twitter) by the prospect of quickly having one other electrical automotive alternative that resonates with “reasonably priced.” On the time, folks have been speaking a couple of ~$20k Xiaomi EV (electrical automobile), presumably arriving available on the market in 2024.
The current rumors now point out a value beginning at $38k and going nicely above that for fancier choices. That’s fairly a value enhance, but it surely appears extra practical if we’re speaking a couple of sedan (codename Modena) that might be engaging and aggressive with rivals like Tesla and others.
In fact, it stays to be seen what battery and motor choices can be supplied and the way good the construct high quality is. Xiaomi has a superb monitor file in constructing expertise merchandise with nice worth. They’ve efficiently entered many markets with varied on a regular basis digital merchandise, so we are able to’t discard an EV product.
If the identical philosophy might be utilized to EVs, they might be onto one thing huge. Nevertheless, we’ll have to attend and see as a result of EVs are nonetheless a topic of intense analysis, in contrast to many home equipment and even smartphones.
Nevertheless, the market is shortly maturing to the purpose the place electrical vehicles are a recognized product with a superb provide chain, permitting newcomers to construct a automotive with largely current designs.
Rumors about 400V or 800V batteries appear plausible, however we marvel if Xiaomi will certainly function each Qualcomm and NVIDIA (Orin X) chips, because the rumors declare. The final spherical of specs rumors is accompanied by a reported sighting of a prototype, coated with fabric, close to Xiaomi’s analysis amenities.
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