Chinese tech company Xiaomi enters the automotive sector, unveiling its first Electric Car

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Global technology brand Xiaomi on Thursday announced its foray into the automotive industry by unveiling its long-awaited first electric car. The company launched two electric car named Xiaomi SU7 and Xiaomi SU7 Max.

“Xiaomi SU7 has made significant progress as Xiaomi has completed the Human X Car, X Home smart ecosystem from the smartphone industry to the automotive sector,” the company posted on X.

According to the company, the Xiaomi SU7 Max accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 2.78 seconds. The Xiaomi Su 7 accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 5.28 seconds. AU7 has a top speed of 210 kmph and SU7 Max has a top speed of 265 kmph.

The Xiaomi Su 7 accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 2.78 seconds. With this single move, the 2S officially joins the ‘supercar club’.

Also, the company said that the new EV will be available in three color variants namely Aqua Blue, Mineral Gray and Verdant Green. E-motors, batteries, hypercasting, autonomous driving and smart cabins are the five main technologies used in EVs.

The SU7 will come in two configurations, one with a rear-wheel drive powertrain and the other with a twin-motor, all-wheel drive layout.

The rear-wheel drive car uses a 400-volt, 73.7 kW battery pack and has a range of 415 miles (668 km) according to Chinese government test cycles.

Similarly, the all-wheel drive SU7 comes with a 101kWh pack that runs on 800 volts, enabling very fast charging. The pack also gives this version a range of 497 miles (800 km), and this is based on the Chinese test cycle.

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Although Xiaomi is sourcing the batteries from CATL, the motors are its own design and the current spec, the V6S, claims to exceed anything Tesla or Porsche currently makes in terms of weight or speed, reaching 21,000 rpm.

Xiaomi is also responsible for the software in this car. You can expect the SU7 to sync with all the other Xiaomi gadgets in your life, as well as mobile apps and streaming content. For self-driving capability there is a roof-mounted lidar.

While the price of the EV is unknown. Many expect the Su 7 to be priced between 200,000 yuan and 300,000 yuan.

Sales of the Su 7 are likely to start next year. It will be produced by Chinese-owned automaker BAIC Group’s Beijing factory with a capacity of 200,000 vehicles per year.

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