Earlier this week, we unveiled a new entrant into the automotive arena from smartphone giant Huawei. Now, Xiaomi, another prominent tech brand, has stepped into the automotive realm with the SU7, making its mark ahead of Apple in the race for tech-inspired cars. Despite Xiaomi being a well-known smartphone manufacturer globally, its foray into electric vehicles is noteworthy.
In contrast to some counterparts, Xiaomi’s debut electric car, the SU7, is distinctly branded under Xiaomi rather than adopting a separate nomenclature. Interestingly, the vehicle’s development wasn’t entirely in-house; instead, it’s a collaborative effort with BAIC, incorporating batteries from Catl and BYD.
The Xiaomi SU7 offers two versions, with the entry-level variant featuring rear-wheel drive, boasting 299 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque. Meanwhile, the four-wheel-drive iteration, equipped with two electric motors, commands an impressive 673 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque. Accelerating up to 265 kilometers per hour, the top model showcases remarkable performance.
Powering these electric marvels are batteries, either a 73.6 kWh variant from BYD or a larger 101 kWh version from Catl. According to Chinese measurements, the entry-level model with the smaller battery pack can cover 668 kilometers, while the four-wheel-drive variant with the larger battery extends the range to an impressive 800 kilometers.
Production of the Xiaomi SU7 is slated to commence in the first half of 2024, but whether this fully electric offering will make its way to the Netherlands remains uncertain. Xiaomi’s bold entry into the electric vehicle market adds an intriguing chapter to the evolving landscape of tech-driven automotive innovation.
Xiaomi’s first car has truly created a paradigm shift in the realm of automotive technology with its innovative V6 engine that does not require fuel. This remarkable achievement sets the stage for a more sustainable future, not only reshaping our perspectives on transportation but also challenging our dependency on fossil fuels. It showcases how technology can be harnessed to create eco-friendly solutions without compromising on power and performance. As consumers, it is now our responsibility to support and embrace this change for the betterment of our environment. Let’s drive into a greener future by endorsing vehicles like Xiaomi’s fuel-free car and making smarter choices today for a sustainable tomorrow.