Xiaomi is Investing $10 Billion to Make EVs

Xiaomi had quite a busy two days, and yesterday was all about a bunch of Mi 11’s while today, Xiaomi announced its plan for EVs and the Mi Mix Fold and Mi Notebook Pro. So it means that after democratizing the smartphone industry, Xiaomi is all set to shake up the automobile segment.

In an official announcement, Xiaomi shared that it plans to set up a wholly-owned subsidiary with an estimated investment of $10 billion over 10 years, starting with an initial investment of $1.5 billion. Lei Jun, CEO of Xiaomi, will be seeing over Xiaomi’s EV division.


According to a Bloomberg report, the Chinese smartphone giant will invest 100 billion yuan in the next three years, with 60% of the Chinese electronics giant’s total investment, while the rest of the funds will be raised externally.

Recently Reuters reported that Xiaomi would be partnering with Great Wall Motor Co Ltd to build its electric vehicle. If sources are to be believed, an official announcement regarding the team-up could be coming in weeks. The rumours suggest that Xiaomi’s first electric car will be debuting in 2023, much before the Apple Car.

Huawei Might Join Xiaomi in the EV Race Soon

Well, Xioami is not going to be alone as rumours have suggested that Huawei is also looking to build EVs. An alleged source has claimed that Huawei has approached Changan Automobile and BluePark New Energy Technology regarding its electric vehicle plans.

Xiaomi will be joining the many other smartphone manufacturers, including Cupertino giant, Apple which is rumoured to be working on a smart electric vehicle. Moreover, Chinese search giant Baidu Inc. and Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd are also collaborating to build electric cars.

Meanwhile, Samsung and LG have been developing batteries for electric vehicles for quite a time now, and Samsung also acquired infotainment giant Harman a few years ago. So both Samsung and LG have their hands dipped in the automobile industry already, and it won’t take them long to follow up with others.

Leave a Reply

Latest posts

HTC Announces Vive Flow : Compact VR Headset For Mobile Phones

The HTC Vive Flow comes in at 499$ and shipments start arriving in November. HTC Vive Flow Specifications The HTC Vive Flow is HTC's new and...

Why The 2020 M1 MacBook Air Is Still The VFM King.

The M1 chipset succeeds to win our hearts yet again. One year later since launch In late 2020, when Apple announced the M1 chipset alongside a...

Microsoft Announces XBOX Series X Spongebob-Squarepants And TMNT Edition Consoles

Limited-run consoles by Microsoft announced with inspiration from Nickelodeon characters Limited edition XBOX series X Launch details https://twitter.com/Xbox/status/1447562902496366593 Both limited edition Xbox series X variants are being...

Loading Next Article