Xiaomi is carrying out an ambitious project that will lead the Chinese company to debut in the world of electric cars. As we know, the company will invest 10 billion dollars over 10 years in this project. The first model seems to be launched in 2024. Nothing is known about the technical characteristics yet, but it seems that a first prototype may be shown in the third quarter of 2022.
The electric cars will be built inside a factory to be built in Beijing. Once fully operational, the goal is to produce 300 thousand cars a year from this establishment. As it turns out, it looks like Xiaomi is already planning one second factory that could have its headquarters in Shanghai. A report by Gasgoo says that several references to a large Xiaomi hiring plan for the Shanghai area were found within the Chinese company database Qichacha.
In particular, the company is also looking for suppliers with specific skills in the automotive sector ranging from assembly lines to die-casting machines, passing through battery charging / discharging equipment. It is worth noting that the Chinese company, in October 2021, had purchased a new land of 16,666 square meters in Shanghai, generically speaking of the construction of a new headquarters for this city.
Like all reports, this too must be taken with due caution, but it seems that Xiaomi is working precisely to build a new car production plant within the city of Shanghai. All that remains is to wait for the arrival of further news on Xiaomi’s project in the electric car sector. As we know, the company is carrying out the work without providing any particular updates.
If the company really does build a second factory for its cars, this could be crucial for the models that will arrive later. Indeed, the plan would be to launch 4 battery-powered models by 2027: two mid-range cars characterized by the presence of Level 2+ assisted driving and two other high-end cars with Level 3 driving assistance.