EVs are getting popular by the second and it’s easy to see why. From the government to the common man everyone is ready to make the effort to switch to cleaner and greener energy to reduce the impact on the environment. Even smartphone makers are noticing this phenomenon and want to be a part of it which is why companies like Apple and Google are trying to enter the segment, however, we have another winner as First EV Modena by Chinese Smartphone Giant Xiaomi to Begin Production Soon.
The CEO of the Chinese tech giant company said that the winter tests of the model were successful and on the back of this news it is expected that the car might be released in the first half of this year. CEO Lei Jun is mostly working on this project extensively. Even if the model releases early next year it would still have beat companies like Apple and Sony to be the first smartphone company to produce EVs.
Up until last year, 3 billion Yuan or 433 million dollars was spent by Xiaomi on getting 2,300 people for the research and development team of the automotive department. Not only that but there’s also a manufacturing facility built by the company in Beijing. It doesn’t stop here as more such facilities are being planned for upcoming models. The facility in Beijing is expected to produce no less than 3 lakh models a year.
First EV Modena by Chinese Smartphone Giant Xiaomi to Begin Production Soon but that hasn’t stopped details about it from being released in the market. Its design cues are said to belong to BYD Seal electric sedan.
Apart from that some of its other features are also borrowed from other popular global models. The car is set to have four doors and will have flowing lines and an aerodynamic silhouette. It will have trident-shaped LED lights at the front resembling a McLaren 720S.
Other features of the model MS11 include large windshields, a panoramic sunroof that extends to the back, and yellow Brembo brake calipers. The tires of the model will have the company logo in the center.
The windshield will have a LiDAR sensor on top of it and the taillights are set to have a similar design to that of Aston Martin. The car will come with a self-developed electric motor, however, batteries will be provided by CATL and BYD.
The model boasts a 1,000 km range on a single charge and it is set to have an 800-volt system that can generate up to 260kW of power. The medium-sized sedan has got a sporty look and it is said that the car will be priced at around 350k Yuan.
The model is said to get super-fast charging which helps it reach 80% charge in 15 minutes. A rumored model codenamed Lemans is said to be the company’s second-gen EV that is supposedly being developed simultaneously.
Source: Hindustan Times