Science and Technology Desk: The popular smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has brought their first electric car ‘Xiaomi SU7’ to the market. It can run at a maximum speed of 265 km per hour. For now, the car has been brought to the Chinese market only.
Recently, Xiaomi revealed the look of two versions of this electric car — one with lidar and the other without lidar.
The car has two powertrain options – RWD and AWD. The E-sedan will be sold in a total of three variants. They are SU7, SU7Pro and SU7 Max.
The RWD version of the ‘Xiaomi SU7’ electric sedan has an electric motor mounted on the rear axle. The all-wheel drive (AWD) is capable of producing 663 bhp, while the RWD version can produce 295 bhp. The AWD consists of a 295 bhp electric motor, mounted on the front axle. The rear axle has a 368 bhp electric motor.
There is also a lower trim, Xiaomi’s SU7 electric SUV, whose battery packs are sourced from BYD. This is going to be an LFP unit. In that place, higher trims have CATL’s NMC battery pack, which is quite large. And for the weight of that battery, Xiaomi’s electric cars are getting a lot heavier. Xiaomi SU7 has a curb weight of 1,980 kg, while the top-end trim weighs 2,205 kg. The maximum speed of the lower variant is 210 kmph and the top speed of the higher variant is 265 kmph.
Xiaomi’s first electric car production will start in December 2023. Delivery will start from February 2024. Trial production of the car has already started at the factory in Beijing. Test vehicles have since rolled off the production line.
Now the question may arise in the mind of many people, which operating system will run Xiaomi’s electric car? It is reported that the Xiaomi SU7 Electric SUV will be powered by Hyper OS.
Incidentally, Xiaomi launched this smartphone operating system a week ago.