Smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi EV recently announced its five core technologies – E-Motor, Battery, Xiaomi Die-Casting, Xiaomi Pilot Autonomous Driving, and Smart Cabin. And the Chinese company’s first product will be an “eco-technology sedan” to rival the Tesla Model S or Porsche Taycan.
“Xiaomi has decided to invest tenfold, starting from the development of fundamental core technologies, committing to constructing an outstanding vehicle,” said Lei Jun, founder, chairman, and CEO of Xiaomi Group. “Through 15 to 20 years of effort, Xiaomi aims to become one of the top five global automakers.”
Xiaomi EV says it is committed to a bottom-up approach, starting from developing foundational core technologies and in-depth independent research in key technology sectors, and it aims to achieve high performance, eco-technology capabilities, and a comprehensive mobile smart space experience.
It claims the Xiaomi SU7 is a pinnacle of performance with cutting-edge technology and advanced driving experiences. With a self-developed E-motor – HyperEngine, CTB Integrated Battery Technology – and a series of technological innovations, such as the body structure manufactured from the Xiaomi Die-Casting T9100 die-casting cluster, Xiaomi SU7 Max achieves a zero-to-hundred acceleration in an impressive 2.78 seconds, firmly placing itself in the “sub-2-second supercar” club, while being capable of reaching a top speed of 265 km/h (although this is based on the Chinese CLTC test cycle, not the WLTP system used in Europe.
Xiaomi SU7 is also a truly versatile performer. With a fully self-developed Xiaomi Smart Chassis control algorithm, it possesses two major capabilities: Smart Multidimensional Sensing and Global Synchronized Control. This allows for millisecond-level adaptive dynamic chassis control across all scenarios, providing a stable handling experience while delivering an almost “bump-free” driving experience.
More importantly, Xiaomi SU7 incorporates three major ecosystem empowerments by integrating applications, hardware, and third-party CarIoT ecosystems, providing an unprecedented smart mobile space experience. The Xiaomi CarIoT ecosystem is fully open to third parties, featuring standardized interfaces, extensive communication protocol standards, and lightweight retrofit solutions for existing devices.
Lei Jun stated that Xiaomi’s entry into the automotive industry marks a significant leap. This represents a long-term commitment and deep investment in foundational core technologies, a coming-of-age moment for Xiaomi’s modern industrial intelligent manufacturing capabilities, and most importantly, a crucial step in completing the “Human x Car x Home” smart ecosystem. Lei Jun emphasized, “Xiaomi’s entry into the automotive industry signifies a new beginning for Xiaomi, I believe that one day, Xiaomi EVs will be a familiar sight on roads around the world.”