At present, as 6park stated, the Xiaomi Group has determined to construct a automobile and regards it as a strategic choice. However however, the precise kind and path of Xiaomi’s automobile manufacturing haven’t but been decided, and there should be variables.
Affected by this information, the Hong Kong shares of Xiaomi Group rose 11.81% after which fell barely. As of the shut, Xiaomi Hong Kong shares reached HK$30.65, a rise of 6.424%.
Nonetheless, apparently, Xiaomi didn’t present a sure reply. It simply stated ‘wait and see’.
Individuals Shut To Xiaomi: I Have Not Heard That Xiaomi Is Going To Construct A Automobile
After the information that Xiaomi confirmed that it was going to construct a automobile, media instantly contacted many individuals near Xiaomi and Lei Jun. And the opposite occasion stated that they’d not heard the information that Xiaomi was going to construct a automobile. An individual near Xiaomi instantly said that there isn’t a purpose for Xiaomi to construct a automobile. He talked about the next key factors:
(1) Xiaomi nonetheless has a number of alternatives within the smartphone market. After Huawei’s chip provide was lower off, smartphone manufacturing was inadequate, leaving a number of house within the home market free. On the identical time, in Europe, Huawei can be in a development of considerable contraction. The gross sales of Xiaomi smartphones have a number of room for progress in China and overseas. Xiaomi ought to give precedence to its core market.
(2) Not like Baidu, Xiaomi doesn’t have a lot accumulation within the fields of autonomous driving and Web of Autos, and has no core competitiveness in essentially the most crucial automotive intelligence.
(3) The automobile doesn’t have a whole foundry system. And the problem of constructing a automobile in a self-built manufacturing unit and manufacturing a smartphone shouldn’t be an order of magnitude. Xiaomi’s expertise within the subject of smartphone manufacturing is troublesome to reuse.
(4) If begin constructing vehicles now, they are going to be available on the market in 2025 on the earliest. By then, the electrical automobile military of conventional automobile corporations corresponding to Volkswagen and Toyota has already rushed in. It’s troublesome for brand spanking new manufacturers to compete with conventional automobile corporations. New automobile gamers corresponding to Xiaopeng, Weilai, and Very best have seized the chance of time and took the lead in seizing a sure market when conventional automobile corporations didn’t have ace electrical vehicles.
Lastly, he additionally emphasised that if Xiaomi insists on constructing a automobile, it’s extra probably that Xiaomi will enter by the acquisition of a automobile firm. So the opportunity of self-development from scratch could be very low.
Xiaomi Has Beforehand Deployed In The Automotive Discipline
Earlier than lastly deciding to construct a automobile, it has already made preparations within the automotive subject one after one other. In 2014, Xiaomi invested in map producer Kay Rucker. In 2015 and 2016, Lei Jun, by Shunwei Capital, successively invested within the new home car-making forces Weilai and Xiaopeng Motors. However all of them targeted on co-investment. Since then, Shunwei Capital has invested in Xiaopeng Motors in 2019. As well as, in 2019, Mercedes-Benz Passenger Automobile China R&D Heart and Xiaomi’s clever voice assistant ‘Xiao Ai’ reached a cooperation.
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After that, Xiaomi additionally participated within the Collection B financing of PATEO, a automobile system service supplier, within the automotive subject, and registered the trademark of ‘Xiaomi Auto Union’. At current, the overall development of sensible electrical vehicles has arrived. Tesla and new automobile corporations are within the limelight. Apple, Google, Amazon, Baidu and different expertise and Web giants are actively deploying. It’s much more troublesome for Xiaomi, which began in manufacturing, to do nothing. Due to this fact, we’ll hear information as Xiaomi making vehicles sometimes. However this doesn’t imply we’ll see Xiaomi vehicles within the close to future.