Xiaomi Launches Its First Electric Car Called SU7

Xiaomi, the Chinese tech giant, is stepping into the electric vehicle industry with the launch of its first car, the SU7. This event, which happened last Thursday, marks a significant shift for the company, known for its smartphones and other electronic devices.

Lei Jun, the founder and CEO of Xiaomi, unveiled the SU7 in Beijing. Lei’s announcement is not just about a new car; it’s a declaration of Xiaomi’s ambition to break into the top 5 automakers globally in the next two decades.

Lei Jun’s vision is to create a car that rivals the likes of Porsche and Tesla, though the price tag of the SU7 remains a mystery for now.

The SU7 will be available in three colors: Aqua Blue, Mineral Gray, and Verdant Green, as Lei Jun shared on X. The car’s performance is impressive: it accelerates from 0-100 km/h in a mere 2.78 seconds. This feat puts the SU7 in the elite “2s Supercar Club”.

Xiaomi is planning to start selling the SU7 in the coming months. Here’s a quick look at what this electric car offers:

  • Top Speed: 265km/h
  • Acceleration: From 0 to 200 km/h in 10.67 seconds
  • Charging Tech: 800V HyperCharge
  • Quick Charging: Up to 220 KM range with 5 minutes of charge, 510 KM range with 15 minutes of charge
  • Total Range: 800 KM CLTC recharge range

Additionally, Lei Jun announced a major coup for the company: American automobile designer Christopher Edward Bangle is joining Xiaomi as a design consultant. Bangle’s experience is expected to elevate the SU7’s design aesthetics. Lei Jun expressed surprise and pride in how Xiaomi managed to create such an impressive car in a short period.

This launch is a bold step for Xiaomi, showcasing its expansion beyond electronics into the automotive world. The SU7 seems set to make a significant impact in the electric vehicle market, offering high performance and innovative technology. It’s a statement of intent from Xiaomi: they’re not just a tech company anymore; they’re now a player in the automotive industry.

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