Companies are increasing their investments in the electric vehicle (EV) sector and increasing competition as Tesla’s electric cars gain popularity around the world.
According to early CNBC reports, Huawei has rarely revealed details about its new electric car, and its performance is not only comparable to Tesla’s Model Y. In other words, Huawei is openly competing with Tesla, which is owned by Elon Musk, the world’s richest man. The Huawei Aito M5 is said to have sound-proof glass.
Huawei, Chinese telecommunications and mobile phone manufacturer has returned to the automobile industry. Significantly, the company has entered the field of automation and has outperformed other Chinese firms in this regard. This is the HarmonyOS that Google has been using on its mobile phones since Google stopped using Android, and is now running on the Aito M5, a dual-fuel electric car.
Huawei says it will begin shipping its new cars around February 20 next year. The final cost of the Aito M5 is about $ 39,063 (RMB 250,000), while the Tesla Model Y costs about $ 44,072 ($ 280,752).
The announcement comes less than a week after Tesla’s rival Chinese company Nio unveiled its ET5 electric sedan. The new Nio, which will be available in September next year, will be priced at $ 51,250 (328,000 yuan), while the ET7, which will be available in March, will be priced at $ 70,326 (448,000 yuan).
Huawei’s new car is said to be equipped with double-layer and sound-proof mirrors to prevent external noise at all. “You can tell if a car is really a premium by listening to it,” said Richard Yu, Huawei’s CEO and CEO. Chinese carmakers want consumers to feel like a smartphone.
Huawei’s Aito M5 is its first model to “add intelligence to auto.” It means adding intelligence to the car. Huawei used to produce everything needed for Seres, a car company, and now it’s custom-designed. Seres, also known as SF Motors, is based in Silicon Valley, USA, but surprisingly, it is a subsidiary of Sokon, a Chinese carmaker in the bush.