Xiaomi’s pretty much done it all – in addition to smartphones, the China-based electronics giant has tried its hand at home appliances, e-scooters, and looks like we’re about to get a Xiaomi-branded electric vehicle soon. Newly-spotted job listings from the company indicate that the launch of its first-ever EV is near, which is now expected to come in multiple models.
Some of the job listings refer to work on EREV (extended range electric vehicle) tech, which points to the possibility that Xiaomi might launch an EREV variant of its new vehicle, alongside a more “standard” model. A report from tech site Pandaily states that Xiaomi is planning to launch its “Modena” EV in three variants, with different hardware configurations based on pricing.
These will consist of an entry-level model with a 400-volt architecture with a battery sourced from BYD, a more premium model with CATL’s high-end Qlin 101 kWh battery and 800-volt architecture, and a 1.5-liter engine EREV configuration.
At the moment, the report does not specify if the EREV model will be available immediately at launch, or if Xiaomi will launch it at a later date.
Source: Arena EV