Xiaomi produces many products. Many of you know Xiaomi only by smartphones and mobile accessories. However, the Chinese manufacturer also produces laptops, tablets, monitors, cameras and even sneakers, backpacks and many other products that are not related to electronics.
If you look globally, why does Xiaomi not to produce the electric car? In principle, modern electric cars like Tesla use the same batteries as smartphones, but are much larger.
Xiaomi has its own hardware and software, so an electric car from Xiaomi looks quite realistic.
So far, Xiaomi is already working on its first electric car. To be precise, Baojun produces electric cars, while Xiaomi provides them with software.
Xiaomi and Baojun have already introduced two electric cars – Baojun E300 and the Baojun E300 Plus. Let’s talk about their features. Will the new electric cars from Xiaomi be available on global market?
Images and even videos of Xiaomi Baojun E300 and Baojun E300 Plus electric cars have already been published on the Internet. As you can see, these are compact cars with quite futuristic design.
To be honest, it is hard to imagine such a car on our roads. On the other hand, very small cars ride on bicycle roads in Amsterdam. In Europe and Asian countries, small cars are very popular.
The electric car Xiaomi Baojun E300 will be available with 2 or 3 seats, while Xiaomi Baojun E300 Plus can carry up to four people.
We also have information on exact vehicle dimensions: 262 x 164 x 158 cm. They are pretty compact, aren’t they?
In general, Xiaomi electric cars look very futuristic: LED headlights, electronic dashboard, and much more.
Xiaomi Electric Cars Specifications
As for performance, we know that Baojun E300 can drive 260 km on a single charge, while the Plus version can drive 305 km.
The battery capacity of the basic version is 16.8 kWh, but nothing is yet known about the battery in Baojun E300 Plus.
By the way, the cars have very small 12-inch wheels.
Baojun E300 has an electric motor with 39 horsepower. Baojun E300 Plus has the same motor, but more powerful – 55 horsepower.
Xiaomi Is Responsible For Software
As you understand, Baojun is responsible for all the specifications that I said above. As for Xiaomi, the Chinese manufacturer is responsible for the software for the new electric cars.
The cars have a built-in Xiaomi AIoT system, which is also used in other Xiaomi devices such as smartphones, tablets, cameras, and other devices.
This means that electric cars can be controlled by smartphones. Of course, not in the literal sense. I doubt we’ll be able to drive a car through a smartphone screen. It’s very unsafe.
However, we can rely on some useful features with a smartphone, such as opening or closing doors, checking battery levels, receiving notifications and calls, and much more.
What Is The Price of Xiaomi Electric Cars?
Electric cars Baojun E300 and Baojun E300 Plus will be sold in China at 60,000 and 70,000 yuan, respectively. This is about $8,700 and $1,070.
Unfortunately, there is no information about international market sales so far. To be honest, I don’t even hope so. I think that Xiaomi Baojun E300 and Baojun E300 Plus are an experiment.
Now we know that Xiaomi is capable of making an electric car, and it is likely to enter the car market in the coming years.