Xiaomi: Xiaomi’s first electric car claims to have ‘better’ tech than Tesla
From phones to trimmers to weighing machine and now cars. Xiaomi has officially entered the electric vehicle market with the unveiling of its first car, the SU7 Max. The sleek sedan boasts a range of impressive features and specifications that could potentially rival established players like Tesla. In fact, Xiaomi during the unveiling touted some features that are claimed to offer better tech than Tesla.
The SU7 Max is powered by Xiaomi’s own HyperEngine electric motors, which can rev up to 21,000rpm. This translates to a 0-100km/h acceleration time of just 2.78 seconds, beating even Tesla’s Model S. The SU7 Max also boasts a long driving range of up to 800km (497 miles) on a single charge, according to Xiaomi. The car is built on Xiaomi’s own Modena Architecture, which utilises a die-cast chassis with a clamping force of 9,100 tons, exceeding that of Tesla’s vehicles.
The SU7 Max comes equipped with Xiaomi’s HyperOS in-car entertainment system, powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8295 processor. The system boasts a fast boot time of just 1.49 seconds and allows you to control various aspects of the car, including media, seats, and even your Xiaomi smart home appliances, through the 16.1-inch 3K central touchscreen.
For rear-seat entertainment, the SU7 Max offers optional Xiaomi Pad tablets that can be mounted on magnetic ports behind the front headrests. These tablets can be charged wirelessly with up to 22.5W output. A 23-speaker Dolby Atmos sound system ensures an immersive audio experience for all passengers.
The SU7 Max is equipped with Xiaomi’s Pilot autonomous driving platform, powered by up to two NVIDIA Drive Orin processors and an array of sensors, including a top-mounted Lidar with a visual range of up to 200 meters and pixel accuracy down to 0.1 meters.
Xiaomi is opening up its Xiaomi CarIOT ecosystem to third-party developers, allowing for the integration of various smart car features and accessories.
While Xiaomi has not yet revealed the official pricing for the SU7 Max, the car is expected to be launched in China sometime in 2024.