[News] Xiaomi Car Sales Soar, Suppliers Revealed

2024-03-29 Emerging Technologies editor

On March 28th, Xiaomi officially launched the electric vehicle Xiaomi SU7, featuring three configurations: the standard version priced at CNY 215,900, the Pro version at CNY 245,900, and the Max version at CNY 299,900.

According to Xiaomi Automotive’s Weibo account, within less than 30 minutes of the launch, the SU7 secured 50,000 orders.

In March 2021, Xiaomi founder Lei Jun officially announced Xiaomi’s venture into the automotive industry. Nearly three years later, with the release of the Xiaomi SU7, its associated suppliers have emerged. These include global giants like Qualcomm, NVIDIA, and Bosch, alongside Chinese suppliers such as BYD, CATL, Yangjie Electronic Technology, TCL, and BOE.

Regarding chip supply, NVIDIA provides autonomous driving chips for Xiaomi cars. The Xiaomi SU7 is equipped with two NVIDIA DRIVE Orin chips, delivering a combined computing power of 508 TOPS.

In the smart cockpit, the SU7 utilizes Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8295 chip, built on 5nm technology. Compared to the Snapdragon 8155, the Snapdragon 8295 offers double the GPU performance and triple the 3D rendering capability. It supports integrated features like electronic side mirrors, surround-view cameras, and passenger monitoring.

Additionally, powered by the Pangolin OS smart car system, SU7 features a central control eco-screen, a flip-up instrument screen, HUD, and two rear-seat expansion screens.

The Xiaomi SU7 features a front central eco-screen measuring 16.1 inches, reportedly a Mini LED display supplied solely by TCL CSOT, as per Cailianpress. In the driver’s position, the SU7 is equipped with a 7.1-inch flip-up LCD instrument panel supplied by BOE, showcasing essential driving information. The 56-inch HUD head-up display is provided by New Vision Automotive Electronics.

Moreover, the SU7 features Xiaomi’s self-developed Super 800V Silicon Carbide high-voltage platform, with a peak voltage of up to 871V. Notably, besides the SU7, several models like the Zeekr 007, AITO M9, NIO, and Xiaopeng X9 also incorporate 800V Silicon Carbide.

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Please note that this article cites information from WeChat account WitsView_2004DRAMeXchange and Cailianpress.