Xiaomi’s car building progress: no intention of OEM and acquisition, insist on self-built factory software integrated engineering vehicle completed in October
becauseMilletChairman Lei Jun has claimed that he will no longer respond to information about Xiaomi cars, and will only disclose it through official channels, so Xiaomi’s comments on the above news cannot be obtained.
According to sources, Yu Liguo is one of the important roles in Xiaomi’s decision-making. According to public information, he will join Xiaomi in the second half of 2021, and will be the vice president of Xiaomi Auto and the political commissar of Xiaomi Auto Beijing Headquarters from January 2022, responsible for coordinating the comprehensive management of Xiaomi Auto, the promotion of special businesses, and the organization and coordination of Xiaomi Auto Beijing Headquarters. Talent building.
Before joining Xiaomi, Yu Liguo worked in BAIC Group as executive deputy general manager of BAIC New Energy, chairman of BAIC Blue Valley Wisdom, and president of Jihu Business Unit. But Yu Liguo is not the main person behind the connection between Xiaomi Auto and BAIC Group. Before Yu Liguo joined Xiaomi, Lei Jun went to Jihu’s brand store in Yizhuang to test drive the Jihu car. At that time, there were rumors that Lei Jun wanted to buy a car factory outside. This rumor has continued until October 2021, and the acquisition targets include Beijing Hyundai No. 2 Plant, Borgward Automobile Plant, etc.
“Xiaomi will most likely not acquire production lines, or adopt the method of OEM production, and will continue to build its own factories with a high probability. According to the mass production schedule in 2024, it will be too late.” The two sources revealed. Previously, Xiaomi had announced in November 2021 that the Xiaomi Auto Headquarters Base would be located in Yizhuang, and will build a vehicle factory with a cumulative annual output of 300,000 vehicles in two phases. Among them, the first and second phases have a production capacity of 150,000 units respectively.
After Lei Jun’s annual speech in 2022, Xiaomi has taken an important step on the road to mass production. “The engineering vehicle for software integration is expected to be completed in mid-October.” The source said.