Recently, Xiaomi applied to register a series of Chinese and English trademarks for “Xiaomi Automobile Gigafactory”, “Xiaomi EV Hyperfactory”, “Xiaomi Titan”, “Xiaomi Titan Alloy”, and “Xiaomi Super Motor”. The current trademark status is awaiting review, according to the China National Intellectual Property Administration Trademark Office.
As early as July 2019, Xiaomi Communication Technology Co., Ltd. added the words “sales of auto parts” to its business scope. On November 12, 2020, Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd. applied for a patent for lithium battery electrodes and lithium batteries. Then on March 30, 2021, Xiaomi announced that it would invest 10 billion yuan in automotive manufacturing in the next 10 years to become one of the top five automobile manufacturers in the world.
Last year, Xiaomi’s first vehicle model called the SU7 was unveiled. Furthermore, at the Xiaomi Auto Technology Conference in December, Lei Jun, Xiaomi’s founder, chairman, and CEO, introduced Xiaomi Auto’s five core technologies: electric powertrain, battery, large die-casting, smart cockpit, and autonomous driving. Lei Jun also announced that Xiaomi is the only car manufacturer in China that has mass production of self-developed alloy materials.
After Xiaomi officially announced that it would build a car, its first project was to make a super motor. The result of that project was two super motors: the HyperEngine V6 and V8, which are currently being mass-produced and will be installed on the first batch of the Xiaomi SU7 models.
Furthermore, Xiaomi also self-developed a new 800V silicon carbide high-voltage platform, which has a maximum voltage of 871V. In addition, it is collaborating with CATL to jointly develop Xiaomi’s 800V high-voltage battery pack. It is worth mentioning that Xiao also built its battery production factory.
Xiaomi SU7 offers two CLTC cruising ranges of 668 km and 800 km. The 800V super fast charging platform can replenish the battery by 220 km with 5 minutes of charging and by 510 km with 15 minutes of charging.
Source: China National Intellectual Property Administration Trademark Office, Xinhua