Phone maker Hauwei beats Apple at making a car, announce New Range Extended EV.

Over the past few years, there has been a lot of talk about Apple going after Tesla with an Apple car, but Huawei, another phone maker, has actually created a plugin vehicle.

According to reports, Huawei is also preparing to compete with Tesla with a new plug-in vehicle.However, unlike Apple, the phone maker actually delivered on its promise in April by releasing the SF5, which it co-developed with Cyrus.

It was reported in February 2021 that Huawei planned to build a plug-in vehicle, and in April, it actually beat Apple to the punch. The SF5, a range-extended crossover, was Huawei’s first vehicle. It “features a 1.5-liter four-pot that acts as a generator, feeding a battery pack that powers a pair of electric motors.”

The Aito M5 is Huawei’s new vehicle, which the company hopes will compete with the Tesla Model Y, the Chinese market’s second most popular electric vehicle. Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s consumer business group, stated at the company’s winter product launch that the Aito M5 will outperform Tesla’s Model Y in terms of peak power and range. However, it is a range-extended plugin vehicle.

Yu also spoke about the sound quality. “You will know whether it is premium or not by the sound. We are able to offer the ‘library grade’ quality experience.”

The new M5 will also use Huawei’s HarmonyOS operating system that integrates with other Huawei products. Huawei customers can even use their smartwatches to start their vehicles. Huawei believes that transforming your vehicle into a smart device similar to your phone is the future. Interestingly, its operating system, HarmonyOS, was Huawei’s answer to Google banning it from using the Android operating system. Yu spoke on this as well.

GasGoo, a China automotive news site, noted that the Huawei Aito M5 starts from $39,250 that it can generate 3.2 kWh of electricity with one liter of fuel through its 1.5T four-cylinder range extender 3.0. According to Huawei, the M5 will allow for an NEDC range of 1,195 km on a full charge. The M5 is also designed with double-layered sound-proof glass which enables that library-like quality that Yu mentioned.

The M5 is equipped with:

1 CMS camera.

1 DMS camera.

1 DVR camera.

1 visual sensing camera.

4 APA cameras.

12 long-range ultrasonic radars.

3 millimeter-wave radars.

Test drives of the M5 will be available starting January 20 and deliveries will start after the Chinese New Year.


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