Electric Vehicles

BYD Is in Talks With Xiaomi about cooperating on EV Project
Automobiles, Electric Vehicles

BYD Is in Talks With Xiaomi about cooperating on EV Project

BYD is in negotiations with Xiaomi about cooperating in the smartphone maker’s electric vehicle project This is according to Wang Chuanfu who is the founder and chairman of the Chinese automaker. BYD supports the development of Xiaomi’s car business, Wang said at the China Auto Chongqing Summit 2021 on June 13, adding that the two companies are already strategic partners, as BYD makes large numbers of handsets for Xiaomi. The media have previously misinterpreted Wang’s comments as an attempt to dissuade Xiaomi founder Lei Jun from entering the automotive field, he said. Wang told the Yabuli China Entrepreneurs Forum on June 9 that “the three years Lei plans to invest in building cars cannot be bought by money. Losing CNY5 billion (USD781 million) may not be a big deal if th...
Nio delivering 8,000 vehicles in June despite chip shortage
Automobiles, Electric Vehicles

Nio delivering 8,000 vehicles in June despite chip shortage

Chinese electric car start-up Nio said Thursday that it delivered more than 8,000 cars in one month for the first time. The company delivered 8,083 vehicles in June. This brings the second-quarter total to 21,896 cars according to a release. That quarterly figure came in on the high end of Nio’s forecast for deliveries of between 21,000 and 22,000 vehicles in the three months ended June. Nio’s U.S.-listed shares are up 9% so far this year. The company has typically delivered more electric cars a month than two other U.S.-listed electric car start-ups, Xpeng and Li Auto. Their shares are up about 3.7% and 21%, respectively, so far this year. The strong second-quarter performance came despite a decline in monthly deliveries in May from April — whi...