Huawei Is Now Pushing Its Tech Into The EV World

On Tuesday November 28, telecommunications and smartphone giant Huawei affirmed it is working with somewhere around four traditional automakers in China on growing new vehicle brands. Huawei is launching a collaboration with the automakers including Changan Automobile for car tech.

The organization is outfitting to sell its tech in the cutthroat electric vehicle market since it doesn’t produce vehicles. Instead, it sells tech components such as its Harmony OS operating system and driver-assist product, or works with automakers to create new EV brands.

Changan and Huawei are as of now partners of the Avatr electric vehicle brand, which was made in 2018 with electric vehicle battery giant Contemporary Amperex Technology. Huawei is additionally working with Chery on the Luxeed electric vehicle brand, which unveiled details for its S7 on Tuesday.

“It’s still too early to know how [Huawei’s] solution measures up to its competitors but they, like many other tech companies, see the opportunity and are going all-in on it,” Tu Le, founder of Beijing-based advisory firm Sino Auto Insights. said.

Meanwhile, Huawei’s revenue from its consumer business has halved since the U.S. put the company on a blacklist that restricts it from buying from U.S. suppliers. That includes licensed access to the latest versions of Google’s Android operating system. Huawei has instead released its own system, called Harmony OS.

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In the first half of the year, Huawei’s consumer revenue was 103.5 billion yuan ($14.27 billion), while the company’s intelligent automotive solutions — whose products include tech for new energy vehicles — saw revenue of 1 billion yuan. Other car-related revenue are also included in other parts of the business.

Huawei’s Yu said Tuesday the company works with automakers in three ways:

• Acting as a component supplier.

• Selling a suite of car tech products called “Huawei Inside,” while the automaker designs the vehicle.

• Taking greater control of a “Huawei Inside” car’s design, sales and marketing while the automaker manufactures the car.

Huawei announced in late 2021 the Aito brand of vehicles, made by Seres. The vehicles, as often as possible showed at Huawei’s numerous cell phone stores across China, have flooded in ubiquity. The organization guarantees that for the M5 model alone, in excess of 120,000 units have proactively been conveyed.

Yu said Tuesday that Aito would deliver between 16,000 to 18,000 units of its M7 vehicles in November, and in excess of 20,000 units one month from now.

Companies from BYD to startup Li Auto have captured a significant share of growth in China’s new energy vehicle market, a category which includes hybrid and battery-powered cars. Traditional foreign automakers such as Volkswagen and Toyota have been slower to adapt.

This year, entrance of new energy vehicles has move to above and beyond 33% of new traveler vehicles sold in China, as per the China Passenger Car Association.

credit: CNBC

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