According to information received from sources close to Chinese technology giant Huawei, the company will begin manufacturing and marketing electric cars under its own brand this year.
According to a report published by Reuters, Chinese technology giant Huawei will enter the electric car industry. In talks between Reuters and four different sources close to Huawei, it was said that Huawei is planning to build electric vehicles under its own brand and may launch some models this year.
Huawei branded electric vehicles are coming
The company, which has recently experienced a sharp decline in the giant smartphone business due to US trade sanctions, is in talks with the state-owned Changan Automobile.
Sources also cited China-based BluePark New Energy Technology, which is part of BAIC Group, a state-owned car group that specializes in the design, R&D and sales of cars, as another company Huawei is discussing.
A Huawei spokesperson stating that they have no plans to design EVs or build Huawei-branded vehicles: “Huawei is not an automaker, but a digital car focused and newly added component provider that allows auto OEMs to produce better parts through ICT (information and communications technology). we aim to be. ” made statements.
A source said Huawei will shift the focus of Richard Yu, head of the consumer business group, which has made the company one of the world’s largest smartphone manufacturers, to EVs. Another source said EVs will target a mass market segment.