On September 12th, it was reported that Xiaomi’s automobile production base in Tongzhou had entered the final stage of production debugging. Lei Jun, Chairman of Xiaomi, recently led the senior management of Xiaomi Automobile to complete summer road tests in Xinjiang, aiming to enter mass production as soon as possible after obtaining relevant approvals.
The entire facility includes six workshops: die-casting, stamping, body assembly, painting, final assembly, and battery. In the die-casting workshop, a signboard saying “Xiaomi Super Large Die Casting” has been put up. This means that Xiaomi‘s cars may adopt advanced integrated die-casting technology similar to Tesla’s Gigafactory Shanghai.
Xiaomi‘s car is equipped with a 101kWh battery pack and supports 800V high-voltage fast charging. William Lu, the President of Xiaomi Group, previously stated that the progress of Xiaomi‘s car has exceeded expectations and maintains the unchanged target of mass production in the first half of 2024.
Previously, Xiaomi‘s car had already entered the trial production stage and was conducting comprehensive tests on production line equipment, process integration, and worker proficiency. Xiaomi‘s car produces approximately 50 prototype vehicles per week with few night shift workers. Informed sources stated that “Xiaomi‘s car received approval from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) in the past two months at the latest. It is expected to be approved by the end of this year, and once approved, full-scale production of Xiaomi cars can begin immediately.”