Only in the near past, Richard Yu needed to go public to disclaim swirling rumors about Huawei and Seres parting their methods. Now, the 2 firms are collaborating extra carefully and have actually formidable plans with aggressive deadlines.
The 2 firms goal to supply and promote a million electrical automobiles per yr by the top of 2026. That may be a enormous quantity provided that the three way partnership solely bought 80,041 automobiles in China in 2022. Nonetheless, that’s six instances what it was a yr in the past.
Huawei introduced almost two years in the past that it will start promoting Seres automobiles in its personal showrooms all through China, beginning with the SF5 SUV. Seres and Huawei introduced AITO as their devoted electrical model on the finish of 2021, with the AITO M5 and M7 accounting for almost all of the 80,041 automobiles bought final yr.
Huawei will contribute experience in digitalization, consumer expertise, and Superior Driver Help Techniques. HarmonyOS will function the inspiration for all automobiles produced by the three way partnership.
Seres, for its half, will improve the product expertise of all current fashions whereas additionally aiding Huawei with its manufacturing base.
Huawei has different automotive joint ventures. There’s one with Changan Car and CATL referred to as Avatr, and its first EV, the Avatr 11, has been in manufacturing since December and can be bought in Huawei showrooms. The electrical SUV has already delivered 2,000 models.
The opposite three way partnership is with JAC; the 2 intend to assemble a model new industrial park in Hefei the place they may collectively manufacture electrical automobiles.