Chinese smartphone maker Oppo is planning to launch its first lineup of electric vehicles in India by the end of 2023 or early 2024, according to a report by 91mobiles. However, the company has not yet confirmed any technical details of the EV or about its probable plans.
Earlier in November, it was reported that Oppo along with its sister brands Realme and Vivo filed trademark applications for electric vehicles in India. Oppo had filed trademarks for electric vehicles, reversing alarms for vehicles, automobiles, motorcycles, vehicle wheels and more. This doesn’t confirm that Oppo will indeed launch EVs in India but it does hint at the company’s expansion plans of products beyond smartphones.
According to the latest report, Oppo’s plans for electric vehicles are already in the works and the launch is scheduled for 2023 end or early 2024. As for what kind of EVs we can expect from Oppo isn’t known yet. It was reported earlier this year in May that Oppo has already started work on its electric vehicle manufacturing, and the company’s CEO Tony Chan has held meetings with battery manufacturers and parts suppliers for Tesla.