Electric Vehicle

Smartphone maker Oppo intends to manufacture electric cars

A report claims that Oppo has already kicked off the process to hire the requisite staff and executives for the new business.

It is not news that electric vehicles have really taken off over the past few years, as they continue to become an increasingly accepted means of transportation for the masses. This has, of course, lead a lot, and we mean a LOT, of companies to pursue electric mobility; owing to the evident potential offered by this market, companies other than automakers too have endeavored to foray into this market. We have tech behemoth Apple, Ola, and countless others. Well, it turns out another non-automotive company is ready to throw its hat in the ring: Oppo. Yep, the Chinese automaker is reportedly planning to foray into the world of automobiles — it intends to enter the EV segment and make its own electric vehicles.

A CarNewsChina report claims that the company has already kicked off the process to hire the requisite staff and executives for the new business. Besides that, it has also started the process to examine, analyse, etc. electric car manufacturing. Now, if this report is anything to go by, then Oppo will only become the newest smartphone manufacturer to join the EV race; the global EV segment already has Xiaomi, Huawei, and, of course, Apple trying their hand at EVs.

Another interesting claim made in the aforementioned report is that Oppo’s chief executive office, Tony Chan, has apparently also had meetings with specific battery manufacturers and parts suppliers for Tesla.

Now, it will likely be a while before we see anything concrete from Oppo in the context of electric vehicles, but it will be sure to make things interesting in the segment.

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