Xiaomi has been in the pilot production phase of bringing out its first electric vehicles for less than a month, according to a September 6 report by Jiemian. The company is currently producing around 50 prototype vehicles per week, sources familiar with the matter told Jiemian. The trial production period aims to test production line equipment, process integration, worker proficiency, and product consistency, the report said. Previously, Reuters reported that Xiaomi had obtained approval to manufacture the cars from China’s state planner, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). For full access to the industry, it still needs support from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). “Xiaomi will obtain MIIT approval in two months, at most by the end of the year. Once Xiaomi gets this, it can start the full-scale production of its vehicles,” said sources. The Xiaomi car factory in Beijing is actively recruiting approximately 100 workers, the report said. Average monthly salaries are said to be in the range of RMB 6,000 ($819) to RMB 7,000 ($956) for an 8-hour workday with weekends off, according to Jiemian. [Jiemian, in Chinese]