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Xiaomi is pouring billions of RMB into the auto sector and placing some big bets on multiple startups to build a complete auto supply chain.
Drive I/O | Auto China 2021: A banner year for Nio, Xpeng, and Li Auto
We round up the most significant milestones in the three auto companies’ turbulent history this year and what’s next for them in 2022.
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There could be more consequences to come as Nio is in advanced plans to enter the competitive mass auto market.
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While Chinese companies won’t be the first to deliver road-ready lidar systems, they could be the first to do it at a practical price.
Drive I/O | Key takeaways from Auto Shanghai 2021
Big auto and big tech announced EVs at Auto Shanghai 2021, putting pressure on young EV upstarts.