Despite excellent solutions, why Huawei lacks independent automobile business
Huawei and its solutions are gradually speeding up in every sector. The company has expanded its fame from the 5G network to other digital aspects of the world. However, we are still unaware that what has kept Huawei away from the automobile business.
So far, the Chinese manufacturer has provided some of the best car solutions to several auto industries. Some of the popular smart vehicles that are running on the HarmonyOS car systems are AITO, Avita, SAIC, Geely, and many more.
Besides, the company has served some of the unique and ultimate car-oriented techs to date. A good example is the Huawei Car Smart Screen Pro 3K wide dual camera. The tech maker has released the respective technology in collaboration with Zhixuan Dingdipai.
Despite various excellent solutions, Huawei lacks an independent automobile business. Besides being a fact, this has been a big question that needs an answer.
Why Huawei didn’t build cars?
Last year, Huawei’s Rotating Chairman – Xu Zhijun explained why the company hadn’t put its hands in the automobile business. Further, he said that the company took this decision after discussing the matter for years.
Earlier, the Chinese manufacturer invested a huge amount in the automobile business. Not only in terms of capital, but the company indulged 7000 direct workers and 10,000 indirect workers for its smart car sector. Yet, after several efforts and attempts, the automobile business proved a loss for the tech giant.
On the other hand, Huawei realized that its technology in car-making is becoming seamlessly common as well as dull in the market. Hence, the company decided to halt its smart car manufacturing once and for all.
Huawei won’t build cars but will help others
This year, Huawei made it clear that it won’t build cars, rather it will help others to do it. At the 17th Super Car conference, Huawei’s smart car solution BU COO – Wang Jun said that Huawei will not go backward. Perhaps, it will help the companies to build good cars.
This shows that taking up the automobile business isn’t Huawei’s cup of tea. However, the Chinese manufacturer has coordinated with several automobile businesses in recent times and introduced some of the best HarmonyOS car solutions.
The company’s car solution trick has turned out to be a success. As a result, HarmonyOS smart cockpit works as a brain for the car system and is highly in demand in the market.
AITO Smart Cars – a huge success
AITO M7 and AITO M5 are mainly built by the Seres car manufacturer. Yet, it uses the Huawei brand as the biggest selling point perspective. Another interesting fact is Seres is the first cooperation to adopt Huawei’s in-car operating system.
In this way, the company has provided both – solutions and its name to several automobile industries. Recently, Huawei and Seres jointly released the Huawei AITO M5 EV pure electric vehicle with HarmonyOS 3.0 smart cockpit.
Undoubtedly, Huawei will continue to bring more advanced and reflective solutions to car makers. However, the company didn’t have any plans for its independent automobile business at present.
Changan Auto denies rumors of changing AVITA to ‘Huawei AVITA’
China’s well-known car manufacturer, Changan Automobile has denied rumors of changing its collaboration car brand name from Avita to “Huawei Avita”.
The carmaker said that Avita technology is building an international high-end SEV (Smart Electric Vehicle) brand. This firm is led by Changan Automobile, Huawei, and CATL.
These companies empower different parts of the Avita technologies including vehicle R&D, smart manufacturing, smart car solutions, and smart power ecosystem.
The firms are working in synergy to create a new generation of smart electric vehicle technology called CHN. It has a new architecture, strong computing, and high-voltage charging.
According to the information, AVITA or AVATR is jointly created by Huawei, Changan Auto, and CATL. These companies built battery solutions and vehicle manufacturing done by Changan Auto.
Also, Huawei has no shares in Avita but it supplies important hardware including electric motors and software for smart driving, connectivity, and infotainment system powered by the HarmonyOS operating system.
Avita is looking to unveil the new Avita 11 later this year, while the company has successfully completed a large number of delivery in 2022.
Last week, Avita announced the Avita 11 single motor vehicle, which is a new version of 2022’s Avita 11 dual-motor four-wheel drive.
600kW Huawei EV charger leaked, faster than Tesla superchargers
Huawei is working with its car partner to build better EVs and smart cars in China. However, the company’s recent leak of a 600kW Huawei charger station shows that it’s far ahead of the competition such as Tesla.
Recently, some live images of Huawei’s exclusive 600kW supercharging station leaked online. The charging station is located in the open in a Chinese industrial area. The shape is square, and there is a cooling device at the bottom.
The specs details on the charger reveal “Huawei Digital Power Technology Co. LTD” as the manufacturer. While this new unit is manufactured in December last year.
The size dimensions are 295 x 340 x 1700 mm and it’s very tall and painted in red Huawei color.
The model number of this charger is DT600L1-CNA1 and it supports China’s national standard 2015 DC fast charging, single-gun output, and the output voltage range is 200-1000V. On the other hand, the maximum output current is 600A, and the maximum output power is 600kW.
While searching, we found that this is called “FusionCharger” and it’s a liquid-cooled charger. It has a charging hub that ranges up to 3.5 meters, which reason it’s using a thick body.
Some industry experts say that Huawei planned to rollout these chargers in 2035 but the company is already giving a test drive for the limited users in advance. We could also take it as an advance move to cover the upcoming Huawei AITO Wenji M9 model, which will launch later this year.
Similar superchargers are designed with two charging ports and a rated voltage of 1000V. The rated total output power is 360kW. The output power of a single charging cable is 180kW, and the maximum output current is 250A.
Faster than Tesla:
In comparison, Tesla’s current generation of V3 chargers can only provide 250kW power. Also, the upcoming V4 supercharger is expected to take it up to 350 kW. Still, the current exposure of the Huawei charger keeps it faster than Tesla.
But we need to wait for the final release to know more about the specs of this 600kW Huawei EV charger.
New Huawei Avita 11 car launching on March 19
Car maker, AVATR (Avita) announced a new single-motor version of the Avita 11 smart car that will launch on March 19 and it will be packed with Huawei Hi smart car solutions.
Avatr is a joint venture between Changan Automobile, lithium-ion battery provider CATL, and Huawei, the Avatr 11 is underpinned by the EP1 platform.
Huawei has no shares in Avatr but it supplies important hardware including electric motors and software for smart driving, connectivity, and infotainment system powered by the HarmonyOS operating system.
Huawei said, “Avita 11 single-motor version will make its public debut as a marathon pilot car, leading a new challenge with smart driving!”
Last year, Huawei launched Avita 11 series which has dual-motor four-wheel drive. Talking about the specifications, the respective car surfs on the new-generation electric vehicle technology.
Further, it has a capacity of accelerating a range of 680/555 kilometers with a maximum external power of 425 kilowatts. The agile vehicle also brings along the fastest zero-to-hundred acceleration, which is 3.98 seconds.
Additionally, Avita 11 packs an ultra-long battery life version. Alternatively, this high-voltage battery provides a lifespan of 116kWh. Moreover, it supports fast charging of 750 V with a maximum fast charging speed of 240 kW.