Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has denied that the company is planning to design an original electric vehicle (EV) or produce its own branded car, refuting a Reuters report which cited people claiming knowledge on the matter.
The race to become the leader of clean energy vehicles in the world’s largest auto market is on, with more and more tie-ups established between China’s tech giants and traditional automakers.
On Sept. 16, a source said that Huawei may take a stake in Chang’an NIO, a joint venture between Chang’an Auto and leading domestic EV maker, NIO. According to people familiar with the matter, Huawei may not necessarily supply a capital contribution but may invest through its funds instead.
On March 10, Chongqing-based Changan Automobiles released its L3 autonomous driving system.
Tencent unveiled a voice-operated version of its messaging app WeChat for use in vehicles in partnership with Chinese car maker Chang’an Automobile.