Huawei, one of the technology companies entering the automobile competition, introduced its first automobile model. The prices of the automobile start from 39 thousand dollars.
Huawei entered the automobile competition between Chinese companies with its new model. The Chinese company, known mostly for its telecommunication products and smartphones, introduced its first electric car model.
In a statement at the company’s winter product launch, Huawei CEO Richard Yu noted that the Aito M5 vehicle will be the first to use Huawei’s Harmony OS operating system. The car will run on both electricity and fossil fuels.
Stating that they expect vehicle deliveries to be made as of February 20, Yu said that the prices of the Aito M5 start from 250 thousand yuan (39 thousand 63 dollars). This figure is lower than Tesla’s model Y, whose prices start at 280,752 Yuan.
One of Huawei’s smartwatches can also be used as a car key for the Aito M5 vehicle.
Huawei developed its own operating system under the name HarmonyOS in 2019, after the former US President Donald Trump restricted the sale of US companies to Chinese companies, citing national security concerns.