Oppo CEO Tony Chen has begun researching the electric car market with his team, CarNewsChina reported. But the details of the project are not yet clear.
Recently, we have often heard the names of technology giants in the automotive world. Now it’s Oppo’s turn, after the likes of Apple, Xiaomi, and Huawei. Chinese sources say the company is preparing to enter the electric vehicle market.
Oppo, which is also known in our country, operates as a subsidiary of BBK Electronics, which is called the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer. The company intends to develop an electric car named after it, CarNewsChina reported. According to a person close to Oppo’s co-founder and CEO Tony Chen, the company is researching car production, but the project is not yet at the stage of being officially shared.
According to the report, Chen is in charge of Oppo’s entry into the electric car market. Chen and his team have been seeking funding for the breakthrough in recent weeks and have hired talented figures in the industry. Oppo, on the other hand, has not yet confirmed these reports. Buttony Chen’s “We will focus on areas where Oppo can perform well, even in vehicle production. If Oppo has enough power, we will try it in the future”.
Oppo’s plans for the electric vehicle market are still unclear. We will see in the future whether Xiaomi will produce its vehicle as planned or sign with existing manufacturers such as Huawei and support technology.
The company has many patents related to autonomous driving technologies. There are also reports that Chen is in talks with battery maker CATL, which is also a supplier to Tesla.