Xiaomi has started to actively participate in the development of electric vehicles (EVs), as seen by the introduction of the SC-01 roadster. The EV was developed by Xiaopaoche, a Chinese automaker with Xiaomi’s support.
With 435 horsepower (hp) dual-electric motors, the SC-01 is a lightweight, compact roadster that can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 4 seconds. The SC-01’s battery size has not been disclosed by the manufacturer, however, it is believed to have a 500 km range.
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For its diminutive size, SC-01 has gotten a tonne of accolades from aficionados. Its exact measurements are 2500 mm in wheelbase and 4085/1820/1162 mm in height. Additionally, it is far lighter than the majority of electric sedans at 1,300 kg.
All of these features will probably make SC-01 a Lotus Elise and Exige-style spiritual successor.
According to reports, SC-01 will cost under 300,000 RMB (Rs. 9.5 million). The company has started taking bookings from consumers at 199 RMB (Rs. 6,400). International news outlets are calling it a “bargain sports EV”, which is far from the reality for Pakistanis thanks to crippling inflation and abysmal exchange rates.
Xiaopaoche will begin taking official orders for SC-01 in Q3 2023, while the deliveries will begin in Q4 2023. The SC-01 is an exciting EV that may catch the eye of several markets other than China.