Indian media outlet 91mobiles reported on November 22 that according to numerous sources, OPPO is moving into the marketplace of electric automobiles and plans to introduce its first EV in India in late 2023 or early 2024. In response to this report, workers of OPPO said that they had never heard of such a strategy.
According to the report, OPPO has actually begun to make a progress plan for EVs, with models anticipated to be revealed in early 2024. OPPO has actually applied for trademarks for various automotive products in India, including EVs and driverless automobiles.
From the start of 2021, it has been repeatedly reported that OPPO is developing cars. In April, it was reported by some media outlets that the business was preparing to develop automobiles, which founder Chen Mingyong was making an extensive investigation of commercial industrial resources and talent, even meeting relevant personnel at Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited, (CATL, a leading battery business), China Automotive Research Institute and other enterprises and institutions.
In May, OPPO sent an application for the trademark registration of “OCAR,” which includes coded key cards, electronic key cards, GPS navigation devices, speakers, operating system programs and more. The company’s official recruitment page has actually also opened automobile-related positions, such as automated driving perception fusion experts, lidar sensing unit engineers and vehicle system integration experts.
Although the news of OPPO making automobiles has not been verified, the business is currently establishing services for the combination of smart automobiles and mobile phones. At 2021’s OPPO Developer Conference, Wu Henggang, President of OPPO Software Application Engineering Division, announced that the firm officially released the OPPO Carlink service, which opens the ability of car phones to the general public.
According to the business, the OPPO Carlink service is a systematic travel solution including software and hardware, concerning technical capability and service application, from two-wheeled EVs to four-wheeled vehicles, and across terminals. It consists of functions such as digital car keys, watches managing cars, car flash charging, automobile screen projection, automobile housekeepers and others.
At present, OPPO Carlink has more than 70 cooperative producers, consisting of vehicle makers, two-wheeled EV producers, Tier1 manufacturers and travel service providers. OPPO’s strategy is to land more than 15 million vehicles in 2022.