BBK Electronics’ brands Oppo, Realme and OnePlus are rumored to have been working on their own electric vehicles for a long time – the companies have already registered numerous brands associated with all kinds of automotive products, including electric vehicles and autopilots. Now the information about the development has been confirmed by the well-known insider Mukul Sharma.
Oppo is developing its own electric car that will debut in India in a few years
According to the 91Mobiles portal, the insider shared exclusive information with reporters – the Oppo electric car for India is indeed in development and the release of the car is scheduled for late 2023 or early 2024.
At the moment, we do not know any technical details about the new product. We can ssume that the company will release relevant teasers in the future, just as it does before the release of smartphones. It remains to see whether the company intends to join forces with third-party manufacturers or will order the production of components and assemble itself.
Electric vehicle sales in India in the first half of the fiscal year (April to September) totaled 6261 vehicles, 5905 vehicles were sold for the entire last financial year, and a total of 1,872 electric vehicles from April to September. In other words, the electric vehicle segment in India has grown by 234%. The growth was due to subsidies and incentives under the local FAME II program.
With the launch of the Ola S1 and Ola S1 Pro electric scooters in the Indian market; so too has an interest in two-wheel electric solutions. Several companies intend to present relatively affordable electric models in the country. Moreover, the Bounce company expects to present a cheap scooter for the local market. It won’t be surprising if smartphone makers join the ranks of companies looking to expand into a new segment.
Server crash for several hours deprived drivers of access to Tesla electric vehicles
Some Tesla owners around the world are facing a problem. Due to the failure of the company’s servers; they could not use the app to unlock or access the systems of their electric vehicle.
Tesla electric vehicle owners began reporting on social media that the Tesla app was reporting a “500 server error” when attempting to communicate with the vehicle. Because of this, they cannot use the app to unlock the car and open the doors. The app also provided erroneous vehicle coordinates.
The reports come user from users in the US, South Korea, Australia and Europe. The owners of Tesla models that do not have the “Phone Key” function; and which can be unlocked and launched only through the application; were facing the problem.
The owner of one of the electric vehicles talked about the incident on Twitter to the head of Tesla Elon Musk; who promised to find out what happened. After a while, he announced that the application should return online. At the time of this writing, this problem seems to have been resolved.