New energy vehicles are seen on the assembly line at Xi’an plant of BYD Auto in Xi’an, northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, June 12, 2019. (Xinhua/Shao Rui)
Following the wake-up call from Huawei’s chip supply crisis, Chinese vehicle sector is rushing to foster domestic technologies and achieve greater self-reliance.
Automaker BYD is reportedly negotiating with Germany’s Daimler to supply automotive chips for the latter’s electric vehicles (EVs).
BYD did not respond to the Global Times’ inquiry as of press time.
If the reports are true, it means BYD’s technology competence in the EV sector has reached a new level, Yu Qingjiao, secretary general of the Zhongguancun New Battery Technology Innovation Alliance, told the Global Times on Wednesday.
“Compared with other EV makers that rely on imports or the joint development of automotive chipsets, BYD attaches more importance to self-development, and its technological foundation in electronic goods can help it in the