Avita Confirms Original HarmonyOS for Avita 11 Coming in H2 2021 while Maintaining Avita's Own HMI; Shares Insights on Battery Choice, Store Expansion and More at Auto Show.

During the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition, we met with Avita’s core executives, including Avita CEO Tan Benhong, and asked questions about whether the Avita 11 would be equipped with native HarmonyOS and the release schedule for Avita E12. Here are the key takeaways from the interview:

Q1: When will the Avita 11 series switch to native HarmonyOS, and what will the strategy be like?

A1: Our system’s underlying layer is HarmonyOS, so it is not difficult to switch to its native HMI. We will provide this option in the future, and if users are willing to switch, they can do so. The approximate time will be in the second half of this year. Users can also keep Avita’s current HMI, and Avita’s own HMI will continue to be upgraded. However, the specific strategy still depends on the group’s comprehensive strategy.

Q2: Why not use Kirin battery?

A2: Huawei suggested that we choose Kirin, but the set we chose has slightly lower battery density compared to Kirin. However, it has better maintainability and safety, making it a more balanced choice.

Q3: Will Avita enter Huawei stores for sales this year?

A3: It will enter 20 Huawei stores for sales in the first half of this year.

Q4: Why choose HI mode and intelligent vehicle selection rather than the latter?

A4: The dissemination and marketing services are relatively important in intelligent vehicle selection. Avita hopes to use the voice of the three giants to build its own capabilities under the tripartite cooperation model.

Q5: Will Avita do range extension? Deep Blue has done it under the Chang’an system after all?

A5: This depends on whether the CEO has any new ideas. Currently, there are significant differences in technology architecture and brand between Deep Blue and Avita, and the two are not comparable. However, it should also be noted that the future market will not define brands based on power forms.

Q6: Will Avita have a dedicated after-sales channel?

A6: The structure of electric cars is different from that of fuel vehicles, and it is very simple and less prone to damage. The maintenance process has also become simpler, so investment in further development is not a rational approach. Chang’an’s existing after-sales system can be shared with Avita through certification. This will increase the number of service outlets, making maintenance for vehicle owners more convenient.

Q7: How is the release schedule for Avita E12? Will the new car use 4C battery?

A7: It will be released on September 30th, and the new car uses fiber materials extensively in its side panels, making it more similar to the concept car than the Avita 11. The current set of batteries is still the most balanced solution, but overall power consumption control will be raised to the next level. It is not certain if a 4C battery will be used.Q8: Will Aiways build its own high-voltage fast charging pile later?

A8: Aiways will cooperate with third parties to invest jointly.

Q9: What kind of intelligent driving scheme will E12 adopt?

A9: E12 will adopt Huawei’s latest generation of intelligent driving.

Q10: What is the proportion of single motor and dual motor models?

A10: The ratio is about 1:1. Many users initially saw the model priced at 31.99, and later bought the dual-motor version priced at 36.99.

This article is a translation by ChatGPT of a Chinese report from 42HOW. If you have any questions about it, please email bd@42how.com.