Realme could be gearing up to launch a wide range of EVs in India including electric cars, scooters, and even driverless cars. The Chinese tech company has grown over the years. Realme marked its foray into the smartphone space by launching budget phones, but now has a reputation for launching steeply-priced flagships. In other words, Realme has come a long way. Aside from smartphones, the brand’s impressive product portfolio comprises washing machines, smart TVs, laptops, IoT devices, audio accessories, and more.
Moreover, the word on the street is that the company is on the verge of launching its own air conditioners. Now, a new report from RushLane suggests that the brand is preparing to expand its products. The report shows that Realme has filed a trademark for a myriad of EVs (electric vehicles). These include remote control vehicles, camera drones, anti-theft products for vehicles, and trolleys. Aside from that, the brand has filed the trademarks for pumps for bicycle tires, bicycles, driverless cars, electric cars, and scooters.
Realme Is Working On Electric Cars, Scooters & More
The brand’s name has been spotted under the “vehicles, apparatus for locomotion by land, air or water.” In other words, Realme is on the verge of releasing EVs in India. It is worth mentioning here that the brand’s parent company, Realme Mobile Telecommunications filed the trademark. To recall, the company had unveiled its first-ever Realme branded smartphone just a few months ago. The company surpassed 4,00,000 sales volume for its Realme One smartphone in just forty days after its launch.
Now, since Realme has filed a trademark in India for the aforesaid categories, it seems that the brand is planning to announce innovative stuff in the country soon. Considering the skyrocketing popularity of the EV segment, Realme might have decided to jump in on the electric vehicles bandwagon. However, it is still unclear how soon the company will bring its first electric vehicle into the market. Meanwhile, Xiaomi has confirmed that its electric car will go official in H1 2024. It seems that Realme wants to compete with leading and upcoming EV manufacturers including Xiaomi.
Details Are Still Scarce
Realme is still mum on its plan to enter the electric vehicle space. So, details about its upcoming EVs are obviously few and far between. Moreover, the brand has kept technical specifications and details about the hardware it plans to use under wraps at the moment. The trademark was filed back in October 2018, just four months after the launch of the Realme smartphone. Trademarks do not guarantee a launch, but it confirms that Realme is considering building technologies for EVs in the future. Also, it will be interesting to see whether Realme teams up with another company or decides to go solo with its plan.