BEIJING: Xiaomi is advising would-be buyers of its new SU7 electric sedan that they could face an up to seven-month wait, its app showed on Monday, in a sign that the Chinese electronics maker is enjoying strong demand for its vehicle.

Xiaomi began allowing consumers to place orders for its SU7 electric vehicle sedan on Thursday, after it announced the prices of the car which started at $29,870.

On Friday night, it said pre-orders hit 88,898 in the first 24 hours.

China’s Xiaomi to start deliveries of its first EV model

Checks by Reuters on Xiaomi’s car app on Monday found that the firm is advising that delivery time for the company’s standard SU7 model could take 18-21 weeks, the SU7 Pro model 18-21 weeks, while the most expensive model, priced at 299,900 yuan, will take 27-30 weeks.

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