Chinese electric car manufacturer Xpeng has opened reservations for its third production model, the P5, in four European countries. Xpeng’s smaller electric sedan is now available for pre-order in Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.
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Xpeng had presented the smaller, further developed version of the P7 in April 2021, and deliveries of the P5 began in China in September 2021. With the start of ordering in the four countries mentioned, the P5 will be available outside China for the first time. Test drives will then be possible in Europe from April.
The move had been in the offing: On the one hand, Xpeng had announced the launch in other European markets after Norway – precisely in Sweden, Denmark, and the Netherlands in December. On the other hand, two sales partnerships were signed for the Netherlands and Sweden in February.
At that time, Xpeng had already announced that it would open its first branch outside of China in Stockholm before the end of February, with the second European branch to follow during the first quarter. This has now happened: Xpeng opened its second showroom in Europe with the Experience Store in the Westfield Mall of the Netherlands in Amsterdam.
While the Chinese company cooperates with Emil Frey in the Netherlands and Bilia in Sweden, there is still no known sales partner for Denmark. In February, it was still generally said that the market entry should occur this year.
Whether and when Xpeng will come to other European nations, such as Germany, is still open. Xpeng has not made a statement on this subject in their previous communications. However, in the medium to long term, it is likely to happen. According to Vice President Leon He, the P5 will bring “a variety of differentiated features to a new customer base in Europe” – “a market where we are building ourselves as a long-term player.”
Update 22 April 2022
After the Chinese electric car manufacturer Xpeng opened reservations for its P5 electric sedan in four European countries in March, the expected base prices and further specifications now follow. Prices for the P5 are expected to start at 390,000 DKK in Denmark, 48,000 euros in the Netherlands, 380,000 NOK in Norway and 550,000 SEK in Sweden.
In Denmark the price is the equivalent of 52,416 euros, in Norway it is 39,366 euros, in Sweden it is 53,333 euros – showing the influence of the respective taxes and customs duties.
Xpeng states the size of the battery to be 66 kWh, which should allow a WLTP range of 465 kilometres – which puts the P5 roughly on par with a Tesla Model 3 with LFP battery (60 kWh, 491 km WLTP). For Europe, the Xpeng will have a CCS charging port, but the maximum charging capacity is not mentioned. However, a vehicle-to-load function is said to be included, where electrical devices can be operated or charged with electricity from the drive battery.
In other respects, such as the XPILOT 2.5 driving assistant, the large portrait touchscreen in the interior or the up to 520 litres of storage space (450 litres in the boot, 70 litres in another compartment below), the European version is the same as the vehicle offered in China.
“We are delighted to see a growing interest in the XPENG brand with the opening of our showrooms in Sweden, the Netherlands, and Denmark, as well as the launch of XPENG P5 in four European markets,” says Eric Jin, Vice President at Xpeng. “We are very confident that XPENG P5 will strengthen XPENG’s presence in Europe while demonstrating the potential of our electric mobility solutions for drivers across the continent.”
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