Xpeng plans expansion to Europe
The Chinese electric car manufacturer Xpeng wants to decide within the next four months which European countries to enter next. In an interview, Xpeng President Brian Gu also indicated that production of electric cars in Europe was also conceivable in future. Weiterlesen
Xpeng announces another electric sedan
The Chinese electric car manufacturer Xpeng has announced another electric sedan. This will be the third model in the portfolio alongside the G3 compact SUV and the P7 sporty sedan. Large-scale production is set to start before the end of 2021. Weiterlesen
Xpeng launches delivery of G3 electric SUV in Norway
Chinese manufacturer Xpeng has started delivering its electric cars to customers in Norway. One hundred units of the Xpeng G3 electric SUV are currently being handed over to their new owners in 28 Norwegian cities. Prices start at 358,000 kroner, the equivalent of around 33,700 euros. Weiterlesen
China marks strong NEV sales in November
According to the China Passenger Car Association, around 169,000 New Energy Vehicles (BEVs, PHEVs and FCEVs) were sold in China in November, 136.5 per cent more than in the same month last year. Most electric vehicles sold last month were SAIC GM Wuling (SGMW), BYD and Tesla. Weiterlesen
Xpeng expands with second electric car factory in China
Xpeng Motors has begun building another electric car plant in China. The Chinese manufacturer intends to expand its production capacities beyond the existing plant in Zhaoqing. The new production facility in Guangzhou is set to go into operation at the end of 2022. Weiterlesen
Xpeng to offer battery rental in future
Similarly to competitor Nio, Xpeng Motors is now decoupling battery costs from the purchase price of its vehicles and offering customers the option of renting the battery over a period of seven years. Weiterlesen
China’s NEV sales are picking up again
In China, the decline in sales figures for new energy vehicles appears to be levelling off as some manufacturers’ sales figures for July seem to indicate. The Xpeng P7 market launch also apparently went well. Weiterlesen
Xpeng Motors collects $500M to develop more EVs
Xpeng, an electric vehicle start-up run by former Alibaba executive He Xiaopeng, has raised around $500 million in a new round of financing. The company says it wants to develop further models targeting tech-savvy middle-class consumers in China. Weiterlesen
Xpeng launches deliveries of the P7 sedan
The Chinese electric car startup Xpeng Motors has started deliveries of its second production model in China. The Xpeng P7 electric sedan will be offered at prices starting at 229,900 yuan (around 29,950 euros) after subsidies. Weiterlesen
Xpeng Motors brings 2nd model to market in China
Xpeng Motors launched its second production model in China. After the G3 e-SUV was released in late 2018, the P7 E-Limousine is now on the market, with prices starting at 229,900 yuan (around 29,950 euros) after subsidies. In addition, there are unconfirmed reports of an imminent launch in Europe. Weiterlesen
Chinese EV sales drop significantly
The electric vehicle sales of the Chinese manufacturers BYD, BAIC BJEV and Nio declined sharply in January. The main reasons for this were the few business days in January due to the comparatively early New Year holidays and the outbreak of the coronavirus. Weiterlesen
Nio and Xpeng cooperate with charging networks
China’s Xpeng Motors and Nio are cooperating to provide their customers with access to each other’s public charging infrastructure. Both carmakers operate their own DC stations in China. Nio will also offer Xpeng customers the installation of home chargers. Weiterlesen
Xpeng introduces electric limousine P7
The Chinese EV startup Xpeng Motors has published the prices for its second production model P7. The electric limousine will be launched on the Chinese market at prices starting at 270,000 yuan (€35,000) with deliveries set for the second quarter of 2020. Weiterlesen
Xpeng Motors boosts range of G3 electric SUV
The Chinese electric car startup Xpeng Motors is launching an updated version of its G3 SUV, which was only launched in December 2018. The electric SUV for the Chinese market now features CATL batteries with higher power density. Weiterlesen
China: Homegrown Tesla rivals by Nio & Xpeng
The Shanghai Auto show is in full swing, and local manufacturers are showing their wares. Nio put the ET Preview on display, an all-electric model that previews its first saloon due in 2021. Also, XPeng brought a new model, a sleek all-electric sedan this time. Weiterlesen
XPeng kicks-off sales of Tesla-infused EV for €30,000
Xpeng, formerly known as Xiaopeng of China kicks-off sales of their debut EV G3 as planned. The electric SUV is said to take patented clues from Tesla but has a competitive base price of 227,800 yuan, that’s a little less than 30,000 euros – before subsidies. Weiterlesen
Xpeng gearing up for on-sale of debut electric car G3
The Chinese electric car startup Xpeng Motors sets the launch of its first model Xpeng G3 on December, 12 and provides details of its sales concept as well as the planned installation of quick charging stations. The Tesla-infused electric vehicle is out for testing as you read. Weiterlesen
Xiaopeng announces pre-sales of debut EV G3
The Chinese EV startup Xiaopeng Motors has announced their plan to begin accepting pre-orders for their electric Crossover G3. The company also announced their intention to generate an additional 2.7 billion dollars in growth this year. Weiterlesen
VW, Lamborghini, Zava, Tesla, Xpeng Motors.
About time: ‘Think New’ is Volkswagen’s motto for the Paris Motorshow. They will present a long range EV “for a new era” meaning one with a range between 250 to 300 miles. The size of a Golf, the concept shall hit the market by 2019 and is supposed to leave a similar impression as the iconic Beetle did in its days. The tease is on with first pictures having been released.
autocar.co.uk, insideevs.com, autonews.com
Electric Lamborghini: The Italian brand is working on the Vitola, a purely electric sports car, Autobild reports. The EV aims for hitting 62 mph in 2.5 seconds, powered by technology from the Porsche Mission E. Whether Lamborghini gets the go ahead for a very limited production run remains to be seen.
motortrend.com, youtube.com (video in German)
Another Italian supercar promises the start-up Zava. The Prometheus will utilise four electric motors to bring it up to 60 mph in less than two seconds. Range is given as up to 300 miles. So far, only renderings exist without any plans for production set yet.
Tesla update v8.0: This Wednesday will see Tesla pushing a wide release of its latest software update. Version 8.0 includes changes to the Autopilot, which will reportedly rely more on radar sensors than camera data. Drivers will also have to take over steering sooner and for longer.
Electric SUV from China: Xpeng Motors has shown its first electric compact SUV. The Xpeng Beta has a said range of 300 km thanks to energy dense cells from Samsung. Production will start in 2017 and the Chinese manufacturer intends to scale up to 20,000 units by the end of 2018.
gasgoo.com, electromobile360.ru (pictures), youtube.com (video)