Chinese EV maker XPeng officially launched its flagship SUV, the G9, two days ago. However, its complex configuration has exposed the company to much criticism. It has announced an overhaul, which has resulted in a price reduction of 20,000 yuan ($2,805).
Chinese EV maker XPeng revealed its 4th production model, the G9 Flagship SUV, for the Chinese market on September 21. The G9 will start from 309,900 yuan up to 469,900 yuan with the first deliveries for customers in China expected to be in October.
At present, there are two main types of urban navigation assisted driving systems in China. One of them is the "multi-sensor fusion + high-precision map" scheme, while the other is the "sensing takes precedence over mapping" approach.
The navigation guided pilot (NGP) function of Chinese EV maker XPeng has been opened to its P5 and other models. However, one XPeng P5 owner recently experienced several failures in NGP functionality while driving on the highway.
XPeng Motors' flying car division, XPeng Aeroht, said on September 9 that its X2 smart electric flying car will be transported to Dubai to carry out compliance verification test flights.
Chinese automotive maker XPeng Motors announced that the launch event of its medium and large SUV G9 is scheduled for September 21.
As of September 7, three leading Chinese new energy vehicle (NEV) enterprises, including NIO, XPeng Motors and Li Auto, had successively released their financial reports for the first half of 2022. The combined losses of three firms amounted to nearly 9.6 billion yuan ($1.38 billion).
Yang Hongxin, Chairman and CEO of Changzhou-based battery firm SVOLT, revealed on September 1 that JiDU, XPeng and other brands will use SVOLT's short blade battery in their products.
Guangzhi Cao, a former Tesla engineer and former Head of Perception at XPeng Motors, who was involved in allegations of commercial theft, has joined Pegasus, a Chinese automated driving startup.
During a telephone conference following the release of its second-quarter financial report on August 23, XPeng Motors said that it would speed up the pace of new product launches within a price range of 150,000 yuan to 500,000 yuan ($21,850 - $72,838).
Recently, some netizens posted on Chinese social media platforms that the new energy quota approval for XPeng's P7 and P5 models has been stopped since July, due to its violation of Shanghai New Energy Office's policies.
Reports that a former Apple employee pleaded guilty to charges of stealing trade secrets prior to joining Chinese automotive firm XPeng sparked widespread discussion on August 23. The EV maker denied its connection with the case on the same day.
On August 19, He Xiaopeng, chairman of XPeng Motors, put on display on Twitter-like Weibo the quadruped robot developed by XPeng Robotics, part of the XPeng ecosystem.
On August 15, XPeng Motors held a launch event at which it announced that it had put the 1,000th self-operated charging station into operation, which is the first station to be equipped with the latest generation of ultra-fast charging pile in China.
A man in China's Zhejiang Province died in a traffic accident while driving an XPeng Motors vehicle, causing the man's family to question that the accident may due to a braking failure.