On November 27, Xpeng Motors announced that they have signed a deal with Alipay to jointly develop in-car payment functions, which will be first implemented in Xpeng’s upcoming sports sedan model, the P7.
The new feature will enable in-car payments with Alipay for Xpeng’s battery-charging facilities, vehicle applications, and other use case scenarios.
The new agreement is an extension of the partnership between Xpeng Motors and Alibaba, announced in September, to implement the Alibaba In-Car Mini App platform in the P7.
The Alipay in-car payment function will facilitate battery charging, covering both Xpeng’s own facilities and partnership charging piles. Other functions include purchases of data and music packages, vehicle violation inquiries; and Alibaba In-car Mini App applications, such as mobility, lifestyle, and infotainment services.
The P7 is Xpeng’s second production model and the four-door electric sedan premiered at the Auto Shanghai show in April 2019 while the company has received 15,431 P7 pre-orders. The new model is expected to be delivered to Chinese customers in the second quarter of 2020.