Electric Cars

The Xpeng P7 comes into the hands of its first owners: the Tesla Model 3 has a tough rival


Following the news in April of the begin of the commercialization of its new electrical sedan, the Xpeng P7 is currently reaching its very first proprietors in China. At 4.9 meters in length, the second version of the Chinese business Xiaopeng is rather larger than the Tesla Version 3, its main rival in the marketplace. Technically, it is an extremely complete vehicle rising to level 3 of independent driving. It assures to be able to take a trip as much as 706 kilometers with each cost of its battery, according to the impractical European NEDC homologation cycle. Furthermore, its starting cost, 229,900 yuan (regarding 29,950 euros), after aids, position it listed below that of American electrical power. The most costly version costs 370,000 yuan, which at the present exchange rate amounts about 48,200 euros.

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The Xpeng P7 is produced at Xiaopeng’s brand-new plant in Zhaoqing, Guangdong province. The center has been released in record time. After only 15 months of work, the Ministry of Industry as well as Information Technology of China supplied the production license for the brand-new car in May of this year. 100,000 automobiles can appear of its assembly line every year. It utilizes a system established by the maker called SEPA (Smart Electric System Architecture), on which brand-new models will certainly be established later on that, for now, have not been announced. The plant puts together the whole car, consisting of the batteries, which are also manufactured in the exact same facility.



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The vehicles packed with the Xpeng P7 leave from Xiaopeng’s new plant in Zhaoqing.



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The firm has expanded the technical specifications it supplied in April, when it announced its commercialization. It is provided with 2 engines of different power. The rear-wheel drive version has an electric motor of 192 kW (258 hp) as well as 390 Nm of torque. One of the most effective adds a second engine, to provide four-wheel drive and also accomplish an overall power of 320 kW (430 hp) as well as 655 Nm of torque, which allow it to do 0-100 km/h in 4.3 secs. Xpeng Motors attests that the optimum effectiveness of these engines is 97.5% thanks to the truth that they are the initial on the planet to gear up the IGBT Infineon 950 component, produced in Germany. He additionally ensures that it is the concurrent irreversible magnet motor “most powerful than those used in China’s electrical car market.”

The battery cells are provided by the Chinese supplier CATL

with whom Xpeng Motors has serviced the development of prismatic cells with NCM chemistry (nickel, cobalt, manganese). According to the introduced specifications, the battery has a power density of 170 Wh/kg as well as its ability is 81 kWh. Additionally, thanks to its 11 centimeters in elevation and also flat style, it allows you to decrease the complete elevation of the cars and truck and also improve wind resistant resistance getting to a Cx coefficient of 0.236.

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For its autonomous driving system, the Xpeng P7 is powered by NVIDIA and also Qualcomm, capable of achieving a degree 3 of independent driving. This equipment is capable of carrying out 30 billion estimations in a second from the information accumulated by its 12 ultrasonic sensors, 5 radars as well as 13 video cameras spread throughout the cars and truck. It likewise outfits a cam within, situated on the steering wheel, with face acknowledgment ability.
The producer’s sales as well as solution network is additionally currently being expanded. In the presentation made at the end of April, the company was discussing 113 dealerships, and also currently, less than 2 months later, it is currently advertising 190. “The initial shipment to consumers of our second electric version, the Xpeng P7 becomes our front runner and also shows our ability as well as our placement as leaders in the electrical automobile market in China,” said He Xiaopeng, head of state and chief executive officer of Xpeng Motors.