Xpeng launches new electric SUV
Xpeng launches new electric SUV

As competition in the Chinese market for new energy vehicles intensifies, electric car maker Xpeng Motors unveiled a new electric SUV called the G9 at the Guangzhou International Auto Show in China.

Xpeng is one of the largest electric vehicle manufacturers in China, and there are currently three vehicles on the market. She entered the field with her G3 in 2018.

The P7 came quickly to the G3 in 2019, and these two compounds remain the backbone of the Xpeng team.

Since then, the automaker has begun to expand abroad, starting with its first overseas market, Norway, and selling two electric cars in Europe.

Xpeng launched its third electric car P5 in August last year, which is a direct competitor to the Tesla Model 3 in China. But the cost is much lower.

The G9 is the company's fourth production model. Xpeng Motors plans to launch this car in China in the third quarter of 2022. However, the company also said that this car is designed for the international market.

This means that the vehicle complies with C-NCAP and E-NCAP safety design standards, as well as the European Union's WVTA vehicle certification standards.

“The G9 is the first model we designed and developed from the ground up for the international and Chinese markets,” Henry Shea, co-founder of Xpeng Motors, said in a press release. We provide the most advanced designs to clients all over the world.

After the G3, P7 and P5, the introduction of the G9 adds a fourth model to Xpeng's product line. It is the second SUV in the company's product portfolio. It is adding yet another electric vehicle to this highly competitive segment of the market.

The G9 takes the Model Y from Tesla, Weilais ES6, and Liqis Li One. The company has not yet released any details on pricing or lines.

Xpeng aims at the international market

The G9 is the company's first model equipped with Xpilot 4.0, the company's advanced driver assistance system (ADAS), and is expected to hit the market in the first half of 2023.

As a competitor to Tesla's autopilot system, the Xpilot allows cars to perform semi-autonomous functions such as changing lanes. The car also has Nvidia's Orin-X autopilot chip.

Xpeng said the G9 is compatible with its X-Power compressor. This means that the car can charge a range of 200 km in 5 minutes.

The G9 also has a light sensor and telemetry technology, which is LiDAR. These systems send back lasers to measure distances.

These return rays are processed by algorithms to create 3D representations of surrounding objects, a key technology for autonomous vehicles to understand their surroundings.

Previous Post Next Post