Xpeng Motors Launches the P7 Long-Range EV

China’s Xpeng Motors has announced the launch of its P7 super-long range, high-performance, fast-charging intelligent EV sports sedan, its second production model. The P7 is immediately available for order in China, in 3 versions and 8 configurations, and the company says customer deliveries will commence at the end of June 2020.

Xpeng Motors claims that the P7 is the first Level 3 autonomous-ready production vehicle in the Chinese market; has an NEDC (New European Driving Cycle ) range of 706km, and a 0-100km time of 4.3 seconds in some configurations. It is the first production model in any market to be powered by NVIDIA’s Drive AGX Xavier system-on-a-chip, delivering 30 TOPS (trillions of operations per second) performance while consuming only 30 watts of power.

Fast charging performance is claimed to go from 30 per cent to 80 per cent charge as fast as 28 minutes, with 120km range available in 10 minutes.

The P7 will be available through Xpeng’s growing sales network, reportedly now 113 outlets across 57 cities, and its service network of 73 stores in 52 cities.

Xpeng says its Supercharging stations for the P7 have reached 164 contracted and signed units across 35 cities, while its 3rd-party charging pile networks number some 200,000+ units across China.

The Xpeng P7 is available in China in various configurations, with prices starting from US$32,462.

Source: Motor Trader E-magazine (June 2020)

8 June 2020

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