Xpeng delivers intelligent G3 electric SUV to its first customers in Norway, accelerating its plans to enter the European market

22 December 2020

Xpeng Inc., a leading Chinese manufacturer of smart electric vehicles (“Smart EVs “), Has started delivering smart electric vehicles to customers in Norway. 100 copies of the Xpeng G3 electric SUV will be handed over to their new owners in 28 Norwegian cities this week - the northernmost city is Bodø (67 ° N), north of the Arctic Circle.

The domestic Chinese market remains the main sales market, but with the introduction of its first series model, the G3 electric SUV, in Norway, Xpeng is now ideally positioned to advance its international strategy. Xpeng is actively seeking opportunities in other mature EV markets, prioritizing markets with appropriate government promotions, advanced charging infrastructure and a keen awareness of electric vehicles. Xpeng also plans to launch its second production model, the P7 electric sports sedan, in Europe within the next 12 months.

He Xiaopeng, CEO and Chairman of Xpeng, stated, “The shipments to customers in Norway this week are an important milestone in Xpeng's drive to become a truly international Smart EV brand. Our launch in Europe comes at a time when more and more consumers are switching to more sustainable private transport and governments around the world are intensifying their efforts to move towards zero emissions. We look forward to being instrumental in accelerating this change. "

The popular platform for new energies and electric vehicles, the YouTube channel, Fully Charged Show , presents the Xpeng G3 in its first "premiere" episode. The show, hosted by well-known EV advocate Robert Llewellyn, offers an exclusive test of the G3 available in Norway.

The Xpeng G3

Photo and video gallery: Xpeng G3 in Norway

The G3 embodies Xpeng's strategy of offering advanced technologies at attractive prices. The list price of the G3 starts at 358,000 NKr (approx. 33,700 EUR / 30,300 GBP / 41,000 USD).

This intelligent, electric SUV impresses with its elegant styling with a panoramic windshield and a certified range of 520 km NEDC (451 km WLTP). The G3 has the XPILOT 2.5 driver assistance system developed by Xpeng. The automatic parking aid of the G3 is able to differentiate between parallel and vertical parking spaces as well as marked and unmarked parking spaces.

The G3 model available in Norway has an English-language user interface with the AI-controlled voice assistant "Hi Xpeng", intelligent navigation and APP remote control.

The software for the XPILOT and Xmart operating systems was developed entirely by Xpeng's in-house R&D team - a clear example of the company's approach to smart tech innovation.

Xpeng has an uncompromising commitment to safety standards. That's why the G3 is equipped with a comprehensive range of safety systems that have earned it the highest C-NCAP safety rating in China *.

Xpeng was founded in 2015 and launched its first production model in December 2018. Deliveries of its intelligent electric vehicles in 2020 reached 21,341 vehicles by the end of November, an increase of 87% over the previous year. Xpeng went public on the New York Stock Exchange in August 2020, raising $ 1.7 billion with a strong shareholder base that includes world-renowned corporations and institutional investors. The company closed its first follow-up financing on December 11, 2020 for $ 2.5 billion.

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About Xpeng Inc.

XPeng Inc. is a leading Chinese company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets intelligent electric vehicles that appeal to the large and growing base of technology-savvy Chinese middle class users. XPeng's mission is to drive smart EV transformation with technology and data to shape the mobility experience of the future.

To optimize this mobility experience, XPeng is developing its autonomous full-stack driving technology, its intelligent on-board operating system and the central vehicle systems including the drive train and the electrification / electronics architecture in-house.

XPeng is headquartered in Guangzhou, China, with offices in Beijing, Shanghai in Silicon Valley and San Diego, as well as Smart EV production facilities in Zhengzhou and Zhaoqing in Guangdong and Henan provinces, respectively. Please visit https://en.xiaopeng.com/ for more information .

* The Xpeng G3 Smart model passed the C-NCAP security test in China on July 13, 2019.

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Source: businesswire.com