Xpeng is red hot and it has announced that it topped all-electric vehicle (EV) sales among new mobility makers in China for the month of April. Not bad for a 3-year-old young mobility startup.
On my last visit to Shanghai, I got to talk to a random client waiting for his G3 at the Experience Center we visited. I asked why he chose Xpeng? He answered that Xpeng met all the factors he looked for. Asked which were they, he answered “quality, affordability, smart features, etc.”
Xpeng Motors delivered 2,200 units of the Xpeng G3 EV SUV to customers in April. This gave it the top spot among new EV manufacturers in China for that month. The data came from the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) on May 10th.
Xpeng Motors also kicked off its new retail program, inviting partners in China to join its network of authorized retail stores. The company plans to expand its sales network to 100+ retail stores by the end of 2019, including both self-operated and authorized retail stores.
The Xpeng G3 also got the latest Xmart OS 1.3 over-the-air (OTA) upgrade on April 29. It introduced new features such as facial recognition for ID login, activation, and personalization. All in all, 40 new features and 200+ enhanced functions were upgraded via OTA updates since the G3’s launch in December 2018.
Xpeng Motors Charges Forward
Regarding charging, Xpeng Motors built 39 Xpeng fast charging stations in China and plans on a new batch of more than 200 stations. It aims to reach 1,000 fast charging stations within 3 years. Overall, these numbers are a great source of valuable information on users’ driving habits.
Xpeng Motors says it has so far gathered 28,600 fully automated parking sessions this year alone. Its voice assistant has been used 35,370 times since January 2019. Additionally, 511,840 kilometers (~318,000 miles) in driving-assist mode have been logged since the beginning of this year. Not bad for a 3-year-old carmaker.