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Xpeng P7 Completes Durability Test Good For “10 Round-The-World Trips”

October 4th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

While the Xpeng G3 electric vehicle (EV) continues its stellar sales climb, the stunning P7 EV has finished a round of tests equal to traveling 10 times around the globe. The company also secured a charging network and ecosystem partnership with TELD, China’s largest charging infrastructure. Additionally, the P7 is the first Smart Car with its own Alibaba In-Car Mini app, and pioneers an IFAA-standard Virtual Car Key. Not bad for a three-year young startup working on a Chinese schedule


Who Will Benefit In The Robotaxi Revolution?

September 30th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

As self-driving cars move closer and closer to reality, one particular market stands to benefit — autonomous taxis (aka robotaxis). Tasha Keeny from Ark Invest recently evaluated the players who'd likely benefit from this massive market opportunity. Keeney writes, "Autonomous vehicles will transform personal mobility ... reap[ing] the benefits of a new market which promises to ramp from essentially $0 now to $10 trillion in global gross annual revenues by 2030."


Xpeng Motors Gets Into Ride Hailing To Bypass The Competition

May 17th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

Xpeng Motors is moving a step forward after announcing a stellar 2019 start by launching a pilot ride-hailing service, Pengster. Will it beef up competition or simply move mobility a nudge up? We'll know eventually. In the meantime, Xpeng Motors is about to roll out ride hailing in the world's biggest mobility market


Xpeng’s Pragmatic Leadership In China’s EV Startup Revolution — #CleanTechnica Field Trip, Auto Shanghai 2019

May 5th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

Xpeng invited us to come to the Auto Shanghai show to see how well its electric G3 was doing in China. I previously visited its San Jose USA headquarters, where part of its autonomous driving research department develops the G3 and now P7 experience. That's where I met Xpeng's founder and owner, Mr. He Xiapeng. I was surprised to discover the company's wise strategy and took it as a sign of changing times for mobility startups


Alibaba & Foxconn Leading $347 Million EV Startup Funding Round

January 30th, 2018 | by James Ayre

In yet another example of the way that the electric vehicle market in China seems to be exploding in a way that others aren't, Alibaba and Foxconn have led the recent, 2.2 billion yuan (~$347 million) funding round for the startup manufacturer Xiaopeng Motors


DiDi’s Huge Role In The Quickly Developing Chinese (& Global) Electric Car Ecosystem

November 9th, 2017 | by Tim Dixon

Didi Chuxing (China's Uber-like ride-hailing service) has been in the news recently. It announced 1) plans to create its own electric car charging network, 2) a partnership with NEVS for one million electric self-driving cars, 3) that it's a partner in Changan Automobile Group's $15 billion Shangri La electric vehicle transition plan, and 4) that it has the world's largest EV ridesharing fleet


Solar Power Booming In Japan

May 17th, 2014 | by Guest Contributor

Originally published on Energy Post. By Rudolf ten Hoedt A first gold rush driven by generous subsidies led to an [&hellip



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