Xpeng introduced its fourth model, a large crossover, at the Guangzhou auto show last week, and the Chinese electric-vehicle startup expects to sell it globally as well as domestically.
The G9, a large crossover, is its first product “conceived and designed from the outset for both domestic Chinese and international markets,” Xpeng said.
The vehicle complies with 5-star safety design standards under new car assessment programs in China and the European Union, as well as the EU’s vehicle certification standards known as European Whole Vehicle Type Approval.
It also meets the EU’s environmental protection requirements, with a reusability rate exceeding 85 percent and a recyclable rate of more than 95 percent, according to the EV startup.
The vehicle is fitted with Xpeng’s in-house proprietary advanced driver assistance system to enable comprehensive assisted smart driving from vehicle start-up to parking.
It can drive for 200 kilometers after a 5-minute battery charge.
Xpeng hasn’t disclose when the G9 will go on sale.
Xpeng, established in Guangzhou in 2014, sells the G3 compact crossover, P5 compact sedan and P7 midsize sedan in China.
In December 2020, the company started exporting to Norway, its first overseas market. The two products it has shipped to the Norwegian market are the G3 and P7.
In October, Xpeng deliveries surged 233 percent to 10,138, with the year-to-date volume nearly quadrupling the tally a year earlier to 66,542.
It was the second-largest EV startup ranked by sales in the first ten months, topped only by Nio.