Chinese electric vehicle maker XPeng sold less than 10,000 units in both October and November, falling behind its rivals. Behind these challenges are reportedly organizational deformities.
On December 1, a number of Chinese new energy automobile enterprises announced their new vehicle deliveries data for the month of November. Performance varies, but most of achieved year-on-year sales growth.
This year, NETA Auto surpassed many of its peers in China's electric vehicle market to take the top spot in terms of overall deliveries. But the Chinese automaker is now facing questions about possibly exaggerated delivery figures.
Chinese electric vehicle maker NIO has successively launched ET7 deliveries and test driving services in Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden.
Recently, some Chinese netizens posted the delivery information of the Tesla Model S Plaid version. The buyer needs to submit the final payment of 1,013,990 yuan ($141,399) for the model after paying a 20,000 yuan deposit, bringing the price tag of the model in China to about 1,033,990 yuan.
Chinese electric vehicle maker Li Auto now expects its deliveries for the third quarter of 2022 to total around 25,500 units, significantly lower than previous forecasts, the company stated on September 26.
On September 16, Tesla's official website in China showed that the shortest expected delivery time of all models of the company's Model 3 and Model Y has been shortened to one week.
Real estate developer Evergrande's automobile arm announced on September 16 that its Hengchi 5 model has started mass production in Tianjin and deliveries will begin in October. The new energy vehicle brand will also accelerate the development of other models.
Tesla China's website now shows that estimated delivery times for the rear-wheel drive version Model Y have been shortened from 8-12 weeks to 4-8 weeks.
William Li, the CEO of Chinese new energy firm NIO, said that planned July deliveries of its ET7 model were originally higher than the roughly 4,000 units recorded in June, but an insufficient supply of castings resulted in a drop in production by thousands of units.
Xpeng announced on Monday that it has recorded its highest-ever monthly delivery at 8,040 EVs for July, representing a 228% increase year-over-year, and a 22% increase from the previous month.
In response to a video saying that Li Auto's vehicle contains mercury, the company responded that they did not use toxic mercury in any production phase.
Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker NIO saw its deliveries fall in May due to a global semiconductor shortage, while rival XPeng’s sales continued to grow at a robust pace as the company managed to prevent the chip crisis from hobbling its business.
Chinese EV maker Li Auto announced its August delivery data on Sept. 2, which shows that the company delivered 2,711 Li ONE vehicles, the first and sole model of Li Auto, in August, a record high in monthly deliveries.