Chinese automaker XPeng announced on August 3 that the charging line in the Northwest China has been officially completed. The line measures a total length of 3,150 km and stretches from Xi’an, Shanxi Province to Lanzhou, Gansu Province with 14 self-operated charging stations placed throughout.
According to XPeng, in June, a total of 954 self-operated charging stations have been put into operation, covering all municipalities and prefecture-level administrative regions in China. Among them, there are 774 self-operated supercharing stations, 180 self-operated destination stations, and 890 XPeng‘s supercharging stations. In addition to accelerating the layout of charging network, XPeng is also building charging sites suitable for traveling.
He Xiaopeng, chairman of XPeng, previously said, “XPeng will begin to lay out a new generation of supercharging piles in the second half of this year, which is 4 times faster than the charging speed in the current market and 12 times faster than the mainstream charging stations in the market. It can support 200 kilometers of driving after 5 minutes of charging. The battery can be charged from 10% to 80% in 12 minutes.”
Data released by XPeng shows that the company delivered a total of 11,524 units in July, a year-on-year increase of 43%, including 6,397 units for its P7, 3,608 units for the P5 and 1,519 units for the G3i. The XPeng G9 will begin accepting orders in August and be officially launched in September. The G9 adopts a 800V silicon carbide (SiC) high-voltage electric drive platform, which can increase the comprehensive range by 5% and can last 200 kilometers after charging for 5 minutes.