XPeng Launches New Long-Distance EV — G3 2020
Chinese EV-maker XPeng launched its newest creation, the G3 2020, on July 10. After applying the comprehensive subsidy, the national unified price ranges between RMB 14.4-19.7 million ($2.0-2.8 million) depending on the model.
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The G3 2020 battery system is newly upgraded with a cruising range of up to 520km. The G3 battery has strong reliability and environmental adaptability. The design is both flame and explosion proof, adapted to avoid any accidents like the one in Shanghai earlier this year when a Tesla EV unexpectedly caught fire.
Furthermore, the Xpeng G3 2020 is equipped with a number of high-tech features such as a new version of the XPILOT automatic driving assistance system, Traffic Jam Assist (TJA) and Intelligent Cruise Aid (ICA) that prevents the vehicle from deviating from the lane if the road is uneven or the driver loses concentration.
The G3 2020 also comes with Automatic Lane Change (ALC) function that helps the driver to safely change lanes based on the surrounding traffic and real-time road conditions. The high accuracy of the ALC function can effectively reduce the potential risk of manual lane change due to visual blind spots.
In addition, the G3 2020 features potentially life-saving AI intelligence functions such as driver fatigue warning, and heart rate and health status detection. Using an in-car infrared camera, G3 monitors the driver’s behavior and health status. If it detects abnormalities such as closed eyes or irregular heart rate, the G3 will give a warning and use AI smart technology to protect the health and safety of the driver and nearby traffic.
The XPeng G3’s success builds on the company’s charging infrastructure expansion that began in April 2019. XPeng aims to develop 100 direct and authorized sales stores and a network of post-sales service centers by end of 2019. This also makes the company the only Chinese EV carmaker to build and operate its own supercharging network, which it plans to expand to 200 locations across 30 cities by end of the year and 1,000 nationwide in the next three years, while connecting over 100,000 third-party charging spots across China.