On Wednesday, Chinese smart electric vehicle company Xpeng started shipping its first batch of the XPeng P7, its flagship smart sedan model, from its Guangzhou production facility to Norway. This marks the first time that XPeng has exported the P7 to a market outside China.
The P7 is XPeng’s second production model for the Norwegian market following the delivery of the G3 smart SUV in December 2020. As of the end of July, more than 40,000 P7s have been delivered to Chinese customers.
“We are dedicated to meeting the growing customer demand for our smart EVs in China and internationally by bringing the most sophisticated and stylish models to our customers. We are eager to bring these advanced capabilities and services to our international customers in a way they are familiar with,” said He Xiaopeng, Chairman and CEO of XPeng.
The localized Norwegian version of the P7 rolled off XPeng’s production line at its Zhaoqing Smart EV Manufacturing Base in August. The first Norwegian customers are expected to receive their P7s in the fourth quarter of 2021. At the same time, the company is accelerating its build-out in Norway by establishing a full-scale operation that encompasses customer experience, sales, delivery, service, charging and lifestyle facilities.
XPeng’s flagship model, the P7 has already received its European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval (WVTA) earlier this year. It offers High Performance and Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) along with a Super Long Range version for the Norwegian market. Equipped with a powerful 80 kW·h battery pack, the Norwegian P7 delivers a range of up to 530km (RWD) WLTP. The vehicle provides a selection of features tailored for local conditions, including a CCS charging port, front seat heating, driver seat ventilation and 4-way lumbar support power adjustment.