XPeng Motors Responds After Nanjing Branch Fined for Illegal Waste Management

On May 9, a branch of Chinese electric vehicle maker XPeng Motors was requested by the Nanjing Municipal Ecology and Environment Bureau to carry out rectifications and pay a fine of 100,000 yuan ($14,740) for not storing waste paint slag properly, violating solid waste management regulations. The company responded on Friday that it had completed necessary adjustments as soon as possible.

Established in 2018, the amerced Nanjing Xiaopeng Automobile Sales Service Co., Ltd. is wholly owned by XPeng Automobile Sales Co., Ltd. Its legal representative is Zhu Yanhua, with a registered capital of 10 million yuan ($1.474 million). The company’s business covers the sale of new energy vehicles and electrical accessories, as well as the wholesale of various automobile parts.

XPeng Motors responded that after investigation, the site where the branch’s office building is located was officially leased in late January of 2022. Due to mistakes made by customer service workers in the handover process, it failed to dispose of the waste paint slag in time, which was placed by the former tenant in the old paint baking room. This has resulted in the negligence of environmental safety. At present, the company is communicating with relevant authorities in accordance with legal procedures, and it claims there is no further information to reveal.

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Earlier this month, XPeng Motors announced that it delivered a total of 9,002 vehicles in April 2022, up 75% year-on-year. In 2022, the firm’s total delivery volume thus far has reached 43,563 vehicles, a year-on-year increase of 136%.