Chinese Tesla rival Xpeng launches flagship EVs in Europe in international push
Xpeng, a Chinese electric vehicle startup, on Friday launched two of its flagship cars across a number of European countries, as it continues its aggressive international push.
The Guangzhou, south China-headquartered company said a revamped version of its P7 sedan and its G9 sports utility vehicle (SUV) are available to order in Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands and Sweden.
Brian Gu, president of Xpeng, said in a press release that the launch “represents a significant milestone” as the company builds up its European presence.
Xpeng has sought to challenge Tesla in China though still remains significantly behind Elon Musk’s carmaker when it comes to deliveries. It is now looking to expand into international markets after a difficult year in China which was hit by a demand slump.
That could put Xpeng on a collision course with Tesla in these new markets.
On the whole, Xpeng has priced its P7 sedan below Tesla’s in Demark, Norway, the Netherlands and Sweden, even at a time when the U.S. EV maker has been cutting prices globally to stoke sales.
Xpeng claims its P7 sedan can travel 576 kilometers on a single charge with a starting price in the Netherlands of 49,990 euros ($54,917). Tesla’s Model 3 Long Range, which claims 602 kilometers on a single charge, costs 52,990 in the Netherlands.
However, Xpeng’s G9 SUV is priced higher than Tesla’s Model Y, its closest competitor. Xpeng claims its G9 can travel up to 570 kilometers on a single charge.
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