Look at the drift of a Chinese electric car at a temperature of minus 35February 24, 2020
Xpeng shares a video of testing a five-meter P7 sedan in cold weather
Xpeng Motors posted a video from the winter tests of the P7 electric car at a temperature of minus 35 degrees Celsius. The engineers of the Chinese company tested the batteries at low temperatures, refined the traction control system, fine-tuned the chassis, and “instilled” the P7 sedan into a gambling controllability.
During the 120-day winter test, Xpeng Motors tested the all-wheel drive twin-engine P7 sedan with a 430-horsepower (660 Nm of torque) powerplant and a battery capacity of 81 kilowatt-hours. According to the claimed characteristics, such a version is capable of accelerating from standstill to 100 kilometers per hour in 4.3 seconds and has a range of 550 kilometers in the NEDC cycle.
To refine the electronic systems, a winding ice track with several changes in direction of movement was specially built. The average speed on the track reached 110 kilometers per hour. Xpeng Motors Vice President was pleased with the results of the cold tests: the top manager said that he “is proud of the P7’s performance in difficult winter conditions.”
It turned out that Porsche Engineering specialists helped in fine-tuning the chassis of the electric vehicle of the Chinese company. Xpeng now claims that the P7 chassis is better tuned than the “reference German luxury sports models.”
Earlier, Xpeng Motors planned to launch production of client electric vehicles in the second quarter of 2020. Prices have already been announced: the base rear-wheel drive 266-horsepower Xpeng P7 will cost 240 thousand yuan. For comparison, the initial price of a comparable Tesla Model S in China is 794 thousand yuan.
It is possible that by the end of 2020, Xpeng Motors will announce plans to supply P7 electric cars to Europe – the Chinese brand can bet on countries that have state subsidies for the purchase of electric cars.
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