Xiaomi’s indestructible electric car with a range of 700 km enters the marketApril 24, 2020
Next week (April 27), China will give the green light to the locally produced innovative Xpeng P7 electric sedan.
This car, developed by Xpeng Motors with the money of the giant Xiaomi, promises to be incredibly interesting: a huge power reserve, developed autopilot, resistance to aggressive environments and much more.
The Xpeng P7 debuted at the Shanghai Motor Show in April 2019, and over the next year, the manufacturer carefully tested the electric car. The car turned out, one might say, unkillable: for 120 days it was tested in 40-degree frost (the main emphasis was placed on checking traction control and the overall controllability of the car), and it successfully coped with all the challenges.
The Xpeng P7 will be available with two power plants to choose from: with one 263 hp electric motor. (rear-wheel drive, 4.3 seconds to 100 kph) and two motors for 424 forces (all-wheel drive, 4.3 seconds to 100 km / h). But the new one has a battery – with a capacity of 80.87 kWh, but it is enough for an impressive 706 km of run on the NEDC cycle. This is much more than the nearest competitor Tesla Model 3.
Another feature of the Xpeng P7 is an autopilot of the so-called third level, which runs on the Nvidia Drive AGX Xavier platform. According to the company, the system will help the driver on highways, in city traffic and in parking. With independent movement, it relies on 12 ultrasonic sensors, 5 high-precision radars operating in the millimeter range, as well as 4 cameras with a 360-degree coverage.
Whether the Xpeng P7 will appear in other countries is still unknown. But given the characteristics of the model, the electric car is very promising. In China, they are asking for 34 thousand dollars for a “base” and 51 thousand for an all-wheel drive version.
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