Xpeng G3 electric SUVs arrive in EuropeFebruary 10, 2021
Chinese carmaker Xpeng plans to enter the European car market, but it will first enter the Norwegian market. Norway will become a kind of testing ground for the Chinese brand.
The Xpeng lineup already includes the G3 crossover and the P7 electric sedan. Xpeng is proud to announce that it has shipped a new fleet of at least 200 Xpeng G3s to Norway in addition to the 100 that the brand has previously shipped there. It was the first batch of G3s destined for Norway and quickly sold out, according to Xpeng.
Xpeng is under no illusion and points out that the Chinese domestic market remains the most important market for the brand. Xpeng previously reported that it is actively looking for other European markets to sell its products. The Dutch car market, like the Norwegian one, is very important for the sale of electric vehicles: last year 76 803 new electric cars were sold in Norway and 73 204 in the Netherlands. Although there were more electric cars in Germany (193 474) and France (111 127), the Dutch market for electric vehicles is relatively large.
The Xpeng G3 is an electric SUV sold in China with a 50.5 or 65.5 kWh battery, with which a range (NEDC) of about 400 or 520 kilometers can be achieved. The version with the largest DC charger kit can be charged from 30 to 80 percent in less than 30 minutes.
The front axle of the Xpeng G3 is powered by a 197 hp electric motor. and a torque of 300 Nm. It reaches a speed of 100 km / h in 8.5 seconds. The maximum speed is 140 km / h. Standard equipment of the model includes not only LED matrices, but also automatic climate control, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 15.6-inch vertical multimedia display in the center console.
More and more Chinese manufacturers are considering entering the European market. Aiways is promoting the U5 there, Maxus is selling its commercial vehicles, and Lynk & Co, affiliated with Polestar, wants “its piece of the European electric car pie.” The list continues with Seres, which is already available in the Netherlands, as well as BYD, Nio, Byton and Hongqi.
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