Xpeng plans European expansion

With the launch of its G3 SUV in Norway, Xpeng is now looking at further European countries to expand to. The G3 has a WLTP range of 280 miles and is considered a smart SUV. This is thanks to its clever XPILOT 2.5 advanced driver assistance system. The G3’s auto parking function is able to distinguish between parallel and bay parking spaces, as well as marked and unmarked ones.

The domestic market in China is still Xpeng’s primary customer base but it has big ambitions to move further into Europe. Xpeng is actively exploring its next steps, looking at other mature EV hotspots like Norway. The G3 SUV will be the first to roll out in other countries but the P7 electric sports sedan will be the next to launch in Europe.

He Xiaopeng, CEO & Chairman of Xpeng, commented: “This week’s customer deliveries in Norway represent a key milestone in Xpeng’s aspirations to become a truly international smart EV brand. Our launch in Europe comes just as consumers are shifting in increasingly large numbers to more sustainable personal transport, and at a tipping point where governments around the world are stepping up their zero-emission efforts. We look forward to being a significant driver in accelerating that transition.”

Xpeng’s first vehicle launched in 2018 and the brand has been going from strength to strength ever since. With models due to launch across Europe over the next 12 months, this is good news for drivers looking for a smart electric vehicle.

Jess Shanahan

Author:Jess Shanahan
Date Updated:15th Jan 2021

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