This new electric car that arrives in Europe charges even faster than Tesla

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After the P5, it is time for the new Xpeng P7 and G9 to arrive in Europe. Therefore, the electric sedan and SUV are already available for sale in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands. The XPeng G9 is one of the fastest charging electric cars.

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Have you ever heard of Xpeng? The answer is most likely no. But don’t worry, this is completely normal. Founded in 2014, the young Chinese brand is currently only marketed in its native country. Well, almost, because little by little it has begun to invade Norway, exporting its P5 sedan there since last April.

Like BYD or Nio, its main rivals, Xpeng also believes a lot in Europe to develop. Thus, the Asian firm, which recently lowered the prices of its cars to align itself with Tesla, wants to invest massively in this market. What does not stop worrying specialists, who fear that the Old Continent is no longer a simple importer of Chinese cars, with all that that implies in terms of employment and the environment.

Xpeng P7 and G9: two new electric cars in Europe

But that shouldn’t stop the builder in his tracks. And rightly so, the latter has just published a press release announcing the launch of two new models in Europe. These are the P7 sports sedan and the G9 SUV. These are currently visible at the brand’s stand during the eCar Expo currently in Stockholm until February 5.

Therefore, these two electric vehicles can now be ordered in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands. On the other hand, not a word has yet been said about a possible arrival in France. If so, you may need a little patience. In fact, the first deliveries of the P7 are not expected before June anyway, while cthey from the G9 will start in September next.

Competing respectively with the Tesla Model S and Model X, these two newcomers have already announced their prices for Europe. then it will be necessary count 49.990 euros in the Netherlands for the P7 RDW Long Range and 57,990 euros for the G9 RWD Standard Range. Rates that will probably change if the two vehicles arrive in France, but in general, they should not be able to benefit from the ecological bonus in all cases, while this is only accessible for cars under 47,000 euros.

XPeng P7: in the footsteps of the Tesla Model 3

The P7 that has just landed in Europe is actually a restyled version and benefits from a slightly modified electric drivetrain. So if your power doesn’t seem to have changed, though Xpeng doesn’t go into detail about it, 0 to 100 km/h is now achieved in 4.1 seconds, against 4.3 until then. Autonomy is announced at 576 kilometers according to the WLTP cycle for the Long Range entry-level version.

Then it takes 29 minutes to recharge the battery from 10 to 80%, in a maximum power of 175 kW, which is still correct, but far from the 270 kW of the Porsche Taycan. But beware, the latter requires about 25 minutes in the same exercise, which shows that the load curve is greater than the maximum power.

The sedan also boasts a fairly low Cd of just 0.236. For comparison, the most aerodynamic production car on the market is the Mercedes EQS at just 0.20, followed by the Hyundai Ioniq 6 at 0.21. The Tesla Model 3, for its part, announces a Cx of 0.23.

XPeng G7: a Tesla Model Y with hormones

For its part, the G9 has an 800-volt system and can support a charging power of up to up to 300kW. Thus, it can recover 100 kilometers of autonomy in five minutes, and it only takes about twenty minutes to recharge its battery with a capacity of 98 kWh from 10 to 80%. The record currently stands at 18 minutes for the Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5 thanks to their 800-volt technology.

The large SUV can travel iup to 570 kilometers according to the WLTP cycle and shows a power of 551 horses for a torque of 717 Nm. The 0 to 100 km/h is achieved in 3.9 seconds. A value identical to that of the standard Tesla Model X.

Level 2 autonomous driving, and more to come

The two electric cars are equipped with the XPILOT autonomous driving system, put into operation thanks to 29 radar, millimeter and ultrasonic sensors. The brand is also in the process of developing an even more advanced device to rival Tesla’s FSD, which reaches level 3 thanks to the presence of a LiDAR. Called NGP, it is still in the testing phase.

At the same time, Xpeng continues to develop its charging network, while the brand introduced its own 480 kW terminal last August. In an XPeng G9 demo, it was possible to go from 10 to 80% in just 15 minutes.

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