XPeng Charging Station (Credit: XPeng)

New Electricity Approach partners with XPeng achieving 90% coverage of China’s Network

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Charging platform New Electricity Approach announced Friday the partnership with XPeng to add the EV manufacturer’s 954 charging stations to its network across China. After partnering with NIO and Li Auto, the LongShine Technology Group-owned company will now allow its customers to also use XPeng‘s superchargers to charge their vehicles. Through this agreement, New Electricity Approach reaches now more than 90 percent of China’s EV Charging network.

The company said the partnership includes “data interoperability with XPeng superchargers by sharing and using each other’s back-end data” to leverage the combination of data from XPeng and its “own algorithms across application scenarios”.

“The collaboration between the leading aggregation charging platform and the promising Chinese EV company is bound to create strong synergies,” said WANG Guangxing, CEO of New Electricity Approach.

With the announced partnership, Xpeng expects to “significantly expand its user base by enhancing the utilization rate of charging piles” and reduce the operating costs of its charging stations.

XPeng is reportedly preparing to release a new version of its sedan P7 by mid-2023 and the first pictures were exposed on the internet suggesting some interior and exterior changes.

In late March, XPeng’s CEO He Xiaopeng showed its confidence on XPILOT 4.0 Version saying it “will boast a clear next-generation leap against other mass-produced advanced driver assistance systems. Simply put, under the premise of offering superior safety, the XPILOT 4.0 will feature a more comprehensive set of use scenarios, even wider geographical coverage and a better Q1 vehicle interface and in-vehicle experience for both drivers and passengers.”

Earlier this month, the EV maker announced that delivered 15,295 vehicles in June 2022, representing a 133% increase year-over-year. The EV maker delivered a total of 34,422 units delivered in Q2 2022, a 98% from Q2 2021.

As of June 30, 2022, year-to-date total deliveries reached 68,983 units, representing a 124% increase year-over-year, the highest among emerging automakers in China, XPeng noted. June deliveries consisted of 8,045 P7s, the Company’s smart sports sedan, 5,598 P5 smart family sedans and 1,652 G3i and G3 smart compact SUVs.

Earlier this week, XPeng CEO He Xiaopeng wrote that he is “very confident in this flagship product” and that the G9 model will be the best SUV under RMB 500,000.

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