Xpeng, a leading Chinese electric vehicle company, has started the delivery of smart EVs to customers in Norway.
This week, 100 Xpeng G3 smart electric SUVs are being handed over to their new owners across 28 cities and towns in Norway.
The G3 will have a starting price of 358,000 NKr (£30,300) and will offer a certified range of 520km NEDC (451km WLTP). The SUV will also feature Xpeng’s proprietary XPILOT 2.5 advanced driver assistance system and auto parking function which will be able to distinguish between parallel and vertical parking spaces, as well as marked and unmarked parking spaces.
The G3 available in Norway will feature an English language user interface, with the AI-powered “Hi Xpeng” voice assistant, intelligent navigation and remote APP control.
Xpeng is actively exploring opportunities in other EV-mature markets with supportive government policies, advanced EV infrastructure and high EV awareness as the top priorities. Norway already has high EV sales percentages, with eight out of ten cars sold being electric. Xpeng is also planning to launch its second production model, the P7 electric sports sedan, in Europe within the next 12 months.
The SUV will also be uncompromising in its commitment to safety standards, with the G3 boasting a comprehensive suite of safety systems helping it to achieve a class-leading C-NCAP safety rating in China.
This is considered the first step for the company towards becoming an international automotive manufacturer, according to He Xiaopeng, CEO & Chairman of Xpeng.
“This week’s customer deliveries in Norway represent a key milestone in Xpeng’s aspirations to become a truly international smart EV brand,” he said. “We look forward to being a significant driver in accelerating that transition.”
Established in 2015, Xpeng launched its first production model in December 2018, and 2020 year-to-date deliveries of its smart EVs reached 21,341 units by the end of November, representing an 87% increase from the previous year.