Xpeng P7 launches in China
Xpeng Motors announced the launch of its P7 super-long range, high-performance, and fast-charging intelligent EV sports sedan, its second production model. The P7 is immediately available for order in China, in three versions and eight configurations, and customer deliveries will begin late June 2020, starting at RMB 229,900 – 349,900 (U.S. $32,462 – $49,404) post subsidies.
“Today is a milestone in the five-year history of Xpeng Motors,” said He Xiaopeng, Chairman & CEO. “The P7’s launch solidifies Xpeng Motors’ leading position in China’s smart EV market. Our ability to launch the P7 in the challenging conditions of the COVID-19 crisis is a testament to the strength of our young company.”
According to the company, the sedan incorporates many breakthroughs and firsts, such as being the first L3 autonomy-ready production vehicle in the Chinese market. It has a reported NEDC 706 km (438 mi) driving range and 4.3 second 1-100 km/h (0-60 mph) acceleration in some configurations. The company also says it is the first production model in any market worldwide powered by Nvidia’s Drive AGX Xavier system-on-a-chip, delivering 30 TOPS (trillions of operations per second) performance while consuming only 30 watts of power.
The company says the sedan meets industry benchmarks:
- 3-in-1 electric drive system with a motor energy density of 2.0 kW/kg (1.21 hp/lb) and an efficiency up to 97.5%.
- A driving range of NEDC 706 km (438 mi).
- First EV with Infineon 950 IGBT module, delivering up to 580A to motor for continuous 40s.
- German luxury sports-style auto brand joint-developed chassis, optimized suspension, and layout
- Bosch/Brembo braking system, new-gen Bosch iBooster braking recycling, and c.100% energy recovery, with 35 m 100 km/h (115 ft 60 mph) brake distance.
- Autonomous driving system XPILOT3.0—12 ultrasonic sensors, 5 mm-wave radars, and 14 cameras—"industry’s only" 360° multi-perception integrated system.
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 auto chip running Xpeng Xmart OS 2.0—a full-scenario voice interactive system, integrating app stores and Alipay mini-program dual ecosystem.
- Whole-car OTA upgrade capability for in-car apps as well as ECU-controlled functions, supported by its SEPA (Smart Electric Platform Architecture).
- CATL high-density slim-profile prismatic battery pack, 110 mm (4.3 in) height, 80.9 kWh with energy density reaching 170 Wh/kg
- Fast charging: from 30% to 80% charge as fast as 28 mins, 120 km (75 mi) range in 10 mins; with China’s first remote-controlled concealed charging plug
- 5-level safety design: Passive, battery, active, air quality, and data security measures.
Xpeng Motors says the sedan has the strongest autonomous driving architecture among production vehicles in China. Powered by Nvidia's Drive Xavier, the P7 operates both the XPILOT3.0 and XPILOT2.0 systems concurrently to provide complete redundancy. As the foundation of the P7’s technology, the safety framework is designed and benchmarked to C-NCAP 5-star standards.
The sedan’s multiple front-facing, side, and rear-facing cameras cover a 180°-degree+ field of view, following tight curves and recognizing vehicles cutting in at close quarters. The vehicle is equipped with the "industry’s first" new-generation forward-looking millimeter wave radar sensors, with detection distance over 200 m (656 ft), offering high accuracy and angle of view, reportedly penetrating rain, fog, and haze to perceive surroundings in reduced visibility conditions. Four more high-performance millimeter wave radars are positioned at each corner of the P7.
The P7’s lane-level positioning function is backed by AutoNavi’s high-definition, high-precision maps. The GPS/RTK/IMU positioning hardware allows positioning accuracy to the centimeter level, or less than 0.3% thanks to real-time positioning map construction technology (SLAM). These complementary features effectively enhance the stability and safety of the vehicle’s autonomous driving function on overpasses, in tunnels, or under bad weather conditions. Coupled with the control capabilities brought by Bosch iBooster, the P7 performs a suite of advanced ADAS functions, including navigation-guided pilot (NGP) for highways, traffic light recognition assistance, and is reportedly the first production model to feature memory parking for car parks.
The vehicle will be available through Xpeng’s sales network, with 113 outlets across 57 cities, and its service network of 73 stores in 52 cities. Supercharging stations for the P7 have already reached 164 contracted and signed units across 35 cities, while its supporting 3rd-party charging pile networks number some 200,000+ units across China.
“Our philosophy of end-to-end closed-loop R&D is what sets us apart among China’s intelligent EV manufacturers,” said Xiaopeng. “Regular OTA upgrades will ensure that the P7 continues to grow and improve as we do.”
For more information, visit https://en.xiaopeng.com.