The XPeng G3 is an electric compact SUV, manufactured by Haima Automobile for the Chinese NEV manufacturer XPeng Motors[2] which started production in November 2018.[3]

XPeng G3
Xpeng G3i 001.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerXPeng Motors
Also calledXPengi (facelift)
Production2018–present
AssemblyZhengzhou, Henan, China
(by Haima Automobile)
Body and chassis
ClassSubcompact luxury crossover SUV
Body style5-door SUV
LayoutFront-motor, front-wheel drive
Dual-motors Four-wheel drive
Powertrain
Electric motor2nd Generation Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor, 145 kW (194 hp; 197 PS)
Battery50.5 or 65.5 kWh lithium-ion
Range401 km (249 mi) or 520 km (320 mi) NEDC
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,625 mm (103.3 in)
Length4,450 mm (175.2 in)[1]
Width1,820 mm (71.7 in)
Height1,610 mm (63.4 in)
Kerb weight1,578–1,637 kg (3,479–3,609 lb)

Originally revealed as the XPeng Beta during prototype phase in 2016,[4] the name was changed for the limited run first batch edition to XPeng Identity X in 2017.

After almost three years for sale, on 9 July 2021, the manufacturer introduced the updated facelift version of the model with the name of XPeng G3i.[5] First units scheduled to be delivered throughout the month of September 2021.

HistoryEdit

The XPeng G3 mass production version was unveiled during the January 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. According to XPeng Motors, G3 stood for Geek3, and that the name was chosen after a crowd-sourced naming contest.[6] The XPeng G3 is actually the second batch production car, also known as the XPeng 2.0. The XPeng 1.0 was the limited run first-edition pre-production run of 15 cars reserved for founders and investors called the XPeng Identity X revealed in 2017.[citation needed]

As of October 2017, the mass production XPeng G3 crossover output was planned to be 190 hp (190 PS; 140 kW), good for a top speed of 170 km/h (110 mph). The XPeng G3 was planned to be equipped with a 47.6 kWh battery with a claimed range of 300 kilometres (186 mi) and 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) acceleration in 8.2 seconds for the front wheel drive version and 5.8 seconds for the 4WD version. The electric motor was planned to be 187 hp (139 kW; 190 PS) and is located over the front axle.[7] As of September 2021, the XPeng G3's list price ranged from 149,800 to 199,800 yuan.[8]

The G3 Long Range model was released in July 2019[9] with a larger 66.5 kWh battery and a claimed range of 520 km (320 mi). The original model[which?] was upgraded to a 50.5 kWh battery giving a range of 401 km (249 mi). Performance has decreased from the original version, with acceleration of 0–100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.5 seconds and 8.6 seconds for the long range model.[10]

XPeng started exporting the G3 to Norway in 2020.[11]

XPeng G3iEdit

The XPeng G3i is the mid-cycle facelift unveiled in 2021, featuring a new fascia for the exterior design in the same style as the P7 sedan. The G3i is equipped with the updated intelligent in-car operating system (Xmart OS) and the autonomous driving assistance systems XPILOT 2.5.[12]

XPeng Identity XEdit

The battery cell type of the XPeng Identity X is a Samsung 18650 with an energy density of 152 Wh/kg. Range of the car is 300 km (190 mi). 0–100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration will take 5.8 seconds, or 7.9 seconds in 2WD mode.

The motor of the XPeng Identity X is made by Jin-Jing Electric, a Beijing-based company. Top speed of the Identity X is 170 km/h (110 mph). The Identity X is front-wheel drive, with the battery pack located in the floor. The later revealed 4WD version which has a second smaller[clarification needed] motor sitting over the rear axle.[13][14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 【小鹏汽车G3参数配置表】_小鹏汽车_小鹏汽车G3配置_价格单_汽车之家 [【XPeng Motors G3 Parameter Configuration Table】_XPeng Motors_XPeng Motors G3 Configuration_Price List_Autohome]. autohome.com.cn (in Chinese). Retrieved 29 September 2021.
  2. ^ Sarkar, Abhijit (12 February 2018). "Xpeng contract out to Haima for production of their G3 SUV". Drivers Magazine. Retrieved 28 May 2019.[dead link]
  3. ^ "Form F-1, Registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933 for XPeng Inc". sec.gov. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. 7 August 2020. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  4. ^ Feijter, Tycho de (19 September 2016). "Meet The New XPeng Beta Electric SUV From China". CarNewsChina.com. Retrieved 29 September 2021.
  5. ^ "Nuevas imágenes del Xpeng G3i antes de su presentación". cochesdechina.com (in Spanish). 29 June 2021. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  6. ^ Ning, W. E. (15 January 2018). "XPeng Electric SUV Goes To Vegas, With A New Name". CarNewsChina.com. Retrieved 29 September 2021.
  7. ^ Feijter, Tycho de (13 October 2017). "XPeng Shows Near-production ready Electric SUV". CarNewsChina.com. Retrieved 29 September 2021.
  8. ^ 【小鹏汽车G3】小鹏汽车_小鹏汽车G3报价_小鹏汽车G3图片_汽车之家 [【XPeng Motors G3】XPeng Motors_XPeng Motors G3 Offer_XPeng Motors G3 Pictures_Autohome]. autohome.com.cn (in Chinese). Retrieved 29 September 2021.
  9. ^ Shen, Jill (15 July 2019). "Xpeng Motors accused of offloading old models days before new launch". Tech Node. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  10. ^ "XPeng G3 Specs". xiaopeng.com. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  11. ^ Kane, Mark (7 December 2020). "Xpeng Motors: First Batch of G3 Arrives Norway". InsideEVs. Retrieved 29 September 2021.
  12. ^ Moloughney, Tom (28 July 2021). "XPeng Launches Refreshed G3, The G3i Compact SUV". InsideEVs. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  13. ^ Wang, Joey (22 November 2017). "The Xpeng Identy X Electric SUV Is Ready For The Chinese Car Market". CarNewsChina.com. Retrieved 29 September 2021.
  14. ^ Feijter, Tycho de (14 July 2017). "Tesla Model 3 Watch Out: Here Is The XPeng Identity X". CarNewsChina.com. Retrieved 29 September 2021.

External linksEdit