Xia Heng (Chinese: 夏珩; born 7 November 1983) or Henry Xia is a Chinese entrepreneur. He co-founded the Chinese plug-in gas-electric hybrid car company XPeng Motors.[1]

Xia Heng
夏珩
Xia Heng.jpg
Born (1983-11-07) 7 November 1983 (age 38)
NationalityChinese
Other namesHenry Xia
Alma materTsinghua University
Known forCo-founding XPeng Motors

Early yearsEdit

Heng studied automobile engineering at Tsinghua University and earned a master's degree in 2008 after 6 years there.[2][3] Prior to co-founding XPeng Motors, Henry served as the supervisor for the New Energy Vehicle Control Section, a research and development team, at Guangzhou Automobile Group.[3] He received multiple awards in research, innovation and management during his time at Guangzhou.[4] Heng has worked as a resident engineer in multiple European countries, has published more than 10 research papers and patents about electric and smart vehicles, and has expertise in electric and smart vehicle controls, vehicle integration and project management.

XPeng MotorsEdit

In 2014, Heng co-founded XPeng Motors with a small group of vehicle and IT experts.[third-party source needed][1] Heng is tasked with the company's strategic planning and product architecture design. The company initially focused on research and development for new core technologies for use in motors, batteries, electronic control systems and center-display touch screens.[5] Heng recruited former employees from Guangzhou Automobile, BMW, Lamborghini, BYD, ALi, Tencent, Huawei, and Samsung. Since 2015, the company has built and tested four test cars. XPeng has projected that it will start production of its own vehicle before the end of 2017.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b 小鹏汽车-关于小鹏. xiaopeng.com (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 19 March 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  2. ^ http://xuerentang.sinaapp.com/teacher.php?tname=%E5%A4%8F%E7%8F%A9&sname=%E6%B8%85%E5%8D%8E%E5%A4%A7%E5%AD%A6[dead link]
  3. ^ a b 夏珩. gaei.51job.com (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 3 April 2016.
  4. ^ hsy505 (21 September 2015). 这家首次曝光的互联网汽车团队已经完成了 5000km 道路测试. GeekPark (in Chinese). Retrieved 28 September 2021.
  5. ^ Lei, Jianping (9 November 2015). UC创始人何小鹏投电动车 A轮或融资5000万美元. Tencent QQ (in Chinese). Retrieved 28 September 2021.
  6. ^ 小鹏汽车造型评审2进1,产品经理与粉丝联手打造互联网电动车. d1ev.com (in Chinese). 11 January 2016. Retrieved 28 September 2021.