Xpeng’s All-Electric P7 To Launch In China This Month

The all-electric Xpeng P7 will be launched in China on April 27, roughly a year after the car was first unveiled at the Shanghai Auto Show in 2019.

Xpeng has been rigorously testing the car in recent months and in February, revealed that it had spent no less than 120 days cold-weather testing the P7 in temperatures that dropped as low as -40°C (-40° Fahrenheit). In announcing the launch date of the EV, Xpeng has also revealed it will feature Level 3 semi-autonomy provided through the Nvidia Drive AGX Xavier platform.

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The P7 comes equipped with 12 ultrasonic sensors, five high-precision millimeter-wave radars, 13 autonomous driving cameras, and one in-car camera with HD mapping and high-precision positioning. Xpeng says it will perform Level 3 autonomous driving duties on highways, urban roads, and for valet parking.

“Our successful collaboration with NVIDIA was critical to the development and production of our P7,” vice president of autonomous driving at Xpeng, Dr. Xinzhou Wu said. “Backed by the performance and energy efficiency of Xavier, we’ve been able to accelerate and outpace our peers in the creation of this safe, intelligent, feature-rich sedan at a price point that makes it an ideal solution in today’s highly competitive EV market. We are very excited to expand our collaboration with NVIDIA for our next-gen EV production model, which will offer more competitive, user-friendly and safer autonomous driving features to a broader customer base.”

The range-topping Xpeng P7 has two electric motors and an 80.87 kWh battery pack. It can hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4 seconds and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China has verified it as having 438 miles (706 km) of range in the NEDC cycle, beating out the Tesla Model 3 as the longest range EV in China. A more affordable variant with a single electric motor delivering 263 hp will also be available.