A Xpeng P7 electrical automobile is on show in the course of the 18th Guangzhou Worldwide Vehicle Exhibition at China Import and Export Truthful Advanced on November 20, 2020 in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province of China.
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Xpeng stated Tuesday it delivered 12,922 electrical autos in January, a greater than 19% dip from December. However that also represents a 115% year-on-year rise. It is the fifth straight month that Xpeng has delivered over 10,000 models in a single month. However in November and December, it managed to exceed 15,000 deliveries.
As of Jan. 31, Xpeng stated cumulative deliveries of its electrical automobiles — the P7, P5, G3 and G3i — surpassed 150,000 models.
Rival Nio stated that it delivered 9,652 autos in January, up 33.6% year-on-year however down from December’s variety of 10,489.
As of Jan. 31, Nio stated cumulative deliveries of its autos — the ES8, ES6 and EC6 — reached 176,722 unites.
Each Nio and Xpeng have been grappling with the global chip shortage which continues to plague the auto trade. In an earnings name in July, Xpeng CEO He Xiaopeng stated that the worldwide chip scarcity remains the “biggest production hurdle” for the company.
Xpeng stated Tuesday that it’s “finishing up a expertise improve” at its manufacturing facility in Zhaoqing, south China, to reap the benefits of schedule manufacturing downtime over the Lunar New 12 months vacation.
“The improve will allow accelerated supply of the numerous order backlog carried over from 2021 in addition to permit us to higher serve the growing demand within the new yr,” Xpeng stated in an announcement.
China’s electrical car gamers have additionally been attempting to spice up the semi-autonomous technology of their automobiles as a method to differentiate from Tesla and one another.