Xpeng P7 deliveries will start in Q2 as the company receives production license for its Zhaoqing plant

20 May 2020, 11:31:38

Xpeng P7 deliveries will start in Q2 as the company receives production license for its Zhaoqing plantXpeng Motors announced that it has received the official production license from China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology for its new own-built, wholly-owned factory, the Zhaoqing Xpeng Motors Intelligent Industrial Park in Guangdong Province. The approval will accelerate the production of the Xpeng P7, the company's second production model, ensuring customer deliveries scheduled for Q2 of 2020.

The Zhaoqing plant is built in accordance with Industry 4.0 standards, with advanced MES manufacturing execution systems, Internet-of-Things technology, real-time production monitoring systems and a transparent manufacturing cycle, delivering the promise of a digital smart factory. The Zhaoqing plant contains five workshops to cover the essential smart manufacturing functions, including stamping, welding, painting, assembly and battery pack production, as well as one battery assembly line, and is capable of manufacturing four different models. Serviced by 264 intelligent industrial robots, the Zhaoqing plant also incorporates dynamic test tracks covering 18 different types of test roads, and testing facilities for NVH, braking, vehicle seals and automatic parking systems.

"The Zhaoqing manufacturing plant is an essential component of our vision to build a smart mobility ecosystem, from in-house R&D to smart manufacturing to customer services. Obtaining the production approval for the plant will hasten our progress in producing and delivering best-in-class products and services for our customers," said He Xiaopeng, Chairman and CEO of Xpeng Motors.

"Our success in completing the Zhaoqing plant and rolling out our new P7 smart sedan despite the COVID-19 related challenges is further validation of the strength and robustness of our organization," He said. The company has secured a sufficient stock of essential parts to ensure smooth manufacturing despite the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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