Xpeng G6 to be brand's first right-hand drive model – SUV with up to 755 km EV range coming to UK in 2024 – paultan.org

Xpeng plans to launch right-hand drive versions of its models in the United Kingdom next year, according to a report by Autocar. The company currently sells electric vehicles (EVs) in Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden, with plans for more markets in the European region.

At this yearโ€™s IAA Mobility in Munich, Xpeng announced that it plans to sell EVs in France and Germany next year, but the UK will be one of its first right-hand drive markets. It was previously reported that Xpeng will also enter Hong Kong, which would mark it as the first major Chinese automaker to tap into a market where Tesla has a strong presence.

Xpeng president Brian Gu said at IAA Mobility that the UK will get the G6 but not the G9 and P7 โ€“ the last two are offered in left-hand drive European markets. The G6 is as midsize SUV that was introduced in April this year and built on the companyโ€™s SEPA 2.0 platform with an 800-volt architecture.

The rear-wheel drive variant of the G6 features an electric motor rated at 296 PS (292 hp or 218 kW) and 440 Nm of torque. Meanwhile, the all-wheel drive variant gets two electric motors with a total system output of 487 PS (480 hp or 358 kW) and 660 Nm.

Two battery packs are available, reports CarNewsChina, including a 66-kWh lithium iron phosphate (LFP) unit for RWD models that offers a CLTC-rated range of 580 km. The other option is an 87.5-kWh nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) unit that provides 755 km (single motor) or 700 km (dual motor) of range. The G6 is capable of handling DC fast charging at a max rate of 480 kW.

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