Tesla’s apprentice

By Jill Shen, Chris Udemans and David Cohen

Chinese electric vehicle startup Xpeng has never been shy about its Tesla fandom.

“One of the reasons Xpeng was founded was because Elon Musk made Tesla’s patents available. It was so exciting,” He Xiaopeng, the company’s CEO, told Quartz in 2018. T…

Xpeng gets its own factory with carmaker acquisition

By Jill Shen

Electric vehicle maker Xpeng Motors is working to secure a production license to deliver its first sedan in July with the recent acquisition of a domestic automaker.

Why it matters: Owning a factory allows Xpeng to retain control over quality and mi…

Xpeng NEV partner eyes India market amid sales slump

By Jill Shen

Jan 2, 20201 min read (Image credit: Haima Automobile)Chinese carmaker Haima Automobile, a manufacturing partner of Xiaomi-backed electric vehicle (EV) startup Xpeng Motors, plans to enter the Indian market amid sluggish industry sales at home.
Why …