China’s Xpeng Motors, a leading electric vehicle and technology company, has offered an exclusive inside view into its self-built wholly-owned factory in Zhaoqing, Guangdong Province.
Spanning a planned area of 3,000 acres (2 million square metres), the Zhaoqing Xpeng Motors Intelligent Industrial Park is where the super-long range sports sedan Xpeng P7 is being manufactured.
On May 19, 2020 the factory received the official production license from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
He Xiaopeng, Chairman and CEO of Xpeng Motors, says: “We are deeply proud of our achievement as a young company, in building our own wholly-owned smart manufacture base at Zhaoqing. Xpeng is now the only new smart EV maker in China that has both self-owned and contracted plants. We are a firm believer that manufacturing is the foundation of smart cars. Only when you build solid powertrain and vehicle hardware, can you differentiate with data operation, autonomous driving and connectivity software.”
Mr. Xiaopeng adds: “This not only gives us optimal insight into and control over our production process, it also demonstrates our capabilities in successfully managing our supply chain and executing major projects. This is a great base for future development in intelligent vehicle design and manufacture.”
The company says the Xpeng P7 will go through 18 vigorous quality control procedures. Each vehicle will also go through over 1,700 dynamic and static tests, and 18 simulated road condition tests for control, braking, comfort, sealing, and abnormal sound to guarantee its quality.