The new Chinese SUV Xpeng G9 promises record times thanks to a charging power of up to 480 kW
The speed of recharging is a decisive element in electric mobility, especially when traveling: it allows you to reduce the time required for stops, to the benefit of comfort. To ensure optimal battery life of an electric car, the ideal is to subject the car to slow recharges at low power, however, we know that this is not always possible. And that’s why ultra-fast charging was conceived . In parallel, car manufacturers have designed cars that can accept ever-increasing charging power. The latest, in chronological order, is Xpeng G9 , the new suv of the Chinese house which, thanks to a 480 kW charging powerand an 800V silicon carbide (SiC) architecture, promises to restore up to 200km of range in 5 minutes .
The Chinese carmaker, calls the Xpeng G9 “the mass electric vehicle with the fastest charging in the world”. In addition to ultra fast charging, the Xpeng G9 has very interesting features, including its immersive multimedia system equipped with a Dynaudio Confidence audio system with 28 speakers that produce a total power of 2250 W. According to what the company said, thanks to the application of Dolby Atmos audio technology, hardware and software work in tandem to deliver an immersive 5D experience. Users will experience experiences such as seat vibration, dynamic changes to ambient lighting, air conditioning, and car fragrances. The car is also equipped with an interactive 3D user interface and a 15-inch dual screen equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8155 chip.
The G9 is the first Xpeng model to be designed from the ground up for both the Chinese and international markets, in compliance with C-NCAP and E-NCAP safety standards and EU WVTA vehicle certification standards. It will then be equipped with the advanced X-PILOT 4.0 semi-automatic driving system , which guarantees assisted driving in any scenario thanks to the Navigation Guided Pilot (NGP) and hardware that includes 31 LiDAR sensors, dual Nvidia chips, Gigabit Ethernet architecture and a computing power of up to 508 TOPS.
From a technical point of view, the G9, which can boast a completely new electric powertrain, will offer a maximum range of 702 km , which, according to the Chinese company, is the best in the entire class of medium-sized SUVs. In addition, XPeng has communicated that the G9 has a maximum engine power of 550 horsepower (front: 237; rear: 312) with a maximum torque of 717 Nm which guarantees acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in about three seconds.