Chinese EV maker XPeng is no stranger to breakthrough auto technology. In 2020, it introduced the P7 sedan, which boasted 200 miles more range than the Tesla Model 3. Today, it’s targeting charging speed with its G9 SUV. The new flagship model can charge at up to 480 kW, allowing it to go from 10 percent to 80 percent charge in 15 minutes (or 124 miles in 5 minutes). In the US, we’re limited to 350kW fast chargers at best (and even then, you’ll need a fairly new or premium EV to support that speed).
Of course, to see that fast charge rate, you need to be using one of the company’s chargers in China. However, XPeng plans to bring the G9 to the European market, so perhaps 480kW chargers will follow.
Aside from its charging tech, the G9 also seems to have pretty much everything you could want in a premium mid-size electric SUV. Its design and leather-filled interior are reminiscent of luxury car brands, while its twin-engine 4WD models can reach up to a whopping 551 horsepower. Powered by two NVIDIA Orin chips, the G9 also offers advanced driver assistance with 31 sensors and dual LiDAR sensors, as well as automatic driving and parking assistance.
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https://www.engadget.com/xpeng-g9-ev-suv-charging-450w-190712204.html?src=rss XPeng claims its G9 SUV is the world’s fastest charging EV