Xpeng Unveils Performance BEV Powertrain

Chinese automaker Xpeng has released specifications for its high performance BEV powertrain claiming 420bhp.

Its P7’s E-motor, transmission and control system are integrated into a three-in-one electric drive system to reduce size and weight. Along with the horsepower, the powerplant claims and industry heading power density of 1.96kW/kg with low volume of 18.6-litres, while NEDC efficiency can reach 85.5%.

The Xpeng P7 4-wheel-drive high-performance version has overall power of 316kW and a torque of 486ft-lbs enough to claim a 0-62mph sprint time of 4.3 seconds. Its equipped with the German Infineon 950 IGBT module, able to deliver current output of 580A to the motor for continuous 40s. It uses real-time temperature assessment to effectively manage the core junction temperature of the IPU, coupled with China’s first external water cooling system.

“Using in-house R&D to optimize product efficiency and customer experience has always been the core of our philosophy. We are very proud that the P7’s design benefited from this approach, setting new performance benchmarks,” said Jack Xu, vice-president of Xpeng Motors.

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in London. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_


Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *