Xpeng G9 World's Fastest Charging EV 2023

Xpeng G9 World’s Fastest Charging EV 2023

After sharing sporadic details since last fall, XPeng Motors has officially launched its new Xpeng G9 SUV in China, featuring some of the most cutting edge technology overseas. In addition to sharing how the trims break down, we’ve included some of the unique features on the XPeng G9 including ultra-fast charging, advanced ADAS that could be the best in the world to date, and vehicle-to-load capabilities.

The Xpeng G9, the brand’s first fourth production model, is not just any Chinese EV. For one, it packs the most advanced ultra-fast charging technology commercialized to date that allows charging at levels never seen before and makes it the world’s fastest charging EV. There are many other innovations in the new flagship Xpeng which could help it become a game-changer for the brand at home and globally. Here’s everything you need to know about the G9:

Xpeng G9 SUV: The World’s Fastest Charging Electric SUV

XPENG G9 boasts a new powertrain system using China’s first 800 V mass-production Silicon Carbide (SiC) platform. Supported by the Company’s new 480 kW S4 supercharging stations, the 4C version of G9 can add up to 200 km of CLTC range in as little as five minutes—this means it can charge from 10–80% in only 15 minutes. The standard 3C version can charge from 10–80% in 20 minutes, which is also superior to most fast-charging EVs in the industry. Even when charging with compatible third-party stations, G9 demonstrates far greater charging efficiency compared to other EVs built on a 400 V platform.

In addition to significantly improving charging speeds, XPENG is rapidly expanding its nationwide charging network. In August, the Company unveiled its 1,000th charging location and its new S4 supercharging technology along with plans to add over 500 S4 supercharging locations across major cities nationwide in 2023; By 2025, XPENG aims to open up a total of 2,000 supercharging locations across China.

G9 offers a maximum CLTC range of 702 km, leading the mid-size SUV class. The other two versions of G9 offer up to 570 km and 650 km (4WD) of CLTC range—between 460 and 570 km when converted to WLTP range, which easily covers most urban commutes.

G9 also uses drag-reducing styling, a high-voltage SiC powertrain with advanced power distribution, and an energy recovery system to minimize wasted power while maximizing the driving range. This means G9’s real-world usable range is 5–10% higher than mainstream EVs.

XNGP, the Second-Generation ADAS With Full-Scenario Assistance

G9 uses XPENG’s second-generation Advanced Driver Assistance System, XNGP, featuring industry-first full-scenario driver assistance.

The X Version of G9 makes use of dual NVIDIA DRIVE Orin chips which deliver 508 TOPS (trillion operations per second) of computing performance. G9 uses 31 sensors and a front-view camera for advanced object detection—its front-mounting dual-LiDAR sensors cover 180º, reducing the size of blind spots.

XNGP is capable of tackling multiple driving scenarios, regardless of the high-precision map’s coverage—by 2023 when it is available in most cities in China.

XPENG’s first-generation ADAS, XPILOT, comes standard on the E version of G9. Technological advancements and algorithmic iterations coupled with higher computing power elevate the performance of XPILOT’s existing ADAS functions that include ACC, LCC, VPA (Valet Parking Assist), and Highway NGP (Navigation Guided Pilot).

With the new hardware and software architecture driven by closed-loop data, XPENG developed an enhanced Advanced Emergency Braking (AEB) active safety function on the E and X versions of G9.

Xpeng G9 Design

The G9 is positioned in the medium- to large-sized smart electric SUV market. It unmistakably looks like an SUV version of the Xpeng P7 sedan. At the front, it features the signature full-width, ultra-slim DRL strip on the top, separate headlights, which integrate two LiDAR sensors, a smooth mask in place of a traditional radiator grille, a mesh-pattern lower air intake, and an elegantly designed bonnet.

Xpeng G9 DesignImage Source: Xpeng

From the sides, the G9 has a sleek greenhouse, neatly designed door panels with smooth surfacing and flush-fit handles, and chunky five-spoke 21-inch alloy wheels. At the rear, the G9 again mimics the looks of the P7, with full-width tail lamps and block-lettered ‘XPENG’ branding. However, the tail lamps look bigger on the SUV.

Xpeng G9 Exterior

Let’s start on the outside of the new G9 and work our way in. Sort of like unwrapping a delicious, zero-emission piece of candy. Truthfully, not much to report here as the most fascinating and exciting features of the G9 lie deep in its platform and up through its interior technology.

As you can see from the 360-degree photoshoot above, XPeng’s G9 is a sleek looking full-size SUV that seats five and is aerodynamic enough to deliver some pretty impressive performance specs, despite its size.

Xpeng G9 ExteriorImage Source: Xpeng

Its front end stays true to XPeng’s recognizable blade lighting all the way across, and is further accented by a panoramic glass roof and flush door handles. There is also a deployable electric tow bar in the rear. A cool exterior look for sure, but you gotta see the interior.

Xpeng G9 Interior

The Xpeng G9 has a premium interior with a lot of digital real estate. It’s a five-seat SUV with three free-standing displays on the dashboard. One of the displays is a normally sized digital instrument cluster in front of the driver, and it’s tucked in to reduce sun glare. The other two displays are much larger and have been clubbed together to look like a single, 14.96-inch display. The left-side unit is the infotainment display, while the right-side unit is a secondary, passenger display, which is a trending feature in new luxury models.

Xpeng G9 InteriorImage Source: Xpeng

The dashboard is sleek and has a wraparound design, which increases the sense of spaciousness. A curved, bridge-type center console swiftly connects to this dashboard. It integrates a slim and wide AC vent and two cup holders and has two smartphone chargers as well. There’s an open storage area below where customers can keep a small grocery bag, rest a tablet, or sync/charge their device. The flat-bottomed, two-spoke steering wheel goes well with the minimalist theme.

Xpeng G9 InteriorImage Source: Xpeng Motors

The G9 is China’s first model implementing a Gigabit Ethernet communications architecture. In 2023, it will become the company’s first model with XPILOT 4.0, which will enable full-scenario-assisted driving from vehicle start-up to parking. Thanks to the Gigabit Ethernet communications architecture, a firmware OTA upgrade will take as little as just half an hour.

For the Xpeng P5, Xpeng Motors sources the LiDAR from Da Jiang Innovations, a Chinese company globally acclaimed for drones and widely known simply as DJI. He Xiaopeng, co-founder, Chairman, and CEO, Xiaopeng Motors, suggested during the Q1 2021 earnings conference call that the LiDAR for the new Xpeng SUV may come from another company.


The LIDAR we use on P5 is actually DJI, Da-Jiang, and we what — we are very open to other options, so by 2022 to 2023 the new models that we are launching may adopt different brands that make — that produce LiDARs.


He Xiaopeng, co-founder, Chairman, and CEO, Xpeng Motors (Q1 2021 earnings conference call)

Built on a new-generation hardware platform, XPILOT 4.0 will have a significantly higher perception capability and deliver full-scenario driver assistance. The fourth version of Xpeng Motor’s driving assistance system will have 508 TOPS ECU computing power. Two NVIDIA Drive Orin autonomous driving SoCs, an 8 million-pixel front-view binocular camera and 2.9 million-pixel side-view cameras, and a highly integrated and expandable domain controller will be part of the new hardware.


On a side note, Xpeng Motors is working on XPILOT 5.0 as well. The fifth version will mark the shift from advanced assisted driving to autonomous driving. The company has finished the overall structural design of XPILOT 5.0, but we don’t expect a commercial launch for another two years.


Xpeng G9 Platform

Xpeng Motors wants to amplify its presence in China’s mid-to high-segment EV market. The Xpeng G3 is a compact SUV, while the Xpeng G9 is a mid-size SUV. The company’s ‘David’ platform allows generating EVs with wheelbases of 2,600 mm to 2,800 mm. The ‘Edward’ platform is for more spacious cars with wheelbases ranging from 2,800 mm to 3,100 mm. The Xpeng G3 and Xpeng P5 sit on the David platform, while the Xpeng P7 and Xpeng G9 ride on the Edward platform.

Xpeng G9 Specifications

The Xpeng G9 measures 4,891 mm in length, 1,937 mm in width, and 1,670 mm in height. It has a 2,998 mm-long wheelbase, and it offers 660 liters of cargo space, expandable to 1,576 liters by folding down the rear seat. There’s a frunk, too, adding 71 liters to the storage volume.

Specifications Xpeng G9 Specification (RWD Standard) Xpeng G9 Specification (RWD Long Range) Xpeng G9 Specification (4WD Performance)
Length 4,891 mm 4,891 mm 4,891 mm
Width 1,937 mm 1,937 mm 1,937 mm
Height 1,680 mm 1,680 mm 1,680 mm
Wheelbase 2,998 mm 2,998 mm 2,998 mm
Cargo Space (rear seats up) 660 liters 660 liters 660 liters
Cargo Space (rear seats folded) 1,576 liters 1,576 liters 1,576 liters
Front Trunk Space 71 liters 71 liters 71 liters
Tire Size 255/55R19 or 255/45R21 255/45R21 255/45R21
Turning Circle 11.8 m 11.8 m 11.8 m
Rear Motor Power 230 kW 230 kW 230 kW
Rear Motor Torque 430 Nm 430 Nm 430 Nm
Front Motor Power NA NA 175 kW
Front Motor Torque NA NA 287 Nm
System Power 230 kW 230 kW 405 kW
System Torque 430 Nm 430 Nm 717 Nm
0-100 km/h Acceleration Time 6.4 seconds 6.4 seconds 3.9 seconds
Top Speed 200 km/h 200 km/h 200 km/h
Battery Pack 78.2 kWh LFP 98 kWh lithium-ion NMC 98 kWh lithium-ion NMC
Range (CLTC) 570 km 702 km 650 km
10-80% DC Charging Time (with standard ‘3C’) ≥ 20minutes ≥ 20minutes ≥ 20minutes
10-80% DC Charging Time (with optional ‘4C’) NA NA ≥15 minutes

Xpeng G9 specifications (Source: Xpeng Motors)

Xpeng G9 Performance

There are three variants on offer: RWD Standard, RWD Long Range, and 4WD Performance. All three variants have a 230 kW/430 Nm motor powering the rear wheels. Additionally, the 4WD Performance variant uses a 175 kW/287 Nm motor that drives the front wheels. As a result, it has 405 kW of total power and 717 Nm of total torque. While the other two variants take 6.4 seconds for a 0-100 km/h sprint, it can accomplish the same in just 3.9 seconds. The top speed is the same across the range, though – 200 km/h.


Xpeng G9 Range

The G9 RWD Standard uses a 78.2 kWh LFP battery pack that delivers a CLTC range of 570 km. The G9 RWD Long Range and G9 4WD Performance share a 98 kWh lithium-ion NMC battery pack. These variants can travel up to 702 km and 650 km, respectively, on a full charge, as per CLTC. CLTC figures are usually quite generous when compared to the WLTP or the EPA numbers.


Xpeng G9 Charging

The G9 boasts Xpeng Motors’ new-generation XPower 3.0 powertrain system with China’s first 800-volt mass-production SiC platform. Unlike what many publications are reporting, Xpeng Motors doesn’t state 480 kW as the G9’s peak charging input. The company actually says that the G9 can, on purchasing a ‘4C’ option, support charging at its new 480 kW S4 supercharging (ultra-fast charging) stations. However, with an actual charging demo showing the G9 accepting direct current at 443.5 kW, it seems like taking full benefit of these charging stations will be possible.

Xpeng G9 ChargingImage Source: Google

On specifying the 4C option, charging from 10 to 80% SoC takes as little as just 15 minutes and just five minutes of charging can be enough to deliver a CLTC range of 200 km (124 miles). A 220V power outlet for V2L functions is standard, and it allows supplying power at up to 2.2 kW.

XPeng declares the G9 “the world’s fastest charging EV”

The cosmetic stuff is nice and all, but it’s the actual inner workings of the G9 that XPeng Motors believes will truly set it apart from the rest of the pack in China and beyond. That starts with its 800V platform – bolstered by Silicon Carbide (SiC) chips – that ensure high throughput while charging.

Speaking of charging, XPeng is touting the G9 as the “world’s fastest charging EV.” We haven’t seen any official data to back that up, but the specs the automaker has shared so far are quite impressive. To begin, most trims of the G9 (see below) will come equipped with 3C battery cells, provided by manufacturers like EVE, CALB, and CATL.

Xpeng G9 ChargingImage Source: Google

Featured Image Source: Xpeng Motors

That version of the platform can charge from 10-80% in 20 minutes on XPeng’s new network of 480 kW S4 chargers. The company claims that’s still better than most of the industry, but has already topped its own speeds. The 4C version of the G9 can deliver the previously promised 200km of range in five minutes, but also recharge from 10-80% in 15 minutes. Hell yeah.

In a call with the media today, XPeng’s president and vice chairman Brian Gu explained that while a majority of the G9 trims feature standard batteries from the manufacturers mentioned above, XPeng worked with Sunwoda for its 4C technology to ensure battery cells that could handle its 480 kW charging that were also customized to maximize the SUV’s platform.

Meets Xpeng G9 international standards

Xia Heng, Co-founder and President of Xpeng Motors, has said that the G9 is the company’s first model developed with international markets in mind right from the start. It will be responsible for the company’s brand development and growth, Heng added. For design and other aspects of the product, the company took the preferences and needs of overseas markets into account during its development.

Xpeng Motors has kept the requirements of international safety standards in mind while developing the G9. The new electric SUV complies with the C-NCAP and E-NCAP 5-star safety design standards and the stringent EU WVTA vehicle certification standards. Chinese vehicles are getting better at safety with each passing launch, and Nio’s ES8, which received a 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating in September 2021, is an example of progress. The maximum score is Xpeng Motors’ target for the G9.


Using eco-friendly materials in vehicles is a good step, but a growing concern is also what happens to the car at the end of its life. Xpeng Motors says that the G9 meets the EU 3R certification requirements. It has a reusability rate of over 85% and a recyclability rate of over 95%. It should be possible to reuse most of the vehicle in this case.


Xpeng G9 Price & release date

Xpeng Motors launched the G9 in China on September 21, 2022, and expects to start delivering it there in October 2022. Prices in the company’s home market start at CNY 309,900 (EUR 44,644) and go up to CNY 469,900 (EUR 67,693). Q4 2022 would also be when the company starts deploying next-gen 480 kW ultra-fast chargers. Expect Xpeng Motors to launch the G9 in Europe in 2023. In Norway, customers can already sign up for receiving information about the G9 on the company’s website.

Xpeng G9 delivery in China Starts in October

In 2021, rumors began circulating about what XPeng’s next EV model – the fourth in its lineup – would be. Last fall, the automaker announced plans for its second SUV model, the G9, which could recharge 200 km (124 mi) of range in just five minutes.

Following our first official look at the G9, we learned it would arrive as XPeng’s most advanced EV to date and the first to be designed from the ground up for both the Chinese and international markets,  compliant with the C-NCAP and E-NCAP five-star safety design standards as well as the EU WVTA vehicle certification standards.

We also learned the G9 would feature XPeng’s ultra-advanced ADAS capable of full-scenario-assisted driving through its Navigation Guided Pilot (NGP); the automaker has been showcasing more and more as a serious competitor to Tesla’s FSD.

This past August, XPeng shared a bunch of additional G9 details with the public, along with our first sneak peek at its interior. Still, pertinent details like trim levels, range, and pricing were all omitted. Today, however, the G9 has officially launched and we have all those specs to share, so let’s dig in.

Xpeng G9 FAQs

What is the Xpeng G9 release date?

The Xpeng G9 has been launched in China, and its European launch could take place in H1 2023.


Which SUVs are the Xpeng G9’s rivals?

The Xpeng G9 competes with the Tesla Model Y and Nio ES6.


What is the Xpeng G9 price?

The Xpeng G9’s prices start at CNY 309,900 (EUR 44,644) and go up to CNY 469,900 (EUR 67,693).

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