XPeng Motors announced that it has put its first 480kW S4 charging stations into operation in five cities in China after announcing its ultra-fast charging technology last month.
The five cities are Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Wuhan, two in Shanghai, two in Guangzhou and one in other cities. By the end of 2022, XPeng plans to have more than 50 S4 charging stations covering the main areas of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Wuhan.
To date, XPeng has 1,011 offline charging stations, including seven S4 charging stations, 799 conventional charging stations, and 205 destination charging stations.
The company's ultra-fast charger S4 has a maximum power of 480kW, a maximum current of 670A, and a peak charging power of 400kW.
XPeng's flagship SUV G9, is capable of reaching a CLTC range of 210km in 5 minutes when using the S4's fast charge, as shown in actual tests conducted by the company. By comparison, the Tesla V3 charger has a maximum output of 250kW and a maximum current of 631A, and has a range of 150km in just 5 minutes.
XPeng will focus on building S4 charging stations in the 10 cities with the largest G9 orders this year, and will provide such stations in key cities and along major highways in 2023.