Chinese sports sedan electric car factory receives production license

Xpeng Motors, an electric vehicle and technology company announced that it has received the official production license from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology for its new own-built, wholly-owned factory, the Zhaoqing Xpeng Motors Intelligent Industrial Park in Guangdong Province.

The approval will accelerate the production of the super-long range sports sedan Xpeng P7, the company’s second production model, ensuring customer deliveries scheduled for 2Q 2020.

Located in Guangdong Province, the home-base of Xpeng Motors, the new ​​Zhaoqing plant has a planned total area of 3,000 acres (2 million square meters), with vehicle production facilities covering some 1,500 acres (1 million square meters). Around 900 acres (600,000 square meters) of it has already been completed in the first phase.

After the foundation-laying in December 2017, the factory construction was completed in September 2019. Since then rigorous pre-production testing and small-scale trial production runs have verified the entire manufacturing process.

Zhaoqing plant will be serviced by 264 intelligent industrial robots

The Zhaoqing plant contains five workshops to cover the essential smart manufacturing functions, including stamping, welding, painting, assembly and battery pack production, as well as one battery assembly line, and is capable of manufacturing four different models.

Serviced by 264 intelligent industrial robots, the Zhaoqing plant also incorporates dynamic test tracks covering 18 different types of test roads, and testing facilities for NVH, braking, vehicle seals and automatic parking systems.

The Zhaoqing plant is built in accordance with Industry 4.0 standards, with advanced MES manufacturing execution systems, Internet-of-Things technology, real-time production monitoring systems and a transparent manufacturing cycle, delivering the promise of a digital smart factory.