To date, XPeng has 1,011 charging stations, including seven S4 supercharging stations, and it aims to add more than 500 S4 stations by 2023.

XPeng's first S4 supercharging stations go live in 5 cities-CnEVPost

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XPeng Motors announced today on Weibo that it has put its first 480 kW S4 supercharging stations into operation in five cities in China, following the announcement of the ultra-fast charging technology last month.

The five cities are Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Wuhan, with two in Shanghai, two in Guangzhou and one in the other cities.

All seven supercharging stations have four S4 supercharging piles, with the Beijing site having two additional S2 supercharging piles.

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By the end of 2022, XPeng aims to have more than 50 S4 supercharging stations covering the core areas of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Wuhan, it said.

To date, XPeng has 1,011 self-operated charging stations, including seven S4 supercharging stations, 799 regular supercharging stations and 205 destination charging stations.

XPeng's first S4 supercharging stations go live in 5 cities-CnEVPost

XPeng currently has 48 charging stations in Guangzhou, where it is headquartered, 45 in Shanghai, 30 in Beijing, 29 in Wuhan and 16 in Shenzhen.

In 2023, the company plans to add about 20 S4 supercharging stations in each of the cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, and 10 in Wuhan.

On August 15, XPeng demonstrated its S4 supercharging technology and announced the completion of the first S4 supercharging pile in Guangzhou, where it is headquartered.

The company's S4 ultra-fast charging pile has a maximum power of 480 kW, a maximum current of 670 A and a peak charging power of 400 kW.

XPeng's flagship SUV, the G9, is able to obtain a CLTC range of 210 km in 5 minutes when using the S4 fast-charging pile, as shown in real-world tests displayed by the company.

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For comparison, Tesla's V3 charger has a maximum power of 250 kW and a maximum current of 631 A, and can get a range of 150 km in as little as 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 core highways in 2023.

XPeng expects to add more than 500 S4 supercharging stations in 2023, with the number exceeding 2,000 by 2025, the company said at the G9 launch.

XPeng shows off ultra-fast charging tech that can give vehicles 210 km range in 5 minutes

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