To date, Li Auto has 13 supercharging stations and aims to have more than 300 by the end of the year. | Li Auto US | Li Auto HK
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Li Auto (NASDAQ: LI) is continuing to build out its charging system, bringing a second batch of supercharging stations into operation.
The automaker's six 4C supercharging stations went live today, and they're all located in highway service areas in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, Jinan, Shandong and Dongguan, Guangdong, it said today on Weibo.
Li Auto opened the first seven 4C supercharging stations for trial operation on April 20. As of now, the company's supercharging stations reach 13.
All of Li Auto's currently available models are extended-range electric vehicles (EREVs), which are essentially plug-in hybrids.
The company unveiled its all-electric solution on April 18, the first day of the Shanghai auto show, which is based on an 800 V high-voltage platform capable of giving a battery electric vehicle (BEV) a 400 km range on a 10-minute charge.
By 2025, Li Auto's product array will include a super flagship model, five EREVs, and five BEVs, the company said.
Li Auto's first all-electric model will be the world's first to feature CATL's 4C Qilin Battery, it previously said.
C refers to the battery's charge multiplier, and 4C means that the pack could theoretically be fully charged in a quarter of an hour.
By the end of May, Li Auto's first 25 supercharging stations will open for trial operation and be available to all electric vehicle owners, it announced on April 18.
Each station will be equipped with three regular fast-charging piles and one 4C super-fast charging post, it said.
These 4C charging piles will have a maximum power of 480 kW and 2C charging piles will have a maximum power of 250 kW. 2C charging piles will allow vehicles to go from 20 percent to 80 percent in 30 minutes, the company said at the time.
By the end of this year, Li Auto will have built more than 300 supercharging stations along highways, it said.
By 2025, Li Auto will have 3,000 charging stations, covering 90 percent of China's highway miles and major cities, the company said.
Earlier today, NIO (NYSE: NIO) announced it had put eight new battery swap stations into operation, bringing the total to 1,403.
As of May 15, NIO also had 2,580 charging stations in China, offering 15,312 charging piles.
As of March 1, XPeng's (NYSE: XPEV) charging network included 1,948 charging stations, of which 1,018 were operated by the company, according to the latest information on its website.