[Xpeng] On June 29, Xpeng G6 officially went on sale, with a 209,900-276,900 yuan (29,000 – 38,000 USD) price range, and will start delivery in July. As a brand new mid-size SUV created by Xpeng Motors, Xpeng G6 adopts the popular coupe SUV design style, uses an 800V high-voltage SiC silicon carbide platform and 3C battery cell, and the CLTC working condition cruising range is 580, 755, and 700 kilometers respectively. At the same time, Xpeng G6 will be delivered to the European market in 2024. — Yiche
[Tesla] On June 29, it was learned from several insiders that the domestically produced Tesla Model 3 facelift model would continue to upgrade the battery pack, especially the base model rear-wheel drive version’s battery capacity will be upgraded from 60kWh to 66kWh, using CATL’s new M3P type lithium iron phosphate battery. — 36Kr
[Geely] On June 29, according to the Satellite News Agency, Belarusian President Lukashenko stipulated that the fleets of Belarusian state-owned enterprises (SOE) can only purchase Belarusian-made Geely cars. It is reported that this regulation applies not only to Belarusian government agencies but also to banks, state-owned farms, and other legal entities with more than 50% state shares. — Russian Satellite News Agency
[Industry Policy] On June 29, according to the latest research by TrendForce Consulting, it is estimated that the market share of Chinese brands in the Western European new energy vehicle market will increase to 9% in 2023, up from 6% last year.
[GAC Aion] GAC Aion has set a target to achieve sales of 500,000 all-electric vehicles this year. The company sold 271k cars in 2022. The company delivered 166,323 EVs from January to May, including 45,003 in May, the third consecutive month of giving over 40k units. Despite GAC Aion not being as well known as BYD or Tesla, it is the third biggest EV manufacturer in China (first and second are BYD and Tesla). — GAC
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