Xpeng expands network of free EV charging stations in China to 1,140, spanning 164 cities

Chinese electric vehicle maker Xpeng Motors said Friday it has now built its Chinese network of charging stations to 1,140, spanning 164 Chinese cities. Xpeng is the first new EV maker in China to offer free lifetime charging services for its customers, the company said in a statement. The most recent additions were 13 stations along the 2,250 kilometer Sichuan to Tibet expressway. Xpeng customers now have access to free charging every 170 km along that route. The company is planning to expand the network to 200 cities in 2021. U.S.-listed shares were up 0.5% premarket, but have fallen 38% in the year to date.

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