Xpeng predicts it will deliver fewer electric cars than Nio

Xpeng CEO He Xiaopeng stands future to the company’s P7 electric sedan as he addresses media at the 2020 Beijing auto show.

Evelyn Cheng | CNBC

BEIJING — Chinese electric motor vehicle maker Xpeng forecast it will provide considerably much less autos than rival start out-up Nio in the initially 3 months of the year.

New York-listed Xpeng introduced right away it would likely provide about 12,500 autos in the to start with quarter. That indicates deliveries of 4,250 cars and trucks for March, based on January’s 6,015 determine and drop to 2,223 in February.

Even looking at the week-very long Lunar New Year holiday in mid-February, these figures tumble quick of Nio’s.

Last 7 days, Nio forecast deliveries of 20,000 to 25,000 vehicles in the to start with quarter, implying deliveries of at least 7,197 vehicles in March. The organization only delivers SUVs suitable now, and sells them in a larger price tag vary than Xpeng’s cars.

Though Nio options to supply a sedan to clients early future year, Xpeng introduced its P7 sedan very last year, which has accounted for a developing share of deliveries vs . its G3 SUV. Xpeng designs to launch an additional sedan afterwards this calendar year.

Li Vehicle, yet another Chinese electric powered auto corporation listed in the U.S., gave the cheapest forecast of the a few begin-ups, at 10,500 to 11,500 deliveries for the initially quarter.

Inspite of the awareness on start out-ups like Nio and Xpeng, more mature automakers Tesla and BYD are presently providing electric powered autos in China at a significantly higher scale. In January by itself, Tesla marketed extra than 14,500 China-manufactured Product 3s and BYD much more than 7,200 of its Han model, in accordance to figures from the China Passenger Auto Association released Tuesday.

After surging in 2020, shares of U.S.-outlined electric car providers have fallen in the previous two months amid the U.S. stock market’s risky start to the yr.

  • Shares of Xpeng fell practically 4% right away and are down additional than 35% for the 12 months so much.
  • Nio fell 7.6% overnight and is down additional than 25% yr to date.
  • Li Vehicle shares fell 5% to commence the week and are down 26% for the yr so significantly.
  • Tesla shares fell more than 5% in Monday’s session and are down 20% for the 12 months so far.

Autonomous driving software package

As Nio, Tesla and other auto providers race to build self-driving engineering, Xpeng began rolling out its autonomous driving software package to some high quality P7 sedan customers this yr. The technological innovation lets buyers to automate tasks this kind of as changing lanes and getting into and exiting highways.

About a single-fifth of a lot more than 20,100 P7 sedans shipped as of February have activated the hottest self-driving software program, administration claimed on an earnings call.

Xpeng reported whole revenue rose 43% from the third quarter to 2.85 billion yuan ($437 million) in the fourth quarter. The corporation expects profits to slide slightly to 2.6 billion yuan in the very first quarter.

Internet losses narrowed to 787.4 million yuan in the last 3 months of the year from 1.15 billion yuan in the prior quarter.