Chinese electric-car start-up launches new Tesla Model Y rival

Xpeng – a Chinese electric-car start-up with plans to expand to right-hand-drive markets – has launched the G6 electric SUV in its home market.

A Chinese company is the latest electric-car start-up to mount a challenge to the world’s best-selling electric car, the Tesla Model Y.

Xpeng – which sells vehicles in China and Europe – has introduced the G6, a five-door mid-sized electric SUV, in its home market.

The Xpeng G6 is priced from RMB209,900 ($AU45,000), undercutting the Tesla Model Y which starts from RMB263,900 ($AU56,500).

Australian plans for the Xpeng G6 – and the company’s other vehicles – are yet to be announced, though it has expressed an intention to sell its models in the right-hand-drive UK market.

The G6 is the fifth model from the Guangzhou-based electric-vehicle manufacturer – which recently signed a deal with Volkswagen to co-develop electric cars for China – following the G3i SUV, P7 and P5 sedans,

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