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XPeng to deliver P5 with delayed radar installation due to millimeter-wave radar shortage

Monika From Gasgoo| October 27 , 2021 14:43 BJT

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- Affected by the dearth of millimeter-wave radars, XPeng has designed two optional car delivery solutions for P5’s users, one of which will allow a buyer to get his car delivered first and have the radars installed later from the end of March 2022, according to the Guangzhou-based EV startup.

XPeng to deliver P5 with delayed radar installation due to millimeter-wave radar shortage

XPeng P5; photo credit: XPeng

According to the aforesaid solution (hereby called “the Option A”), XPeng will provide the users who accept the “simpler” version of the P5 with the free XPILOT 3.0/3.5 driver assistance system as compensation. Besides, the buyer should sign a supplemental agreement with the seller.

As for the Option B, if a buyer insisted on getting a “complete” version of the P5, he should be patient and queue up for the car delivery, and waive the aforementioned free entitlement.

XPeng allows users to make a decision until 24:00 on November 2. If they are overdue, the default option will be Option B.

As XPeng's third mass-produced model and first sedan model, the P5 formally hit the market on Sept. 15 and rolled off the assembly line at XPeng's car plant in Zhaoqing on Oct. 20. The startup said earlier this month the scale delivery would begin at the end of October.

The automaker claimed the P5 as the world's first production model to employ auto-grade LiDAR technology. The two double-prism LiDAR units integrate 12 ultrasonic radars, 5 millimeter-wave radars, 13 high-definition cameras and a high-precision positioning unit to allow 360-degree visual and LiDAR fusion perception of the road environment.

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