In Depth: Why Electric Vehicles Have Trouble Retaining Their Value in China
In July 2019, XPeng customers were up in arms.
The Chinese electric-vehicle (EV) maker had just launched an updated version of its G3 compact SUV, featuring a battery that gave the model a much better range than its predecessor.
Improvements aside, the launch outraged Xpeng owners who had bought the previous version of the G3 because the new version opened for pre-orders just three months after their vehicles were delivered. Specifically, they worried that the new version’s launch would cause the value of their cars to depreciate faster.
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