This EV maker caters to young consumers by making driving easier and more fun

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Amongst all the players in China’s EV market, Xpeng Motors still stands out

When He Xiaopeng founded Xpeng Motors in June 2014, he was already a successful entrepreneur. He had just sold his web browser, UCWeb Inc., to Alibaba for around US$4.35 billion earlier the same month.Just two days after the UCWeb acquisition, Elon Musk announced that Tesla would make public all its electric car patents. He Xiaopeng reached out to the business magnate for more details on the move to open source. “You can use these patents. How you use them is none of our business," replied Musk.He, who owns a Tesla Model S, had already been considering building EVs for the Chinese ma...
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Edited by Wendy Lovinger, Wang Xiao'e

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