Xpeng has made quite a few ambitious announcements recently, including plans to secure a total of RMB 30 billion by the end of 2019 and that it is expecting its first model, the “G3”, to hit the market by the end of the year. However, signs are pointing to a more negative outlook.

Latest local media reports suggest that Xpeng might still be at least 6 months away from actually delivering the G3 to the hands of Chinese car owners and that the startup has not placed an order for the specific spare part since March.

An auto parts supplier told 36Kr (in Chinese) that Xpeng’s last order of parts is only sufficient for manufacturing 95 G3 vehicles, hinting that it is a long shot for the new model to go into mass production anytime soon.

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Nicole Jao

Nicole Jao is a reporter based in Beijing. She’s passionate about emerging trends, news, and stories of human interest within the world of technology. Connect with her on Twitter or via email: nicole.jao.iting@gmail.com.