Shares of Xpeng Motors closed down 10.8% on Tuesday after the company forecasted weaker-than-expected sales growth in the next quarter, citing the slow pace of post-Covid recovery and a traditionally low season for automobiles. The Chinese electric vehicle maker said that deliveries from July to September would likely be between 29,000 to 31,000 vehicles, significantly lower than analysts’ expectations of 45,865 units, according to figures compiled by Bloomberg. The company reported a net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders of RMB 2.7 billion ($403.2 million) for the second quarter of 2022, sharply wider than last year’s RMB 1.19 billion, despite a 97.7% yearly growth in revenue. [Xpeng Motors release]