Xpeng Motors on April 16 unveiled scalable electric vehicle architecture that allows for the deployment of an 800-volt battery system using a silicone carbide inverter and includes its latest automated driving technology. The Chinese electric vehicle maker boasted that its Smart Electric Platform Architecture (SEPA) 2.0 could bring significantly higher energy efficiency and shorter charging times than existing offerings, and is scalable across vehicle types from vans to sedans. It will also feature Xpeng’s assisted driving technology that could be “three years ahead of competitors” and “close to Level 3” driving capabilities, meaning that the car could function by itself on highways and urban roads, executives said. The company will debut its SEPA-deploying G6 crossover on Tuesday. [Xpeng announcement, in Chinese]