Plugsurfing has signed another collaboration with a Chinese electric car manufacturer, with Xpeng drivers in Norway receiving Plugsurfing's charging solution and a co-branded charging key that gives them access to 300,000 public charging points across Europe via the Plugsurfing network.
Plugsurfing had previously partnered with Nio for charging in Europe, but the new collaboration with Xpeng will be limited to Norway, according to Plugsurfing.
Xpeng had begun delivering e-cars in Norway in late 2020 and announced its expansion into the European markets of Denmark, Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands in late 2021, but in June 2022, citing global supply chain issues, Xpeng halted pre-orders for its P5 model in the four aforementioned countries until further notice. It is not yet known with which partner Xpeng plans to offer charging services in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands once plans resume.
"As a leading electric vehicle manufacturer, we aim to continuously improve every part of the customer journey, which includes offering services that complement our vehicle range," says Xpeng CEO He Xiaopeng, but the company's founder himself is already looking beyond Norway: "We believe the partnership with Plugsurfing will help strengthen our offering to drivers across Scandinavia."