Tesla comes 2nd in JD Power in-vehicle tech study behind XPeng Motors

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The results for JD Power’s 2021 China Tech Experience Study are in. The best in-vehicle tech among mass-market electric cars in China went to Xpeng Motors. Tesla came in second.

The study aims to map the flexibility of carmakers to adopt the latest in technology and improve the overall driving experience. The automakers received points based on respondents answers. Xpeng came first with 615 points, with Tesla coming in a close second with 597 points and Li Auto taking third with 577 points.

JD Power gathered responses from 32,141 owners of internal combustion vehicles and 3,976 new energy vehicle owners. The study covered 264 internal combustion vehicles from 58 brands and 50 new energy vehicles from 28 brands across China. However, the study did not include premium EVs. So, Tesla’s top-tier models and companies like Nio were not included in the study.

The results are a little surprising, considering Tesla’s innovative approach to building vehicles. However, Xpeng takes a local approach to its software and tech and builds specifically for the Chinese market. The real question is whether Xpeng maintains this ranking over the long term.

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