Xpeng could consider acquisitions to expand capacity

By REUTERS | 16 September 2021

DETROIT: Chinese electric vehicle maker Xpeng Inc would consider acquiring less successful rivals to expand production capacity in the future, company president Brian Gu told reporters during a conference call.

Xpeng is building two new factories in China.

At the same time, the Chinese government is signalling it wants to see consolidation in the Chinese electric vehicle sector to rein in construction of unproductive factories.

"If we need additional capacity in a year or two…we may think about using M&A as a tool to get more capacity," Gu said.