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Xpeng Mona M03: A New Competitor to the Tesla Model 3?

The Mona M03 is a new electric car from XPeng with an affordable price, strong smart capabilities, and an excellent drag coefficient.

Chinese company Xpeng has revealed a new compact electric sedan, the Mona M03, which was just unveiled in China on July 3, 2024, and which is expected to be a strong competitor to the American Tesla Model 3, but at a better price.

It is the first model in XPeng 's new MONA series, which focuses on affordable electric vehicles, with powerful AI capabilities, and many other advantages.

Sleek exterior design of the Xpeng Mona M03 electric vehicle

One of them is the price, as the M03 starts at less than $27,500 and is scheduled to be officially launched in August 2024.

Xpeng Mona M03: A New Competitor to the Tesla Model 3?

The Chinese Xpeng Mona M03 is a strong competitor to Tesla's most popular car, the Model 3, for many reasons. First, the Chinese car is much cheaper, with the Mona M03 starting at less than $27,500, while the Tesla Model 3 starts at $46,990.

Features of the Chinese car Mona M3

As for the features, American and Chinese cars offer similar features, starting with the advanced technology available in cars such as advanced driver assistance systems and large information and entertainment screens.

The design is elegant, as both cars have an elegant and attractive design, and both cars have spacious interior space for passengers and cargo.

Rear fascia and trunk capacity

Speaking of the rear, the Mona M03 – which stands for “ Made Of New AI ” – has a trunk capacity of over 22 cubic feet. Loading and unloading cargo is a breeze thanks to the large opening.

Design by Mona M03

The Mona M03, a Tesla Model 3 competitor, features a three-foot-long active air intake and a massive 22-cubic-foot trunk.

But the fact that the ever-popular Tesla Model 3 lacks a hatchback in favor of a sedan-like trunk limits its utility when compared to its crossover sibling, the Model Y.

Mona M03 Interior

The interior of the M03 features a simple design, with a large floating center entertainment unit, and no instrument panel.

It also features a two-spoke steering wheel and the option of a rear entertainment screen. The car will come with XPeng 's XNGP driver assistance system, as well as voice control for many of the car's functions.

Large back box

Xpeng offers an option for those who need a large trunk opening, but don't want to buy a crossover.

Mona M03 car weight

The Mona M03 is relatively light considering its actual competitor, the Tesla Model S, and there are set to be two versions of the Mona M03, one weighing around 3,600 pounds and generating 140 kilowatts, while the other weighs around 3,850 pounds.

In contrast, the Tesla Model 3 weighs between 3,500 and 4,100 pounds, depending on the model.

Xpeng Mona M03 with standard drag coefficient

The all-new Mona M03 EV features a large cargo space and an extremely low drag coefficient. The Chinese company's electric car also boasts a record-breaking drag coefficient, outperforming many strong competitors.

With a drag coefficient of just 0.194 Cd, the Mona M03 is the most aerodynamically efficient all-electric production car in the world

The drag coefficient of the Chinese electric car is 0.014 lower than the Tesla Model S and 0.026 lower than the Porsche Taycan And the Tesla Model 3. Moreover, it is 0.006 less than the car. Mercedes-Benz EQS.

Although there are more streamlined vehicles, such as the Lightyear 0 (0.175 disc) and the Volkswagen ARW concept from the 1970s, they're not as good as the Xpeng hatchback sedan.

Xpeng Mona M03 Battery and Performance

In terms of performance, the Xpeng Mona M03, like the Tesla Model 3, offers fast acceleration, powerful performance, high energy efficiency, and a long driving range of more than 400 kilometers.

Mona M03 range

All that aerodynamic effort seems to have paid off when it comes to the electric car's driving range, although we'll have to wait a while to see how effective it is after real-world testing.

Especially since Xpeng has yet to specify the battery size or the range the Mona M03 can travel on a full charge.

Mona M03 Battery

The Mona M03 is known to be powered by a lithium iron phosphate ( LFP ) battery from BYD subsidiary FinDreams Battery, although the energy storage capacity of this battery is not yet known.

Availability and price of Xpeng Mona M03

The Xpeng Mona M03 is scheduled to go on sale in China in Q3 for around $20,700, an attractive price that makes it a worthy option in the market.

The Xpeng Mona M03 is a promising new entrant into the affordable electric vehicle market.

With its competitive price, impressive aerodynamics, and practical hatchback design, it has the potential to be a popular choice for consumers looking for an electric car that is both stylish and practical.