In the electric car segment Tesla is the reference in the world! However, as in other segments, the Chinese market already has authentic clones of the American automobile company. We are talking about Xpeng, which was recently accused of stealing Tesla's Autopilot source code.
Xpeng is back in the news because even the Tesla website copied!
Chinese car manufacturer Xpeng introduced two electric cars to the market, the Xpeng P7, to attack the Tesla Model 3 market, and the Xpeng G3 2020 SUV, to compete directly with the Tesla Model Y as we have already revealed. However, Xpeng trams may be equipped with technology that Tesla says has been stolen.
What is the Xpeng website? What is the Tesla website?
Certainly inspired by the Tesla website, Xpeng created a very identical website. As you can see from the images below, on the left side we have the Xpeng website and on the right side the Tesla website. It is true that there are some changes, but the layout of the Xpeng website is clearly super inspired by Tesla's. In the past the Xpeng website was totally different as you can see on here.
For now, there is no known reaction from Elon Musk regarding this situation. Even though it is in a lawsuit against Tesla, Xpeng shows that it has no problem in challenging it. Recall that Tesla and Xpeng are currently in a lawsuit over advanced driving assistance systems, Autopilot and Xpilot, respectively.
It is very likely that nothing will happen to Xpeng for copying the Tesla website. However, if Tesla wins the Xpeng driving systems case, things are likely to change. Whatever the case, Xpeng does not seem to be too concerned with everything that is happening.