According to Clean Tehnica, the company didn't disclose much in terms of technical specifications, but XPeng's 480 kW station should offer speeds four times higher than current fast charging stations and up to 12 times faster than conventional charging stations.

The company claims that vehicles that support these charging speeds can get as much as 200 kilometers-worth of range in about five minutes and 10-80% charging should happen in 12 minutes.

Given that NIO's solution is 20 kW more powerful, this should mean that it is at least as fast, if not maybe a bit quicker.

The Chinese company also offers battery swapping stations, which have been operational for a few years now and have reached the third generation.

The first variant of the swapping stations could hold five batteries each and were good for 120 swaps per day.

After installing 200 of them, the company announced its second generation of the battery swapping stations last year, in April.

The second-generation swapping station is able to hold up to 13 batteries at once and supports as much as 312 swaps per day.

The third iteration of the battery swapping stations is said to hold more batteries and will have a more flexible layout, but that's all NIO disclosed so far.

Right now, NIO has 8.961 battery packs in its swapping system and it is developing a new technology that would allow them to store more energy for the local power grids.