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Mr. Jihan XU (Jack)

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Mr. Jihan XU (Jack), Vice President of Automotive Research and Development

Mr. Jihan Xu is Vice President of Automotive Research and Development. Prior to joining XPeng, he was a vice president of NIO Inc. (US Center), a China-based EV company listed on the NYSE (symbol: NIO), from 2016 to 2017. From 2014 to 2016, Dr. Xu served as vice president of Fisker Automotive, a maker of luxury hybrid electric vehicles. From 2009 to 2014, Dr. Xu served as the chief engineer of the Research and Development Center of GAC. From 2008 to 2009, Dr. Xu served as the chief engineer of AVL List GmbH (US Campus), an Austria-based company that provides the development, simulation and testing of powertrain systems. From 2007 to 2008, Dr. Xu served as the director of Hong Kong Automotive Parts and Accessory Systems Research and Development Centre. From 1996 to 2007, Dr. Xu served in various roles, including manager and technical expert in the electric powertrain department at Ford Motor Company. From 1994 to 1996, Dr. Xu served as a senior controls engineer of the brake system department of the Continental AG based in the United States. From 1993 to 1994, Dr. Xu served as a project manager of the System Research Laboratory, a U.S. company. From 1992 to 1993, Dr. Xu served as a project manager of Netrologic, Inc., a U.S. company focused on developing AI algorithm and software. Dr. Xu received his Ph.D. and master’s degree in automation from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich in 1989 and his bachelor’s degree in control engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 1982.