The automaker NIO had announced that it would take advantage of January 9 to lift the veil on important novelties, this has indeed been the case. The Chinese company presented the ET7, a new electric vehicle that has some attractive features.
It’s hard not to compare the NIO ET7 with the Tesla Model S, firstly because the Chinese manufacturer’s electric car is also positioned as a sedan. On the other hand, the company has also experienced rapid growth in the market, it intends to expand outside the territory in the years to come.
A range of up to 1,000 kilometers?
It is on the autonomy side that the ET7 presented by NIO is strong. The company announces a battery with a capacity of up to 150 kWh, which means that the range could go up to 1000 km on the NEDC cycle. Be careful, however, take into consideration the fact that this is not often representative of real driving. On the other hand, it is possible that the electric car will pass the 800 km mark with a single charge, it is this point that could allow direct competition with Tesla. Otherwise, there are two other respective packs of 70 kWh (500 km) and 100 kWh (700 km).
During the presentation, NIO indicated that the batteries are in charge of powering two motors. The first is an induction motor installed at the rear, it provides a power of 300 kW. The second motor is installed at the front to offer a power of 180 kW. The overall power of the ET7 is therefore 480 kW for a maximum torque of 850 Nm.
The vehicle claims to go from 0 to 100 km in 3.9 seconds compared to 2.5 seconds for the Tesla Model S, as reported on the official website of the American manufacturer.
As indicated by the specialized media Electrek, NIO plans to take a somewhat similar approach to Tesla’s approach to autonomous driving. The Chinese manufacturer actually plans to offer features dedicated to this type of driving in the form of a subscription while it will also offer options dedicated to security.
On the price side, the prices of the NIO ET7 start at 448,000 yuan for the 70 kWh version, or around 56,000 euros. The 100 kWh version costs 506,000 yuan, which represents around 63,700 euros. Deliveries will begin at the start of 2022, China will be the firm’s main market, but it also intends to expand into Europe.