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NIO Debuts ES8 Electric SUV For China 19
Posted by Brad Anderson in Electric Vehicles, new cars, NextEV, Nio, Shanghai Auto Show, SUV on 04 19th, 2017

Chinese electric automaker NIO has just unveiled its ES8, a brand new 7-seater performance SUV built specifically for China. NIO intends on starting deliveries of the ES8 in 2018 and will build it alongside the flagship EP9 electric supercar.

The NIO ES8 features a body and chassis made entirely from aluminum and measures 196 inches long and has a wheelbase of just over 118 inches. This allows for a spacious 2-3-2 seating arrangement in a cabin that includes a large, tablet-like display in the center console, a fully-digital gauge cluster, a two-spoke steering wheel and contrasting black and white elements.

The automaker has yet to divulge many details about the ES8’s drivetrain but says it has electric motors at both the front and rear and an advanced air suspension system. It also has a battery that can be swapped to virtually eliminate charging times in a way similar to Tesla’s defunct battery-swapping service.

Design wise, the electric SUV bares some similarities to the EP9 supercar, particularly at the rear. From the front, its headlights remind us of the Citroen C4 Cactus but for the most part, it looks quite unique and should have a decent amount of road presence thanks in part to the clear character lines above both the front and rear wheel arches.

Discussing the car, NIO founder and chairman William Li said “It is another statement of our vision and technical and manufacturing capabilities. It is a best-in-class product that showcases what is possible with electric vehicles. I am proud of our relentless focus on vision and action. From track to road, NIO continues to achieve major milestones every year.”


Watch The NIO EP9’s Full Record Setting Nurburgring Lap 21
Posted by Brad Anderson in NextEV, NIO EP9, Nurburgring, Record, video on 03 21st, 2017

The full video of the NIO EP9 obliterating the EV lap record around Germany’s famed Nurburgring has just been released.
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Electric NIO EP9 Sets Autonomous Lap Record Around COTA 28
Posted by Brad Anderson in Autonomous, COTA, Electric Vehicles, NextEV, NIO EP9, Record, Reports, Tech on 02 28th, 2017

A few months after setting an electric vehicle lap record at the Nurburgring, the NextEV NIO EP9 has become the fastest self-driving vehicle to ever lap the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Texas.

What’s more, the EP9 also lapped the circuit faster than any other production car when a driver jumped behind the wheel.
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NextEV To Launch Tesla Model X Rival In 2018 Or ’19 6
Posted by Brad Anderson in china, Electric Vehicles, NextEV, Reports, SUV, Tesla, Tesla Model X on 12 6th, 2016

Soon after debuting its bold EP9 and confirming it as the fastest electric vehicle to ever lap the Nurburgring, Chinese company NextEV says it is already preparing a rival to the Tesla Model X.
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NextEV’s First Production Car To Be A China-Only Electric Sedan 23
Posted by Bogdan Zoltan in Electric Vehicles, NextEV, Reports on 11 23rd, 2016

NextEV is the latest electrically focused Chinese car maker, and you’ll be able to buy its products beginning with 2017 – but only if you live in China.
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Watch NextEV NIO EP9 Destroy The Nurburgring Lap Record For EVs 22
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Electric Vehicles, NextEV, NIO EP9, Nurburgring, video on 11 22nd, 2016

You've probably heard that NextEV's NIO EP9 has shattered the Nurburgring record for electric vehicles.
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NextEV Launches 1,360 PS NIO EP9 Electric Supercar 21
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in china, Electric Vehicles, new cars, NextEV, NIO EP9, Nurburgring on 11 21st, 2016

While unveiling its global brand 'NIO', electric car company NextEV also went ahead and launched their record-setting EP9 supercar, a 1,360 PS electric vehicle that posted a blistering time of 7m 05,12 seconds on the Nurburgring.
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