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NIO Debuts ES8 Electric SUV For China 19
Apr
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.”

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NIO Teases First-Ever Production Car For The Chinese Market 10
Apr
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Electric Vehicles, new cars, Nio, Shanghai Auto Show on 04 10th, 2017


Chinese EV company NIO is teasing us with their first ever production car, set to debut during this year's Shanghai Auto Show.
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Chinese Tech Giant Baidu Invests Up To $600 Million In NIO 28
Mar
Posted by Brad Anderson in china, Electric Vehicles, Nio, Reports, Tech on 03 28th, 2017


Chinese electric vehicle startup NIO has received up to $600 million in investments from tech giant Baidu.
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Faraday Future Says Nio Eve Is A “Poor Clone” Of FF 91 14
Mar
Posted by Brad Anderson in Electric Vehicles, Faraday Future, Nio, Reports on 03 14th, 2017


A few days before the Nio Eve was launched, the Chinese company was slammed by another Chinese-backed automaker, Faraday Future.
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Nio Eve Concept Boasts AI Assistance & Autonomous Tech 13
Mar
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Autonomous, concepts, Electric Vehicles, new cars, Nio, video on 03 13th, 2017


In a future where our cars will be more than just means of transportation, the Nio Eve concept previews a world where getting from A to B will feel more personal than ever before.
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