Start-up car manufacturer Nio shot to fame in 2017 when the company’s all-electric hypercar set an extremely quick lap time at the Nurburgring Nordschleife – that’s quite a way to announce yourself to the world. Now the Chinese company has unveiled the Nio ET Sedan. This is the latest model from the brand, which follows on the heels of its SUV sibling, the NIO ES6. Click here to see a video of the SUV.
The all-new model was unveiled at the company’s hometown of Shanghai earlier this week at the Shanghai Auto show. The Nio ET Sedan is a precursor to the brand’s new sedan product line. It is powered by a 220 kW permanent magnet synchronous motor electric drivetrain.
This motor is powered by a high-energy density nickel-cobalt-manganese battery pack. Nio ET Sedan features technology with high-efficiency permanent magnet motors in the front and high-performance induction motors in the rear, for a range of up to 510 km.
Nio also took the opportunity to showcase its fast-charging pile, Nio Power Charger, which is touted as the “last piece of the Nio Power service system jigsaw”. Through intelligent integration with home charging piles, power stations and mobile charging vehicles it provides users an efficient charging experience.
In his own words
“After just over four years of development, Nio has grown into a tech company that is constantly perfecting itself and increasing systemic efficiency, while striving to provide high-quality service to users,” said William Li, founder, chairman and CEO of Nio.
Interestingly, the aforementioned record-breaking Nio EP9 also set a new lap record for an autonomous vehicle at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas. This underlines the advances made by Nio in the field of autonomous driving in just a few years since the inception of the company, in 2014. You can see the COTA video below the Nurburgring video.
Click here to read about the Rimac C_Two, one of the EP9’s closest rivals.
Nurburgring lap record:
COTA autonomous lap record: