Chinese auto manufacturer NIO motors have finally launched the NIO ET7 a stunning electric Sedan that is expected to be a challenger to the Tesla Model S and the Xpeng P7 in China and other regions.
NIO ET7 comes in 70 kWh and 100 kWh battery options with NEDC range estimates of over 500 km (311 miles) and over 700 km (435 miles) respectively. Since the NEDC range rating is not as realistic either as the WLTP or EPA range rating systems, so the actual driving range will be about 25% to 33% less.
NIO also announced that the company will introduced the 150 kWh battery option in 2022 that will offer over 1000 kilometers (620 miles) of NEDC range on a single charge.
NIO ET7 comes in with a dual-motor all-wheel-drive powertrain with a peak system output of 480 kW and 850 Nm of torque. The company has placed a permanent magnet (180 kW) in the front and an induction motor (300 kW) in the rear, as well as SiC power electronics for efficiency. The car generates enough power to achieve acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.9 seconds.
On the inside, the ET7 has a full-digital cabin with a 10.2-inch instrument cluster, an 12.8-inch high-definition multi-touch center display, and NOMI Mate 2.0, NIO’s unique digital assistant, fitted with an AMOLED full-circular display.
NIO introduced a series of autonomous driving tech for ET7 including eleven 8MP cameras, LiDAR and Adam – a NIO Super Computing system that will be available as a monthly subscription for 680 yuan ($105) a month.
The ET7 features NIO’s latest NAD (NIO Autonomous Driving) technology based on NIO Aquila Super Sensing and NIO Adam Super Computer. NAD brings safer and more relaxing autonomous driving from point A to point B, gradually covering cases such as on expressways, urban, parking, and battery swapping.
NIO has also introduced world’s first UWB digital key, frameless windows and soft close doors as standard. As the driver approach the car, the flush door handle will pop out, doors will unlatch and slightly open. The doors of the car can also close automatically.
It comes in three variants:
ET7 (70 kWh) – 448,000 yuan ($69,185)
BaaS: 378,000 yuan ($58,375) plus 980 yuan ($151) per month
ET7 (100 kWh) – 506,000 yuan ($78,142)
BaaS: 378,000 yuan ($58,375) plus 1,480 yuan ($229) per month
ET7 Premier edition (100 kWh) – 526,000 yuan ($81,230)
BaaS: 398,000 yuan ($61,463) plus 1,480 yuan ($229) per month
Note: BaaS – Battery as a Service