Nio at record high after unveiling new sedan, battery pack

Nio at record high after unveiling new sedan, battery pack

Prices start at 448,000 yuan (RM279,253) for the 70-kWh variant and 506,000 yuan (RM315,455) for the 100-kWh variant. This auto costs 448,000 Yuan (roughly 69,000 US Dollars) and offers about 7 percent farther range than Tesla's Shanghai made Model 3 EV that costs 249,00 Yuan after subsidy (roughly 38,000 US Dollars).

The ET7 is a fully electric sedan that measures 5,098 mm long, 1,987 mm wide, 1,505 mm tall and has wheelbase that spans 3,060 mm. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said the Model Y has the potential to outsell all other vehicles it makes.

The new ET7 comes with dual-beam Led headlights and double dash daytime running lights.

That circular object you see on the top of the dashboard is the company's Nomi AI-powered digital assistant, and it comes with an array of four microphones and designed neural processing unit core to interpret and execute instructions. The company also touts "invisible smart air vents" in the gap above the Earth-friendly material, with further vents for the second row. Two battery pack capacities will be offered at launch, a 70 kWh and a 100 kWh pack. To bring natural light the vehicle comes with cocooning ambient waterfall lighting and acoustic glass for both rows. The range can exceed 700 km and even 1,000 km with the 100 kWh and 150 kWh battery packs respectively. All NIO users can opt to upgrade to 150 kWh.

"Nio introduced a more powerful 150 kilowatt-hour battery pack - an improvement on the 100 kWh battery pack the company launched in November - which will give Nio's vehicles a claimed range of 625 miles", Ives wrote in a note. Each station will keep 13 full packs in its inventory and will be capable of handling as many as 312 battery pack swaps per day. NIO will speed up the deployment of the Power Swap Stations.

As such, you can buy the ET7 with a battery you can call your own, or pay less up front and subscribe to a "Battery as a Service" (BaaS) model that lets you swap batteries out at any of 500 Power Swap stations slated to be built across China by the end of 2021.

Nio reveals the ET7 sedan and solid-state battery technology

With all these technologies, the ET7 certainly sounds like a worthy and more advanced rival to the Model S, but there's more.

NIO has revealed that it will partner with Nvidia to accelerate the development of autonomous driving systems and use its Drive Orin system-on-a-chip.

Nio is working on another sedan, too. Aquila is the system of high megapixel cameras and sensors and Adam is the one that processes all the data and tells the auto what to do.

The ET7 will be equipped with a massive array of sensors - 33 in total - including eleven 8-megapixel cameras, LiDAR, ultrasonic sensors, and mmWave radars. Pre-orders are limited to China but Nio has previously expressed an interest to expand to other markets. Heating, ventilation, massage are all standard in both the front and rear seats, offering comfortable riding and driving experience to each occupant.

Nio hasn't said what level of self-driving capability the NAD system will have at launch, though the company mentioned highway driving, parking and battery swapping as planned use cases for the ET7.

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