NIO showed off a brand new electric car. The NIO ET7 is actually an electric vehicle with a huge battery pack. With the ability to be totally autonomous, the ET7 is especially an incredible electric entry on the part of NIO.
So who is NIO anyway?
NIO has been in reference as “the Tesla of China.” Yet, the Chinese market has been made great as the leading manufacturer of electric SUVs. But they hope to go further than China. Especially with the electric sedan model, which possesses an impressive powertrain. It’s additionally fully-capable with a 480 kilowatt dual-motor drivetrain. It’s also given power by a battery pack that goes up to 150 kilowatts.
NIO has even come out with a specific statement about the powertrain. “The ET7 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds, and has a braking distance from 100 km/h of 33.5 m.” This range figure is based on the NEDC cycle, known to rarely represent real-world driving.
Aside from the Powertrain, the ET7 is impressive for Extensive Autonomy
It has a price starting up at roughly $69,000 United States Dollars, before electric vehicle incentives. NIO has a Battery-as-a-Service (BaaS) model, with a cheaper price and a monthly cost for the battery pack.
NIO as a company has their electric sedan coming loaded. With maybe 33 sensors and 4 Nvidia Orin chips that can collectively have a total computing power of 1,016 TOPS.
NIO’s trying o go about it like Tesla does, for sure. And there’s even more rumors where safety features are enabled by autonomous driving tech. However, autonomous driving features are to be available as a subscription. Additionally, there are 11 8-megapixel high-res. cameras, one ultralong-range high-res. LiDAR and 5 millimeter wave radars.
While it does come about as an impressive vehicle, the possibility of 621 mile-range actually being a figure to refer in real-world driving seems relatively impossible.