Written by Cláudio Afonso | firstname.lastname@example.org
As announced by Nio during a conference on January 19th, NIO ET7 test-drives in China start on Saturday, March 5th. With the 150 kWh battery, ET7 has an extra-long NEDC range of over 1,000 km and features motors at the front and rear with a combined output of 643 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque. The sedan accelerates to 62 mph in 3.9 seconds. Starting at around $69,000 (448,000 yuan) before Chinese subsidies for the 70.0-kWh option, the ET7 is targeting the same public as Tesla Model S. That said, the price drops to around $58,000 if the buyer opts for Nio’s Battery as a Service (BaaS) subscription, which allows drivers to swap their batteries at Nio Power Swap stations in China for a fee of around $150 a month. Deliveries are expected to start in 3 weeks, on March 28th.
On January 19th, Nio held a communication where announced some more information about the ET7 Model. The company started locking orders for the model on January 20th, although it didn’t reveiled how many orders it has so far. According to the company, ET7 will be the world’s first mass-produced electric car available with a solid-state battery pack. A 150 kWh solid-state battery pack with a 50% battery energy density of 360 Wh/kg will be available as an option. Nio said in January 2021 that the new battery would be available from the Q4 2022. The model has been spotted several times in China during the last months.
1. Accelerate up to 100km/h in only 3.8 seconds (half a load, so running alone will definitely be faster);
2. Support up to Five 4K Driving cameras in simultaneous;
3. The model has 14 adjustments in the front seats, and the length of the seats supports 5-6cm extension;
4. Air suspension is adjustable by 1cm (decrease) and by 4cm (increase) to provide better passibility;
5. Test drives start on March 5th, 2022;
6. The rear seats also support massages;
7. The customer can opt for one of the 4 available colors for the interior.
On February 8th, many ET7 were seen being delivered to Nio’s showrooms in China ahead of the deliveries starting on March 28th. The photo below were shared by Weibo user and show the model being transported to the Nio Store located in Jiangyin, China.
On January 22th, during a gathering with 20 Nio customers, CEO William Li provided a lot of new information about ET7 and ET5 Models, Nio Navigation, Nio Operating System and the ES8 Update. The company revealed that the ET7 Model will arrive to Norway during Q4 2022. It was also announced that the new ET5 Model with 1,000km range unveiled last December, will be available in Norway (and several other global markets) during the Spring of 2023. The company also said that is currently in talks with several Maps providers (Google included) to improve Nio’s navigation accuracy.
NIO Autonomous Driving (NAD)
Making the vehicle a safe and free mobile living space is our vision. NIO has built up the full-stack NAD capability with perception algorithms, localization, control strategy, and platform software developed in-house. NAD will gradually cover use cases of expressways, urban areas, parking, and battery swap to enable a safer and more relaxing autonomous driving experience from point A to point B.
Users who purchase ET7 can install 7kW DC charging piles with the first stake equity of home charging piles. ET7 users who locked orders on and before March 28, 2022 upgraded the rights and interests of the first pile of home charging piles: 11kW DC charging piles can be installed for free.
The ultralong-range high-resolution LiDAR is essential to improving the safety of autonomous driving. Together with the 8 MP high-resolution cameras, it significantly betters the perception of NAD, raising the safety of autonomous driving by two levels. NIO ET7 model counts with 33 High-Performance Sensing Units providing 8 GB Data per Second — equivalent to downloading two 4K movies in one second.
NIO ET7 Interior
“The pure and modern seats with cuddling armrests and winged headrests, laminated glass, and heated, ventilated seats with massage and more features as standard, provide ultimate comfort for every occupant.”
Second Generation Digital Cockpit
NOMI is the technological foundation of NIO’s 2nd-generation digital cockpit. The 2nd generation digital cockpit features a 12.8-inch AMOLED center display, a 10.2-inch HDR digital instrument cluster, second-row multi-function HDR touch screen, and enhanced HUD. In addition, the NIO ET7 comes with the most advanced 3rd Generation Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Automotive Cockpit Platform with the most powerful in-car mobile connectivity and communication capability, including 5G, V2X, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6 and UWB and NFC. As a result, you can enjoy a seamless and high-speed connectivity experience.
Supports access to high-performance AR and VR devices jointly developed by NIO and its partners to achieve an immersive AR/VR panoramic in-car experience.
In February 2022, Nio delivered 91 units in Norway. Currently, the company is only exporting its ES8 Model to the Scandinavian country, although, its highly expected ET7 model will arrive Norway in the last quarter of 2022 and the ET5 (announced during the NIO Day last December) in the first quarter of 2023, as revelead by Nio’s CEO William Li on January 22th. In January, the Chinese EV maker sold 44 units, down from the 67 sales reported in December 2021. Nio opened two months ago its first Battery Swap Station in Europe and plans to have 20 Stations in five different Norwegian cities by the end of the year.
Earlier this week, the company announced that delivered 6,131 vehicles during February 2022, representing an increase of 9.9% year-over-year. . February deliveries are often affected by the Chinese Spring Festival Hollidays where the factories usually close from January 31st to February 6th.
The deliveries consisted of 1,084 ES8s, the Company’s six- or seven-seater flagship premium smart electric SUV, 3,309 ES6s, the Company’s five-seater high-performance premium smart electric SUV, and 1,738 EC6s, the Company’s five-seater premium smart electric coupe SUV. As of February 28, 2022, cumulative deliveries of the ES8, ES6 and EC6 reached 182,853 vehicles.
Written by Cláudio Afonso | email@example.com