New players in the EV space are emerging to challenge the monopoly of the established luxury carmakers. The EV revolution is bound to result in the inception of new market leaders.
The premium luxury electric car segment is getting more and more competitive day by day with products like the Nio ET7. This Chinese EV maker has issued a challenge to the monopoly of the traditional German luxury carmakers. Having already witnessed a successful year in China in terms of sales, Nio is ready to enter the international markets. Europe is at the top of its priority list at the moment with Norway and Germany being the key markets to crack.
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Nio ET7 Luxury Electric Car – Specs
This is where the ET7 holds an ace up its sleeve. It has a swappable 150 kWh battery pack that scores a 1000 km (621 miles) range on the NEDC test cycle. There are options of 70 kWh and 100 kWh battery packs too with a range of 500 km (311 miles) and 700 km (435 miles) respectively. The dual electric motor setup produces 480 kW (644 hp) and 850 Nm (627 lb-ft) of peak power and torque. The 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration comes up in a brisk 3.9 secs and the braking distance from 100 km/h to a standstill is a mere 33.5 m.
|Battery||70 kWh, 100 kWh & 150 kWh|
|Range (NEDC)||1000 km, 700 km & 500 km|
|Range (NEDC) (in miles)||621 mi, 435 mi & 311 mi|
|Acceleration (0-100 km/h)||3.9 secs|
|Power||644 hp (480 kW)|
|Torque||850 Nm (627 lb-ft)|
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Exterior and Autonomous Functions
From the outside, the Nio ET7 looks quite stunning and agile with an extremely slippery body for enhanced aerodynamic characteristics. The drag coefficient of the ET7 is an impressive 0.23 and the premium saloon measures 5,098 mm in length, 1,987 mm in width and 1,505 mm in height with a colossal wheelbase of 3,060 mm. This compromises the boot space a bit because the front and rear wheels are positioned so far apart to ensure a generous interior space.
|Length||5,098 mm (200.71 in)|
|Width||1,987 mm (78.23 in)|
|Height||1,505 mm (59.25 in)|
|Wheelbase||3,060 mm (120.47 in)|
The front fascia is dominated by sleek LED headlamps and a curvy silhouette to achieve that aero efficiency, 11 cameras, 1 ultra long range lidar system, 5 millimetre-wave radars and 12 ultrasonic sensors to and extensive real-time data analysis equipment to implement NIO Aquila Super Sensing autonomous driving function. The rear end is minimalistic in nature with an LED taillamp light strip running across the width of the EV.
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Interior and Features
Competing against some of the most luxurious sedans in the world, the ET7 is loaded with opulent features to the brim. The inside of the premium sedan is largely composed of sustainable and recycled materials for the upholstery, heated, ventilated and massage functions for the seats, a clean dashboard layout with a large 12.8-inch AMOLED touchscreen infotainment display, digital instrument cluster, laminated windows with soft-closing doors, 7.1.4 immersive sound system, NOMI- world’s first in-car AI system among other features.
A high-precision adaptive air suspension system is offered in the sedan with predictive road conditions to provide the optimum setup for enhanced passenger comfort. This is achieved using 4D dynamic HD maps and sensors to analyse the road ahead and tune the suspension components accordingly. The ET7 boasts of a full 5-star EURO NCAP safety rating due to its ultrahigh-strength aluminium-steel hybrid body enabling a high torsional stiffness.
In 2021, Nio delivered 91,429 vehicles in the Chinese market marking a whopping 109% rise year-on-year. The EV maker plans to commence deliveries of the ET7 from March 2022 and enter the German market later in the year. Let us know your thoughts regarding the chances that the Nio ET7 luxury electric car has in the market.