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Nio ET7 Achieves 665 Miles w/ Semi-Solid State Battery In Real World

The Chinese automotive company has just rolled off its 150 kWh solid-state battery off the assembly line a few days ago. Nio ET7 has bagged a rather impressive milestone of completing 665 miles (1,070 km) on a single charge using the semi-solid state battery. This latest battery from Nio has a capacity of a substantial 150 kWh. This marked the first test of the ultra-long-range battery pack since its mass production. In December 2023, Nio Founder, Chairman and CEO, William Li drove the 2023 ET7 with a 150 kWh semi-solid state battery in a challenge where he drove for 1,044 km with 36 km of remaining CLTC range. You might also like: 5 New EV Battery Technologies – Aluminium-ion to Niobium Nio ET7 With Semi-Solid State Battery As per the official press release from the Chinese auto giant, the Nio ET7 with this new battery was tested on three different routes – from Kunming, Yunnan to Zhanjiang, Guangdong; from Beijing to Hefei, Anhui; and from Shanghai to Xiamen, Fujian. For these three routes, the electric car was able to drive for 1,070 km (665 mi.), 1,062 km (660 mi.) and 1,046 km (650 mi.), respectively. In the longest trip, the energy consumption was 12.7 kWh per 100 km and the driving time was 12.8 hours. The average speed was 83.7 km/h (52 mph) and the top speed was 118 km/h (73 mph). Also, the vehicle load was about 200 kg (441 lbs) and the altitude change was 1,875 m. Parameter Value Battery 150 kWh Semi-Solid State Range (max) 1,070 km (665 mi.) Energy Consumption 12.7 kWh per 100 km Average Speed 83.7 km/h (52 mph) Top Speed 118 km/h (73 mph) Altitude Change 1,875 m Driving Time 12.8 hours Details of the Trip Launch Details Nio opened pre-orders for the 2024 Nio ET7 on April 16 and the deliveries are set to commence on April 30. The official launch is slated for April 25. The pricing and specifications will be announced on that very day. You might also like: 91.5% of All Cars Sold in Norway in March 2024 Were Electric Semi-Solid State Battery One of the most intriguing aspects of this 150 kWh semi-solid state battery is that it is the same size as the 100 kWh unit. Moreover, it only weighs 20 kg (44 lbs) more even though it holds 50% more capacity. That makes it extremely efficient and highlights the advantages of semi-solid state batteries. In its construction, it differs from the regular Lithium-ion battery in that it has a solid conductive material suspended in a liquid electrolyte. On the other hand, Li-ion batteries have a liquid or gel-like electrolyte which enables the movements of Lithium ions between the cathode and anode. Hence, these are more prone to leakages and thermal runaways. Since, it is not so in semi-solid state batteries, they are safer. Also, they have higher energy density in the same volume which makes them perfect for applications in confined spaces. They are also better for the environment since they can be made using non-toxic materials. They are lighter than the regular Li-ion batteries which relates to the earlier point about their higher energy density. The solid material used in electrodes forms a porous layer which is able to absorb more active material resulting in higher energy density and improved performance. It allows more efficient ion transportation between the electrodes. All these factors combine to make the semi-solid state batteries lightweight, more efficient and more energy dense. You might also like: Hyundai Ioniq 6 N To Be A Meaner Avatar Of The Ioniq 5 N Learn Electric Cars Says Extensive work is happening in the field of EV battery technology at the moment. New players, as well as the existing firms, are deploying time, energy and resources to improve the existing tech. In essence, the aim is to reduce the battery size and weight and make them more energy-dense and efficient. All these factors will contribute toward creating EVs that can run for long ranges. The battery in the 2024 Nio ET7 is a prime example of how we can stretch the potential of an EV battery. Let us keep an eye out for more details in this space.

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New CATL Batteries To Retain 80% Capacity After 12 Years

Chinese battery giant CATL and NIO have collaborated to work on new technology that will allow EV batteries to still possess 80% of capacity after 12 years of usage. As per the latest partnership with NIO and CATL, new batteries are being developed with substantially longer lifespans than the existing ones. Battery forms the single most expensive component of an electric car. In most cases, this is around 40% of the total cost of an EV. Moreover, Lithium-ion batteries have a tendency to lose capacity after usage. Hence, most carmakers offer a warranty of around 8 years. Thereafter, the battery replacement costs become a huge issue for EV owners. In order to ensure that the batteries last at least as long as the car (or approximately 10-12 years), Chinese battery giant CATL and NIO have established a partnership. They will co-develop a battery which will be able to retain 80% of its capacity even after 12 years of application. You might also like: EVs To Be Cheaper To Produce Than Gas Cars By 2027 – Study New EV Batteries From CATL and NIO NIO has created a pioneering system for keeping electric car batteries healthy. This system looks after three key factors that affect how long batteries last – temperature, how hard they’re used, and how often they’re charged. By using clever technology and a special way of swapping batteries, NIO has made sure these batteries can last a long time. Thanks to smart planning based on lots of data, NIO’s batteries can keep about 80% of their power even after being used for 12 years. Plus, NIO has worked hard to make batteries that last longer. They’ve studied the materials that make up batteries, like the stuff inside the battery that helps it work, and the liquid it’s filled with. This research has led to better batteries. NIO has become really good at all stages of creating batteries, from making the materials to testing them out. They’ve even got over a thousand patents for their technology. More than a hundred of them focus on making batteries last longer. You might also like: Next-Gen EV Batteries From Korean Giants Unveiled At InterBattery 2024 New Technology By CATL CATL and NIO also believe that between 2025 and 2030, there will be around 20 million electric vehicles which will come out of the warranty period. This doesn’t necessarily mean that the vehicles won’t be in an unusable condition. But the owners will have to shell out a bomb to replace the batteries. To tackle, that CATL has been working on innovative methods to prolong the lifecycle of EV batteries to upto 12-15 years. CATL has created new technology to make battery packs last longer. They’ve invented things like a special Solid Electrolyte Interphase film that can fix itself and add more lithium to batteries. By working together, the companies aim to build a partnership that benefits them both in the long run. These batteries will complement NIO’s battery-swapping business immensely. You might also like: Are EVs With 1000 km Range Still A Distant Reality? Learn Electric Cars Says We are still, essentially, in the first leg of the EV revolution when it comes to battery replacement. The mass-market EV sales only commenced a good couple of years ago. Hence, in the next 5-6 years, we will have millions of cases of battery replacements as the EVs run out of OEM warranty. That will be yet another major hurdle for electric cars to overcome in order to get the trust of potential EV buyers. Therefore, if there is a major breakthrough in this regard prior to that, the entire perception about EVs might change. We can only wait and see how things transpire in this case.

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NIO Offers $4,200 Discount on EVs to Boost Sales

The premium Chinese electric car marque is hoping to fend off competition in the domestic market by offering attractive price-cuts. Chinese premium EV giant NIO offers discount of upto 30,000 Yuan ($4,200) to boost the sales of its EVs. It manufactures high-end electric cars to rival the products from prominent legacy luxury carmakers. However, it offers a lot more for the same price than these established names in the global automotive world. This formula has worked well for NIO for a long time. But the months of April and May were not great in terms of sales, forcing the EV giant to take appropriate measures to generate demand. You might also like: Nio EC7 Has a CLTC Range of 920 km – Specs & More NIO Offers Discount on EVs The Chinese market is the most competitive and fast-expanding automobile market in the world with respect to electric vehicles. New players are emerging left and right with massive support from the government in the form of subsidies. That is how NIO came into existence in 2014. Within just 8 years, it has become an eminent player in China and is already serving some key European markets. You might also like: Nio ET7 is the Premium Sedan of the Luxury Electric Car Segment  For the month of May, it recorded a drop of 8% in monthly sales. Moreover, the profit margins have gone down to 5.1% in Q1 2023 (down from 18.1% in Q1 2022). This is particularly alarming because the overall market has been quite positive and most other carmakers have posted healthy results. To address this, CEO William Li said that these price-cuts have been discussed internally for quite a while after taking advice and suggestion from users. You might also like: Zeekr X Arriving in Europe Later This Year – Details NIO Stops Free Battery Swapping Service In a desperate bid to increase the depleting profit margins, the free battery swapping service of NIO will no longer be available with immediate effect. Instead, the EV owners will have to buy it separately for a one-time fee. Customers buying a NIO EV before July 31, 2023, can pay an additional 30,000 Yuan ($4,200) to get: You might also like: 5 Upcoming VW Electric Cars to Debut in 2023 – From New ID.3 to ID.7 Learn Electric Cars Says The EV market is growing at an exponential pace and the Chinese market is at the heart of it. The environment to support EV start-ups is conducive resulting in a stark rise in competition. We see the top players struggling to post consistent sales. As a result, many of them are going down the tried and tested route of offering discounts to boost sales. We will have to wait and see how long this formula will work. Also, NIO is pinning a lot of hopes on its second-gen ES6 that was launched last month. One thing is for sure, the customers stand to benefit from these price wars.

Nio EC7 Exterior - Side Profile

Nio EC7 Has a CLTC Range of 920 km – Specs & More

Nio has unveiled the EC7 coupe SUV with an astounding 920 km range on the CLTC. Granted, the Chinese test cycle is a bit liberal when it comes to analysing the driving range on a single charge, but it would still be quite high on the more standardised WLTP cycle. Nio is a Chinese luxury EV maker that aims to challenge the legacy luxury carmakers across international markets, having already been successful in the Chinese market. The EC7 is yet another positive step in that direction. Nio has already commenced selling cars in Europe and this EV could make it there by the end of this year (2023) as well. You might also like: 2023 Audi Q8 e-tron – Specs, Range, Features, Price Nio EC7 – Specs & Range There are three battery packs to choose from – 75 kWh, 100 kWh and 150 kWh. It has a drag coefficient of just 0.23 which enables quite an efficient driving range of 304 miles (489 km), 395 miles (636) and 572 miles (920 km) respectively. In its most powerful iteration, the coupe SUV develops 644 hp and 627 lb-ft (850 Nm) of peak power and torque from two electric motors powering both axles (AWD). Acceleration from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) takes just 3.8 secs. The 6-piston callipers from Brembo ensure a braking distance of 33.9 m from 100-0 km/h. There are 10 drive modes with the intelligent Four-Wheel Drive system. Nio EC7 Specs Battery 75 kWh, 100 kWh & 150 kWh Range (CLTC) 489 km, 636 km & 920 km Range (CLTC) (in miles) 304 mi, 395 mi & 572 mi Acceleration (0-100 km/h) (0-62 mph) 3.8 secs Power 644 hp (480 kW) Torque 850 Nm (627 lb-ft) Drag Coefficient 0.23 Braking (100-0 km/h) 33.9 m Specs You might also like: Hyundai IONIQ 6 vs Kia EV6 – Specs, Price Comparison Nio EC7 – Dimensions The coupe SUV silhouette lends the EV massive dimensions. It is just under 5 m long, 2 m wide and 1.7 m high with a wheelbase of 2.97 m. It liberates acres of space inside for that futuristic and lounge-styled layout. This puts it in the league of the Audi Q8 e-tron, BMW iX and the upcoming Polestar 3. Nio EC7 Dimensions Length 4,968 mm Width 1,974 mm Height 1,714 mm Wheelbase 2,960 mm Dimensions Interior and Features The interior layout of EC7 is quite elegant with things like a 16-inch screen for the HUD (Heads Up Display), a 12.8-inch High-Resolution AMOLED Centre Display, NOMI Virtual Assistant, a Lounge Experience with Zero-Gravity mode for the seats with heating function, a Smart Electrochromic Glass for the Roof with 99.9% UV Protection, Ambient Lighting with 256-Color Gradation and 10 Ambience Themes, a Premium 23-speaker Dolby Atmos 7.1.4 Surround System, Autonomous Driving Functions with the help of 33 high-precision Sensors including a long-range, high-resolution LiDAR, seven 8MP high-resolution Cameras, four 3MP enhanced Cameras for surround view, one ADMS (Advances Driver Monitoring System), 5 millimetre-wave Radars, 12 Ultrasonic Sensors, Redundant high-precision positioning fusion, V2X, Compatibility with Nio’s Power Swap Battery changing stations. You might also like: XPeng G9 Launched – Fastest Charging Electric SUV in the World Price and Deliveries In China, the prices for the Nio EC7 start at CNY 488,000 ($71,977 US) for the base version with the 75 kWh battery and go all the way up to CNY 578,000 ($85,250 US) for the trim with 150 kWh battery. The deliveries are slated to commence around mid-2023 and Nio could bring the EC7 to Europe sometime at the end of 2023.

Nio ET7 Exterior

Nio ET7 is the Premium Sedan of the Luxury Electric Car Segment 

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.  You might also like: BYD Atto 3 Deliveries in Australia to Commence Soon – Prices, Specs & More! 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.  Nio ET7 Specs 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) Drag Coefficient 0.23 Nio ET7 Specs You might also like: Sono Sion – Production-Ready Solar Powered Electric Car – Specs & More 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.  Nio ET7 Dimensions 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) Nio ET7 Dimensions 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.  You might also like: 2022 Polestar 2 Electric Car – Range, Interior & Specs 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. Sales  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.