NextEV plans to launch an SUV electric to compete with Tesla Model X

NextEV Nio EP9

The Nio EP9 (in picture) is the first production model created by NextEV.

The chinese company NextEV specialized in electric vehicles has unveiled part of their future plans in the which will set its sights on the u.s. market. Following the recent implementation over the Nio EP9, its first production vehicle, now NextEV reveals to us some details of the upcoming releases that will work. And as well points to the owner of the article, is coming to be a rival to the Tesla Model X.

The truth is that the change of creating a super sports car, an electric two-seater (Nio EP8) with 1.360 CV and the ability to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.7 seconds, to launch a SUV, will be considerable. However, the company that emerges from the “asian giant” wants to focus part of its efforts on segments and market niches which are more general with the more revenue and profits.

Jack Cheng, co-founder of NextEV, has been the one who puts us on the track that your next model will be an SUV to electric. This new model also will be marketed under the brand Nio NextEV has created to sell his production vehicles. This new model, we don’t know his name, will be unveiled by the end of next year to 2017 according says Cheng.

NextEV Nio EP9

The Nio EP9 is a supercar electric two-seater with 1.360 CV. Accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 2,7 seconds.

The new SUV that will develop NextEV will have a battery pack of 70 kWh that will give you a autonomy of 531 miles (cycle NEDC). Jack Cheng describes it directly as “as good or better than the Model X”. A model that points directly at the SUV from Tesla but stresses that its finishes and equipment will be at the level of the SUV’s of BMW or Audi and its price will be similar to that of a Toyota.

Although I very much doubt that in the united States can compete directly with Tesla Motors, I am sure that in China yes may be with a significant market share. In the said asian country, the service of Tesla leaves a lot to be desired according to William Li, the other founder of NextEV. He says openly that he bought a Tesla and had to wait three months to be able to install a fast charger in your home.

The new SUV NextEV will be manufactured in China thanks to an agreement with JAC Motors. Sales will begin in the united States at the end of the year 2018 or the beginning of 2019.