The world is a global market, since there is the internet and this goal is one that have been proposed to achieve the management of the company, formerly known as, NextEV. NIO takes a while showing the world that it is a serious business, and to prove it, it created the super sports EP9. With he managed to beat a speed record for an all-electric vehicle at the Nürburgring.
last month showed images of a concept were we could see at the Shanghai Auto show. Its design drink heavily of the EVE Concept, but the work that you have done to teach us in the appointment to china has been spectacular. The NIO ES8 has a large air intake, headlights very stylized and a floating roof that give personality to this SUV electric.
Your design gets to the heart of the SUV segment and what faces the Model X from Tesla. In your cabin there is space for up to 7 occupants so measured at 4.98 meters long and its wheelbase is 3 meters (figures are almost traced to the Model X because it measures 5,04 metres long and features 2,96 meters of battle). To help that the weight does not go up in excess, its body and chassis will be manufactured in aluminum and will be provided with an active suspension to minimize the movements that the set can display.
The powertrain that will propel the CHILD ES8 we know that is completely electric, but its power end has not been declared. The rumors suggest that it could be a third party that had the EP9, that is to say, about 450 hp. In addition, the ES8 will have a system of exchanging batteries fast, for in this way to reduce the recharge time to a minimum (very similar to the one that Tesla was testing and not finally used).
According to the makers of the brand, the NIO ES8, is still in development phase, so that the concept presented in Shanghai can still suffer significant variations. However, in view of its design and completion, we give in the nose are only waiting for the reaction of the public to modify what is right and launch into production in series.
Another fact that encourages us to believe this hypothesis is the information that has revealed the own CHILD. According to the company, the ES8 has completed its testing and test validation in the interior of Mongolia, passing through extreme temperatures from -30 degrees celsius to over 40 degrees that can be achieved in the deserts of Australia.
The plans of NIO are very ambitious, but if everything goes as planned to the end of the year work will start on the orders. The first deliveries could be ready for the beginning of 2018 well it seems that the assembly line is list to receive the green light to the production.
Source – NIO