Meet the 2022 Nio ET7, the all-new all-electric flagship sedan designed to rival fast-selling Tesla Model S and the Porsche Taycan.
The ET7’s solid-state battery tech gives the sedan a driving range of over 621 miles on a single charge.
Buyers will be able to swap their dead batteries with a fully charge one in less than three minutes.
Chinese automaker Nio has unveiled the all-new all-electric ET7, its first-ever sedan designed to compete against the Tesla Model S, Porsche Taycan, and the upcoming Audi e-tron GT.
Nio’s new flagship model joins its EC6, ES6 and ES8 all-electric crossovers that are currently being sold in China and overseas markets.
ET7 is available with three battery pack options. The 70 kWh and 100 kWh battery packs will go 310 miles and 435 miles respectively. Its huge 150 kWh pack gives the sedan a driving range of over 621 miles on a single charge.
The sedan’s dual-motor all-wheel-drive powertrain with a peak system output of 480 kW and 850 Nm of torque allows it to achieve acceleration from 0 to 62 mph in 3.9 seconds.
The Nio ET7 features 33 lidar sensors, including a 5mm wave radar; 12 ultrasonic sensors; and two high-precision positioning units, allowing it to “see” its surroundings better.
Nio said it’s working on autonomous Power Swap Station 2.0 that will allow users to swap their dead batteries with a fully charge one in less than three minutes.
The automaker aims to have about 500 swap stations by the end of this year. Each of the luxury sedan will be capable of automatically parking itself at the stations.
Nio ET7 starts at 378,000 yuan (around $58,378) without a battery pack. Buyers will be able to lease the battery pack from Nio for 980 yuan monthly ($150). Versions fitted with batteries will start at 448,000 yuan ($69,200).
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