Nio has been on the news lots lately, opening with first battery swap station in Lier, Norway. ET7, which is expected to compete with Tesla Inc’s (NASDAQ: TSLA) Model S sedan, will soon begin delivery. ET7’s The electric drive system utilizes silicon carbide (SiC), which is considered more efficient, lightweight and compact than silicon. Tesla was the first to use SiC among all electric vehicle makers.
NIO Flagship Sedan ET7 Test Drive Begin Officially
This is the timeline as organized:
- Jan 20 pre-order start date, deposit of RMB 5,000 to secure a place
- February Engineering pilot cars are expected to be available in stores before February, said Yang Bo, Head of Sales program operations
- March 5 Open for a test drive
- March 28 Begin delivery based on pre-order
Speak Neak on ET7
- 180 kW/350 Nm front permanent magnet synchronous motor, which will act as the primary drive motor during daily driving, has been upgraded with silicon carbide, resulting in decreased total energy losses.
- Rear asynchronous induction motor produces 300 kW/500 Nm of output in horsepower performance. Under half-load conditions, the ET7 can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds due to its dual-motor drive.
- Last, it’s worth mentioning that the lane centering control feature, which many automotive bloggers are interested in, as well as the feature that allows lane changes to be made automatically by touching the turn signal, will become standard without the need for a NAD membership (NIO Autonomous Driving).
Good to know:
Current individuals who purchase a new ET7 vehicle will receive a free 7kW DC home charger, and those who lock in their orders before delivery begins will be able to upgrade that charger to the 11-kWh version for free.
NAD’s full capability is available on a monthly subscription model, ADaaS (AD as a Service), for a service cost of RMB 680 per month, which will be provided progressively until development and certification are done.