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NextEV’s flagship supercar for its NIO brand was launched on the 19th of November 2016 during an event at the Nürburgring in Germany. The NIO EP9 broke the track record of 7:22:00 with a time of 7:05:12. The NIO EP9 broke this record again in May 2017 racing around the 12-mile long track in 6:45.9, 6 seconds faster than the previous record for production vehicles.

Additionally, on November 4, it smashed the EV record at Circuit Paul Ricard in France, recording a time of 1m 52.78s, eclipsing the previous record of 2m 40s.

On February 23, the NIO EP9 drove autonomously without any interventions, recording a time of 2m 40.33s at a top speed of 160 miles per hour. The same day, the NIO EP9 also beat the fastest Circuit of the Americas lap time for a production car, achieving a lap time of 2m 11.30s and reaching a top speed of 170 miles per hour.



NIO EP9 EV SPORTSCAR SPECS	2016 Battery Chemistry	 Battery Capacity kWh	90 Battery Nominal rating kWh	 Voltage V	 Amps Ah	 Cells	 Modules	 Efficiency	 Weight (kg)	 Cell Type	 SOC	 Cooling	 Cycles	 Battery Type	 Depth of Discharge (DOD)	 Energy Density Wh/kg	 Battery Manufacturer	 Battery Warranty - years	 Battery Warranty - km	 Battery Warranty - miles	 Battery Electric Range - at constant 38mph	 Battery Electric Range - at constant 60km/h	 Battery Electric Range - at constant 25mph	 Battery Electric Range - at constant 40km/h	 Battery Electric Range - JC08 Mi	 Battery Electric Range - JC08 km	 Battery Electric Range - NEDC Mi	265 Battery Electric Range - NEDC km	424 Battery Electric Range - CCM Mi	 Battery Electric Range - CCM km	 Battery Electric Range - EPA Mi	 Battery Electric Range - EPA km	 Electric Top Speed - mph	194 Electric Top Speed - km/h	310 Acceleration 0 - 100km/h sec	 Acceleration 0 - 50km/h sec	 Acceleration 0 - 125km/h sec	 Acceleration 0 - 125mph sec	7.1 Acceleration 0 - 188mph sec	 Acceleration 0 - 62mph sec	 Acceleration 0 - 60mph sec	2.7 Acceleration 0 - 37.2mph sec	 Braking 100-0km/h (m)	 Wireless Charging	 Direct Current Fast Charge kW	 Charger Efficiency	 Onboard Charger kW	 Onboard Charger Optional kW	 Charging Cord - amps	 Charging Cord - volts	 LV 1 Charge kW	 LV 1 Charge Time (Hours)	 LV 2 Charge kW	 LV 2 Charge Time (Hours)	 LV 3 CCS/Combo kW	 LV 3 Charge Time (min to 70%)	 LV 3 Charge Time (min to 80%)	45 LV 3 Charge Time (mi)	 LV 3 Charge Time (km)	 Battery Swap (min)	 Supercharger	 Charging System kW	 Charger Output	 Charge Connector	 Braking	 Power Outlet kW	 Power Outlet Amps	 MPGe Combined - miles	 MPGe Combined - km	 MPGe City - miles	 MPGe City - km	 MPGe Highway - miles	 MPGe Highway - km	 Max Power - hp (Electric Max)	1341 Max Power - kW  (Electric Max)	999.985086 Max Torque - lb.ft  (Electric Max)	 Max Torque - N.m  (Electric Max)	 Drivetrain	 Generator	 Motor Type	 Electric Motor Manufacturer	 Electric Motor Output kW	 Electric Motor Output hp	 Transmission	 Electric Motor - Rear	2 Max Power - hp (Rear)	 Max Power - kW (Rear)	 Max Torque - lb.ft (Rear)	 Max Torque - N.m (Rear)	 Electric Motor - Front	2 Max Power - hp (Front)	 Max Power - kW (Front)	 Max Torque - lb.ft (Front)	 Max Torque - N.m (Front)	 Energy Consumption kWh/100km	 Energy Consumption kWh/100miles	 Deposit	 GB Battery Lease per month	 EU Battery Lease per month	 China Battery Lease per month	 MSRP (expected)	 EU MSRP (before incentives & destination)	 NOK MSRP (before incentives & destination)	 GB MSRP (before incentives & destination)	 US MSRP (before incentives & destination)	 $1,480,000.00  JAP MSRP (before incentives & destination)	 CHINA MSRP (before incentives & destination)	 Local Currency MSRP	 MSRP after incentives	 Vehicle	 Trims	 Doors	 Seating	 Dimensions	 Luggage (L)	 Luggage Max (L)	 GVWR (kg)	 GVWR (lbs)	 Curb Weight (kg)	1735 Curb Weight (lbs)	 Payload Capacity (kg)	 Payload Capacity (lbs)	 Towing Capacity (lbs)	 Max Load Height (m)	 Ground Clearance (inc)	 Ground Clearance (mm)	 Lenght (mm)	4888 Width (mm)	2230 Height (mm)	1150 Wheelbase (mm)	 Lenght (inc)	192.3 Width (inc)	87.7 Height (inc)	45.2 Wheelbase (inc)	0.0 Other	 Utility Factor	 Sales	 Auto Show Unveil	 Availability	 Market	 Segment	 LCD Screen (inch)	 Class	 Safety Level	 Unveiled	 Relaunch	 First Delivery	 Chassis designed	 Based On	 Extras	 AKA	 Assembly	 Self-Driving System	 SAE Autonomous Level	 Connectivity	 Unique	Lateral Grip – 2.5G Extras	 Incentives	 Home Charge Installation	 Assembly	 Public Charging	 Subsidy	 Chinese Name	 Model Code	 WEBSITE


NIO EP9 Breaks the Nurburgring Nordschleife Lap Record for all production cars – May 12, 2017


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2017 Week 20 - NIO EP9 breaks all records for production cars at Nürburgring

In November 2017 the NIO EP9 broke the record as the fastest Electric Vehicle around the challenging German circuit, the Nürburgring in a time of 7:05:12. The start-up brand NIO then proceeded to complete the world first autonomous lap at a speed of 160 mph around the America‘s Track in Austin Texa.  As if all these records weren’t enough the NIO EP9 this week shattered all records for production vehicles set around the around the Nürburgring. The record means electric vehicles are now officially faster than combustion based production cars. The NIO EP9 set a new lap record in a time of 6:45.90 around the 12mile long track, a full 6 seconds faster than the previous record set by the Lamborghini Huracan performance. See the video of the lap here. The weirdest thing about the lap is that the noise, or lack of it, does not give you the impression of speed but more the feeling that its a Scalextric toy race car.

2017 Week 11 - NIO EP9, first autonomous lap record

Detractors of EV startups might claim press releases for intentional models potentially available two to three years down the line, such as the FF91, Lucid Air and lately the NIO EVE, means nothing until they are brought to production. But hell man, isn’t it just inspirational to see these companies trying to push the envelope of imagination, technology, risk financing and the stale products beautified by big auto’s marketing departments? It makes the heart swell and brings tears to your eyes (at least mine). This week at its world premiere event at the SXSW event in Austin Texas, Next EV unveiled its vision for its Level 4 Automated NIO EVE for the USA market in 2020. The brain and heart behind the NIO EVE are Nomi, the driver companion through autonomy and artificial intelligence. NIO USA partnered with Mobileye, NVIDIA, and NXP to bring its vision to life.

Along with the release of the NIO EVE, U.S. CEO Padmasree Warrior showed a video of the NIO EP9 completing the first historical feat of racing around the America‘s Track in Austin Texas without a driver, reaching a top speed of 160mph. The vehicle also broke a lap record with a driver.

The release was not without its controversy as competitor; Faraday Future claims the design stole from its own FF91 released at the CES 2017 in Las Vegas earlier the year.

2016 Week 47 - NIO EP9 breaks record

On Monday the 21st of November NextEV’s new supercar, the NIO EP9, broke the lap record for Electric Vehicles at the Nürburgring. The previous record of 7:22:00 set in 2012 by the Mygale M12 SJ Ford Ecoboost was convincingly broken by the EP9 in a time of 7:05:12. Production of the 1360 horsepower NIO EP9 for the Chinese market is scheduled for 2017. NextEV’s supercar accelerates from 0 to 60mph in 2.7 seconds and reaches a top speed of 194mph. Although impressive one must remember that the Tesla Model S P100D is expected to accelerate in 2.4 seconds, the Rimac Concept S accelerates in 2.5 sec, the 1341hp Toroidion MW1, and Rimac Concept One also accelerates in 2.7 seconds with Atieva’s Edna (Lucid Motors) targeting the same acceleration. Watch the video here.


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