NEXTEV NIO EP9
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 Breaks the Nurburgring Nordschleife Lap Record for all production cars – May 12, 2017
NIO EP9 BEV
Battery 90kWh estimated
e-Range 265mile / 424km/h
4 Electric Vehicles
Top Speed 194mph / 310.4km/h
Acceleration 0 – 60mph in 2.7 sec
Acceleration 0 – 124mph in 7.1 sec
Level 3 Charging – 45 minutes
Lateral Grip – 2.5G
NIO EP9 IN THE NEWS
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.
2016 Week 47 - NIO EP9 breaks record
1. 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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