July 17, 2024
New 2023 Nio EC7 demanding situations Audi Q8 E-tron with 572-mile vary

Chinese language electrical automotive corporate Nio has published the brand new EC7 as a luxury-focused SUV-coupé with a lounge-style inside, complicated cabin era and a variety of just about 600 miles.

Printed on the company’s annual Nio Day presentation, the Audi Q8 E-tron Sportback rival is largely a extra rakish model of the lately published Nio ES7 SUV, and can observe that automotive into Chinese language showrooms from Would possibly 2023. 

Nio chairman William Li made no point out of plans for a Ecu release at its unveiling, however the logo lately arrived out there with the ES7 (bought as EL7 out of doors of China) and ET5 and ET7 saloons, so it is extremely imaginable this new addition will come right here, too. 

Nio has pledged to start out promoting vehicles in the United Kingdom by way of the tip of 2023, however thus far has dedicated handiest to bringing the ET5 right here along any other unnamed type. 

The EC7 is billed as a high-performance and opulent proposition with a ‘front room’ inside and one of the most maximum complicated tool and {hardware} in the marketplace – together with a roof-mounted lidar software and 32 ‘high-precision’ sensors for point 4 self sufficient using. 

It rides at the similar platform because the ES7, and measures 4968mm lengthy, 1974mm broad and 2960mm between the wheels. The ones dimensions line it up smartly towards different mid-sized electrical SUVs together with the Q8 E-tron, BMW iX and the approaching Polestar 3. 

That implies the EC7 additionally will get the similar 644bhp, 627lb toes twin-motor, four-wheel force powertrain and sprints from 0-62mph in simply 3.8 seconds – reasonably faster than the ES7 because of its aero-optimised design. 

Nio if truth be told claims the EC7 is the sector’s maximum aerodynamically environment friendly SUV, with a drag coefficient of 0.23. The carmaker highlights airflow-optimising options just like the energetic entrance grille shutter and energetic spoiler – along with its sloping roof.

Its slipperiness approach the EC7 gives extraordinarily aggressive vary figures. Provided with the entry-level 75kWh battery, Nio claims the EC7 will trip 304 miles in keeping with rate, and that rises to 395 miles with the bigger 100kWh unit. 

However it is the top-rung 150kWh battery pack that nets a headline most vary determine of 572 miles – which in idea makes this one of the vital longest-legged EVs in manufacturing. Despite the fact that, importantly, those figures are all in accordance with China’s CLTC homologation cycle, which has a tendency to provide upper readings than Europe’s WLTP device. 

If it introduced lately, that might simply be the biggest battery on sale in Europe and bigger than the Audi Q8 55 E-tron’s 118kWh. On the other hand, it is nonetheless slightly some way off the GMC Hummer’s estimated 200kWh. The similar Lucid Air saloon boasts a 118kWh for a most vary of 520 miles in keeping with rate. 

As with any different Nio fashions, the EC7 is appropriate with the emblem’s Energy Switch battery converting stations, which give a lot quicker refills than chargers. The brand new third-generation Energy Switch station – published along the EC7 – properties 21 batteries at a time and will deal with greater than 400 swaps in keeping with day.