Tesla gets a Stiffer competition as NIO unveils the NIO ET7 with a much powerful battery pack and a high potential of being autonomous.
NIO is a chinese company, producing electric vehicles.
Their name, Weilai, means Blue Sky Coming and this is represented in their symbol.
The top is about the sky, openness, vision, the future. The bottom part is about the earth, direction, action, and forward momentum. Blue Sky Coming is our guiding philosophy and stands for our commitment to a brighter tomorrow.
often referred to as china’s Tesla, this company is rapidly growing and is planning on expanding outside of China.
NIO ET7 Electric Sedan
At NIO Day 2021, NIO unveiled its next electric vehicle: the NIO ET7.
It’s an electric sedan with a very impressive powertrain.
The ET7 is equipped with a 480 kW dual motor drivetrain and it is powered by a battery pack that can go all the way up to 150 kWh.
NIO describes the ET7’s electric powertrain:
“The ET7 has inherited NIO’s high-performance DNA with a 180 kW permanent magnet motor in the front and a 300 kW induction motor in the rear. Maximum power is rated at 480 kW with peak torque at 850 N·m. The ET7 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds, and has a braking distance from 100 km/h of 33.5 m. With a drag coefficient of 0.23 Cd and the application of the 2nd generation high efficiency electric drive platform with silicon carbide power module, the energy efficiency is further improved. With a 70 kWh battery pack, the ET7 has an NEDC range of over 500 km, or over 700 km with a 100 kWh battery. When coupled with the new 150 kWh battery, ET7 boasts an NEDC range over 1,000 km.”
That 1,000 km (621 miles) range figure is based on the NEDC cycle, which is known to rarely be representative of real-world driving.
However, with 150 kWh of energy capacity and a efficient-looking design, the ET7 will likely get over 500 miles of range on a single charge.
Powertrain aside, the ET7 is also impressive for the extensive autonomous driving hardware.
NIO says that the electric sedan comes equipped with 33 sensors and 4 Nvidia Orin chips:
“NIO has built up the NAD full stack autonomous driving capability including perception algorithms, localization, control strategy and platform software. NIO Aquila Super Sensing features 33 high-performance sensing units, including 11 8MP high-resolution cameras, 1 ultralong-range high-resolution LiDAR, 5 millimeter wave radars, 12 ultrasonic sensors, 2 high-precision positioning units, V2X and ADMS. Aquila can generate 8GB data per second. NIO Adam features 4 Nvidia Orin SoCs with a total computing power of 1,016 TOPS.”
The production of Electric Cars has continued to pose a huge threats to nations , such a Nigeria, that depends mainly on fossil fuel.
while some African countries such as morocco are already engaged in the production of electric cars.