NIO EC7 Flag-Ship SUV Starts Delivery
- NIO's EC7 coupe-style SUV is now starts delivery
- The EC7 is available in China at the equivalent of $70,000
- The fast-growing Chinese brand's NIO new SUV-coupe is tipped to be one of the longest-range EVs on market.
The NIO's EC7 is on it's way to Europe. With its aerodynamic shape and drag coefficient of 0.23 Cd, this luxury SUV is one of the most streamlined vehicles on the market.
NIO EC7 Flag-Ship SUV
The EC7 comes with a selection of battery packs from 75 kWh, 100 kWh, and 150 kWh. This translates to estimated ranges using CLTC of 304 miles, 395 miles, and 584 miles respectively. Keep in mind that CLTC results are generally 30-40% greater than EPA figures.
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Equipped with a panoramic sunroof, Smart Matrix LED headlights featuring LiDAR, and a 16-inch central infotainment display as standard, the Polestar 3 rival can generate 643 hp from its dual-motor AWD system and reach 0-60 mph in just 3.8 seconds.
In addition to the EC7, NIO also has on offer the ET7 luxury sedan and ET5, a competitor of Tesla's Model 3. Furthermore, they are introducing the EC6 crossover and ES8 SUV to their line-up.
Across Europe, NIO has commenced its expansion by launching in Norway in 2021 and quickly spread to Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden. Plans are already underway for their introduction into the UK later this year. It is said that 2025 is when they will make a move into the US market.
It's interesting to consider if NIO will be able to make a mark in the American market, given that Chinese brands often find it difficult to find success here without the help of subsidies.
This is seen with Geely being able to thrive via Volvo and Polestar. However, what would happen if it were to introduce its own vehicles in North America? We have our doubts but NIO's reputation for quality and innovation could see it succeed.
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