NIO (NYSE:NIO), one of many largest producers of electrical automobiles on the planet, is gearing up for its spotlight occasion of the 12 months. Coming to you reside from the Suzhou Olympic Sports activities Centre, NIO Day 2021 is anticipated to herald a veritable volley of recent product bulletins.
Catch the Livestream of NIO’s grand presentation right here:
The All-new ET5 Sedan
NIO’s ET5 mid-size sedan is the spotlight of as we speak’s present. The corporate’s fifth product providing is anticipated to compete with the likes of the Tesla Mannequin 3. Apparently, the sedan will probably be manufactured at NIO’s gigantic NEO Park facility alongside the ET7 mannequin.
Whereas we’ll proceed to supply updates as they go reside, the automobile is anticipated to be priced at round RMB 300,000 ($47,000). For comparability, the ET7 sedan will begin retailing at round RMB 448,000 or $70,270 (earlier than the appliance of subsidies).
A Lot Extra Particulars Relating to NIO’s Upcoming ET7 Sedan
NIO’s ET7 sedan contains a heartbeat taillight, a spacious inside and may be unlocked with the world’s first UWB digital key. The EV additionally options a big laminated all-glass roof and NIO’s 2nd-gen good cockpit. ET7 has a drag coefficient of 0.23 and a spread of over 500 km with the usual 70-kWh battery pack. Nonetheless, with a 150-kWh battery pack, the EV’s vary will improve to over 1,000 km. The automobile has a most energy output of 480kW and max torque of 850Nm. The ET7 can speed up from 0 to 100km/h in 3.9 seconds.
Throughout as we speak’s occasion, NIO is anticipated to announce a lift within the vary with the usual 75-kWh battery pack. The corporate already has an order backlog of between 50K and 60K models, with Deutsche Financial institution anticipating deliveries of round 30K models in 2022.
A Shock New Car, Possibly?
As per the hypothesis that’s rampant on social media, NIO may additionally tease its sixth mannequin on the occasion. Some stories recommend that the brand new automobile could be a luxurious van referred to as EF9. On the similar time, different anecdotes contend that the most recent mannequin may very well be the ES7 SUV or a refresh of the prevailing ES6 mannequin. Keep tuned for any pertinent tidbit.
Further Particulars Relating to NIO’s ADAS
In the course of the Beijing Worldwide Automotive Exhibition 2020 held in late September, NIO had unveiled the OS model 2.7.0 of its Navigate on Pilot (NOP) characteristic. That is an Superior Driver-Help System (ADAS) that leverages 23 sensor gadgets and high-precision mapping to supply location accuracy of as much as 20cm. The NOP supplies route optimizing service together with lane change suggestions. It might additionally robotically steer the automobile alongside a pre-set route.
On the NIO Day 2020, the corporate had gone a step additional by introducing its autonomous driving characteristic – NAD. The corporate’s Aquila Sensing options 11 8MP high-resolution cameras (better decision than Tesla’s 1.2MP digicam) that may detect automobiles 680m away and pedestrians over 220m away. The Aquila additionally comprises a high-resolution lidar sensor that has been developed in collaboration with Innovusion. The lidar sensor contains a 1550nm laser, a 120-degree area of view, and a spread of as much as 500m. Furthermore, as a part of its 33 sensing models, Aquila comprises a 5mmWave radar, 12 ultrasonic sensors, and a couple of high-precision positioning models.
NIO is anticipated to announce further NAD updates at as we speak’s occasion.
We’ll proceed to replace this put up periodically as new particulars trickle in. Keep tuned!