Nio ET9 flagship EV debuts super-fast charging and battery swapping

Chinese language automaker Nio just lately unveiled its new flagship EV—a big sedan known as the ET9.

Measuring 209.6 inches lengthy (with a 127.9-inch wheelbase), 79.3 inches lengthy, and 63.7 inches tall, the ET9 is simply over a foot longer than a Lucid Air. It is taller as properly, however the Lucid is wider. And each automobiles emphasize quick charging.

Nio opts for 925 volts for its structure—primarily the identical as that of the Air—however with a peak present of 765 amps, with Nio’s personal {hardware}, the automaker claims a peak cost energy of 640 kw.

Nio ET9

Nio hasn’t revealed a spread estimate, however claims this charging {hardware} can recuperate 158 miles of vary in simply 5 minutes. And it just lately boasted that an ET7 sedan with new battery tech was capable of journey 650 miles on a cost in real-world circumstances.

The automaker additionally did not launch detailed specs. However on condition that Nio claims its EC7—the flagship of its SUV lineup—is the most aerodynamic SUV on the earth, a low drag coefficient is probably going.

As with different present Nio fashions, ET9 homeowners will even have entry to a battery-swapping community. New fourth-generation {hardware} will decrease the time for a battery swap to simply three minutes, Nio claims. Geely, the guardian of Volvo and Polestar, just lately partnered with Nio for a brand new era of shared battery swapping tech.

Nio ET9

Nio ET9

Whereas ready for a battery swap, prospects will be capable to calm down in reclining rear seats geared up with 360-degree tray tables. And whereas underway, an array of chassis applied sciences, together with steer-by-wire, rear-wheel steering, and energetic suspension, ought to guarantee a snug journey and a simple job for chauffeurs.

The ET9 is presently accessible for pre-order in China, with the primary deliveries anticipated in 2025. Nio is increasing its footprint in Europe with retail areas and battery-swapping stations in some nations, nevertheless it has put plans to enter the U.S. market on maintain.

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