We already mentioned that the first Tesla of which India, an electric SUV model X, was imported by a resident of Mumbai. Now, a video has been uploaded to YouTube, where we can see model X in action on Indian roads.
Chinese company NIO has provided more details about the electric vehicle of the ES8, which was first unveiled this year at the Shanghai Auto Show. The ES8 is an electric crossing, and is the second street model of the NIO, which some are already known for their hypercar EP9 to break the Nurburgring record.
The ES8 lies in a radical change of the EP9 is a practical seven-seat crossover, but thanks to its double electric motors it can still be quite fun to drive. That’s because they produce a very impressive 644 horsepower and around 620 lb-ft of torque driving all four wheels.
The ES8 also has a lightweight aluminum structure, which undoubtedly contributes to its estimated time of 0 to 100 km / h of 4.4 seconds. NIO’s latest model also features an air suspension configuration and four-piston Brembo brakes, which can take it to a standstill of 100 km / h in just 39 meters.
Of course, the performance of an EV is interesting, but the main statistic that any prospective buyer is likely to see as more important is the range in a single battery charge, which NIO claims to be around 220 miles (356 km) in the European testing cycle.
Electric car manufacturers are increasingly looking for innovative ways to expand the range of electric vehicles to make them more practical and NIO advocates an exchange battery system for the ES8. The company claims a battery can be exchanged in just three minutes, and is looking to have 1,100 exchange stations by 2020.
8 username will be on sale first in China and buyers can request them previously for the equivalent of US $ 67,700 (RM 273, 509). But signing up for a battery rental program cost us $ 120 per month, buyers can get a discount at a price of around $ 15,000.
NIO says he intends to offer username 8 for sale in the United States in the future, but so far has failed to guess until when it will be