A NEW Chinese electric car brand claims it has a MASSIVE range of 621 miles on its latest model.
Nio has introduced its zero-emission ET5 electric sedan with a huge swappable battery, long range and blistering speed.
Electric cars and their capabilities are evolving rapidly.
And Nio is one of many brands emerging as consumers move away from internal combustion engines.
The Nio can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.2 seconds.
The ET5’s maximum range – 621 miles – dwarfs that of the Tesla Model S at just 404 miles, which is one of the most powerful cars on the market.
This is because the Nio’s battery is much larger than others on the range.
The ET5 is available with three battery options, a 75kWh standard range version with a range of 342 miles, a 100kWh long range variant with a 435 mile range, and a 150kWh ultra long range -Version with a range of up to 621 miles.
While the top-of-the-line Tesla Model S uses a 100kWh battery and the Porsche Taycan Turbo S has a 93.4kWh battery.
The ET5 comes standard with two electric motors and all-wheel drive.
The front motor has an output of 150 kW and the rear one 210 kW – combined to a powerful output of 360 kW/700 Nm.
And it has a removable battery, which it claims can be swapped out in just three minutes.
The battery is to be changed at special stations that are being built in cities.
This eliminates the need to stop and wait for the battery to recharge.
Founded in 2014, Nio is now valued at $44.8 billion despite selling just 43,000 vehicles in 2020.
But as it expands from China to Europe, its sales are expected to grow.
The best electric cars in the world will be presented at this year’s World Car Awards.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E, which starts at £42,530, is among the favorites to win the Green Engine award.
In its first year, the award aims to recognise, support and celebrate the global transition to electrically powered vehicles.
Daniel Schillaci, CEO of competitor partner Brembo, said: “Our vision ‘Turning Energy into Inspiration’, which has enabled us to deliver technological breakthroughs and sustainable solutions.
“We feel privileged to play a role in recognizing the world’s most extraordinary cars, particularly at the World Electric Vehicle of the Year Awards.”
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