On December 18, 2021, NIO Day 2021 was held in Suzhou. At this NIO Day, we unveiled the ET5, a mid-size smart electric sedan.
The ET5 features pure and precise exterior design highlighted with organic and human touches, embodying NIO's supercar DNA and the concept of "Design for AD." Carrying on the second living room concept, the interior of the ET5 is sophisticated with a warm touch. Clean+ sustainable fabric forms a relaxing cocooning ambiance and improves the acoustic performance of the cabin. The smart invisible air vents keep the instrument panel visually neat and delicate. Entering and exiting will always be at ease with soft-close doors, frameless windows, flush door handles, and the UWB digital key and smart key.
NIO ET5 comes with the latest NIO Autonomous Driving (NAD). With NIO Aquila Super Sensing and NIO Adam Super Computing, the car will gradually achieve a safe and reassuring autonomous driving experience in scenarios such as highways, urban areas, parking, and battery swapping. NAD's full features will be gradually rolled out after development validation and be available to users via an RMB 680 monthly subscription under ADaaS (AD as a Service).
Inheriting NIO's high-performance DNA, the ET5 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds. With NIO's in-house-developed high-performance 4-piston fixed calipers with aluminum casting, its braking distance from 100 km/h to a complete stop comes down to 33.9 meters. With a drag coefficient as low as 0.24, and the new-generation high-efficiency electric powertrain empowered by the SiC power module, the ET5's CLTC range reaches over 550 km with the 75 kWh Standard Range Battery, around 700 km with the 100 kWh Long Range Battery, and over 1,000 km with the 150 kWh Ultralong Range Battery.
Engineered to meet the five-star C-NCAP and Euro NCAP standards, the ET5 boasts an ultrahigh-strength steel-aluminum hybrid body with a torsional stiffness up to 34,000 N·m/deg. In addition, with an ultra-low gravity center at 482.6 mm and an ultra-wide wheel track of 1,685 mm, the ET5 has achieved a rollover-resistance rating of 1.7, above the NHTSA's five-star criteria.
The ET5 comes with nine exterior color options, among which the First Light Kiss and the Sunbathe Yellow are exclusive to this model, and the Airspace Blue is the NIO Color of 2022.
The ET5 is priced at RMB 328,000 before subsidies and 258,000 with BaaS (Battery-as-a-Service). The delivery is expected to start in September 2022.
Meanwhile, NIO announced to start order confirmation of the ET7, its mid-large smart electric flagship sedan, on January 20, 2022, and delivery on March 28, 2022. The ET7 has redefined the standards of computing and sensors for autonomous driving on production models and comes standard with over 100 features for comfort, safety, and smart technologies. In addition, during mass production preparation, 20 new features and specs have been added or enhanced, including the 0-100 km/h acceleration improved to within 3.8 seconds and the drag coefficient optimized to 0.208.
In 2022, NIO will continue to expand the charging and swapping network. By 2022, NIO will have over 1,300 Power Swap stations, 6,000 Power Chargers, and 10,000 destination chargers across China and connect over 30 destination charging routes, including the Silk Road and the tropical rainforest Xishuangbanna.