NIO Day 2022 held in Hefei, the EC7 and the All New ES8 Launched
December 24, 2022 – Hefei, China NIO Day 2022 was held in Hefei, China. NIO launched smart electric flagship coupe SUV EC7, and the all-around smart electric flagship SUV, the all new ES8. Both models are derived from NIO’s latest second-generation platform, bringing users an experience beyond expectations in terms of design, performance, comfort, intelligence, safety, and sustainability.
The design of the EC7 renders elegance and power in a well-balanced manner. This mid-large flagship coupé SUV comes standard with smart air suspension and inherits NIO’s high-performance DNA marked by the latest high-efficiency electric drive platform. The combination of 300 kW high-performance induction motor and 180 kW high-efficiency permanent magnet motor outputs rapid mighty power and maintains power continuity and low energy consumption. The EC7 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in only 3.8 seconds and comes to a complete stop from 100km/h in 33.9 meters.
With a drag coefficient as low as 0.230, the EC7 becomes the SUV with the lowest drag coefficient in the world. The EC7 comes standard with the active spoiler, a first-time for NIO’s production models, which improves the aerodynamic performance of this coupe SUV. The active spoiler supports two modes: Eco and Sport, to reduce drag and increase downforce respectively.
The EC7’s panoramic glass roof is made of a 1.94-m2 laminated glass with noise reduction and UV protection. The flexible electrochromic (EC) technology supports five levels of transmittance adjustment, with the neutral dark gray tint applied for the first time.
The All-New ES8 is a 6-seater all-around smart electric flagship SUV that meets the users’ needs in multiple scenarios. The design of the All-New ES8 showcases NIO’s concepts of “Design for AD”. Based on NIO’s latest high-efficiency electric drive platform, the All-New ES8 carries two motors with a peak power of 480 kW. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds and comes to a complete stop from 100km/h in 34.3 meters. The Integrated Power Brake (IPB), dual-chamber air suspensions and NIO’s in-house developed intelligent chassis controller (ICC) improve the driving experience comprehensively.
Both the EC7 and the All-New ES8 are equipped with NIO Premium Seat Platform. In the ES8, the unique layout of "four executive seats and one flexible third row" demonstrates the composed and generous style of the All-New ES8 as a flagship SUV. The innovative Lounge Seat on the front supports Lounge Mode and can set to the zero gravity position with one touch. The central armrest of the second row, coming in a tech layer and a storage layer, serves as an “Executive Console” for a peerless experience. A spacious third row welcomes occupants with comfort features.
Both the EC7 and the All-New ES8 are equipped with the matrix headlights with Adaptive Driving Beam (ADB). Enhanced by LiDAR, cameras, and millimeter-wave radars, the headlights can adapt and direct light beams more accurately while avoiding dazzling other road users.
In terms of intelligence, the EC7 and the All-New ES8 are equipped with NIO Digital System Banyan, comprising NIO AQUILA, a super sensing system equipped with 33 high-performance sensors including LiDAR, and NIO ADAM, a super computing platform with the computing power up to 1,016T enabled by four NVIDIA DRIVE Orin X chips.
Meanwhile, the EC7 and the All-New ES8 are equipped with the PanoCinema, an immersive digital cockpit composed of the world’s first on-board AI assistant, NOMI, the 7.1.4 immersive sound system with Dolby Atmos, the waterfall ambient lighting, and the 12.8-inch AMOLED central control screen. The cockpit is natively designed for AR and VR devices, making the car a “holistic immersive digital space” for users.
From the first half of 2023, Power Swap Pilot for Highway will be gradually made available. When Navigate on Pilot is enabled, the vehicle can automatically plan the route for battery swap, navigate to the Power Swap station, complete the battery swap and automatically drive out of the service area and back to the highway.
The price of the EC7 starts from RMB 488,000 with 75 kWh battery, RMB 546,000 with 100 kWh battery, and RMB 418,000 with BaaS (Battery as a Service) in China. It has been available for pre-order on NIO app in China, and the delivery is expected to start in May 2023 in China.
The price of the All-New ES8 starts from RMB 528,000 with 75 kWh battery, RMB 586,000 with 100 kWh battery, and RMB 458,000 with BaaS (Battery as a Service) in China. The price of the All-New ES8 Executive Version starts from RMB 548,000 with 75 kWh battery, RMB 606,000 with 100 kWh battery, and RMB 478,000 with BaaS (Battery as a Service) in China. The All-New ES8 has been available for pre-order on the NIO app in China, and the delivery is expected to start in June 2023 in China.
At NIO Day, the third-generation Power Swap station and the 500kW ultra-fast Power Charger have been introduced. The third-generation Power Swap station achieves more efficient vehicle-station coordination and can complete up to 408 swaps per day, a 30% increase compared with the second-generation Power Swap station. Each third-generation Power Swap station is equipped with two LiDARs and two NVIDIA DRIVE Orin X chips, achieving the total computing power of 508TOPS. It supports the Automatic Summon & Swap feature, where the station is able to communicate with the car and automatically navigates the car to complete the swap. Moreover, with a maximum current of 660A and a maximum power of 500kW, it takes only 20 minutes to charge the 100kWh battery pack from 10% to 80%.
As the annual gathering of NIO users, NIO Day is not only an iconic event that demonstrates NIO’s commitment as a user enterprise, but also the most intensive presentation of the NIO community. Users play absolutely the leading roles at NIO Day. This year, the host city Hefei was selected among 10 nominees by more than 95,000 users in the NIO community. Thousands of users were involved in the co-creation of NIO Day, serving as staff, volunteers, and performers. Noticeably, on NIO Day, a user charity marketplace at the venue, initiated by Anhui Charity Federation and NIO Users Trust, opens all day to NIO users and citizens of Hefei. All the sales of the marketplace and matching donation from NIO Users Trust will be donated to Anhui Charity Federation, marking the NIO’s way of giving back to the society.
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NIO Inc. is a global smart electric vehicle company. Founded on November 25, 2014, NIO’s mission is to shape a joyful lifestyle by offering high-performance smart electric vehicles and ultimate user experience. NIO has established R&D centers, as well as manufacturing, sales and service facilities in Shanghai, Hefei, Beijing, Nanjing, San Jose, Munich, Oxford, Oslo and other places. NIO has initially set up the user service network with nationwide coverage in China and began its global market entry since 2021.
In 2015, NIO Formula E team won the inaugural FIA Formula E Drivers' Championship. In 2016, NIO launched the EP9, one of the world's fastest electric vehicles. In 2017, NIO unveiled its vision car, EVE. On June 28, 2018, NIO began deliveries of the ES8, a 7-seater smart electric flagship SUV, in China. On September 12, 2018, NIO went public on NYSE. On March 10, 2022, NIO was listed on HKEX. On May 20, 2022, NIO was successfully listed on SGX.
NIO has six high-performance smart electric models, including the flagship SUV 2022 ES8, the all-around SUV 2022 ES6, the coupe SUV 2022 EC6, the flagship sedan ET7, the mid-size sedan ET5, and the mid-large SUV ES7 launched in China in June 2022.