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November 21st, London - Today, at a launch event at the Saatchi Gallery in London, UK, electric car company NextEV unveiled its brand, #nio. This visionary electric car brand will help users rediscover the ‘joyful lifestyle’ of car ownership by creating inspiring vehicles that deliver superior performance, a new benchmark for aesthetic design and unique user experiences.
Additionally, the company unveiled its electric #supercar, the #nio #ep9, which has achieved a new lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschliefe. On October 12th 2016, the #ep9 lapped the 20.8km ‘Green Hell’ in 7m 05.12s, beating the previous #ev lap record held, marking it out as the fastest electric car in the world. Additionally, on November 4th, it smashed the #ev record at Circuit Paul Ricard in France, recording a time of 1m 52.78s, eclipsing the previous record of 2m 40s.
With four high-performance inboard motors and four individual gearboxes,the #ep9 delivers 1-MegaWatt of power, equivalent to 1,360PS. The #ep9 accelerates from 0-200kph in 7.1 seconds and has a top speed of 313kph. With an interchangeable battery system, the #ep9 is designed to be charged in 45 minutes and has a range of 427 kilometres.
The carbon cockpit and chassis embodies a new approach to performance vehicle design to handle the physical demands of a car with 3G cornering capabilities, with added structural solidity and aero efficiency. The #ep9 is capable of achieving 24,000 Newtons of downforce at 240kph.
NextEV Founder and Chairman, William Li, said: “Today we launched our electric #supercar that broke the record at the Nordschliefe. The #nio #ep9 was born to push limits and is the first stage of automotive production for #nio. It is a statement of our vision and technical and manufacturing capabilities. It is a best-in-class #product that showcases what is possible with electric vehicles. We believe that when the car ownership experience exceeds expectations, electric vehicles will become the natural choice for everyone, leading to a more sustainable tomorrow. And with that, our vision of a blue sky will come true.”
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