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September 18, 2017 • CALL IT AS WE SEE IT, Featured, WORLD

…And it’s Bitch’n, with nearly 1400 horse power, holy crap !

Well now the environmentalist are on to something.

The 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.

With four high-performance inboard motors and four individual gearboxes, the EP9 delivers 1-MegaWatt of power, equivalent to 1,360 horsepower. The EP9 accelerates from 0- 200kph (0-124mph) in 7.1 seconds and has a top speed of 313kph (194mph). With an interchangeable battery system, the EP9 is designed to be charged in 45 minutes and has a range of 427 kilometres (265 miles).

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 (149mph).



This is the new NIO EP9, both the launch of the NIO brand and the electric supercar itself from NextEV, the brainchild of Chinese businessman, William Lee. Marking a significant step into the future, I join the team during testing at Circuit Paul Ricard in France for an exclusive look behind the scenes during testing.

Boasting 1,360hp it reaches the magical 1 Megawatt of power, capable of over 300km/h and now holding the lap record for an electric vehicle at the Nurburgring Nordschleife with a time of just 7:05.

After spotting the car during testing at Bruntingthorpe, the team got in touch to invite me to join them in France during the car’s outing, along with an opportunity to chat to a number of key people involved in then project including Design Director David Hilton and NextEV’s Formula E drivers, Nelson Piquet Jr and Oliver Turvey.

A big thanks to those involved for inviting me along for this opportunity, it’s wonderful to be able to share this exclusive look with you on the day of the brand’s global premiere and launch in London.



Smashing the Nürburgring’s lap record for electric vehicles, NextEV’s NIO EP9 sets a new paradigm for electric supercars.



The NIO EP9 all-electric supercar completed a lap of the Green Hell – the Nurburgring’s formidable Nordschliefe configuration – in a record time of 06:45:90. Having previously set the electric vehicle lap record, the NIO EP9 shaved a further 19.22 seconds off that lap time. This makes the Chinese supercar not only the fastest electric vehicle around the historic circuit, but the fastest production car ever to take the challenge. Watch the full record-breaking Nurburgring onboard lap right here.



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