Nio launches deliveries of the EC7 in China
Nio has started deliveries of its new EC7 model in China. It has still not been decided whether the EC7 will also come to Europe.
The all-electric SUV coupé, which was presented at the turn of the year, will be offered including the battery with an energy content of 75 kWh or 100 kWh at prices between 488,000 and 578,000 yuan, which currently corresponds to around 64,000 to 76,000 euros. If the battery is rented, prices start at 418,000 or 450,000 yuan. That is around 55,000 and 59,000 euros respectively. The monthly battery rental costs are 980 and 1,680 yuan (128 and 220 euros, respectively).
The 480 kW drive power is shared between a 300 kW induction motor at the rear and a permanent magnet motor with 180 kW at the front – in other words, the drive system familiar from the ET7. The EC7 is supposed to go from zero to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds.
Nio is starting deliveries earlier than planned, at least a few days. Originally, it was not supposed to start until the middle of the month. The redesigned ES8 is scheduled to roll out to the first customers next month. Both models are based on the manufacturer’s new NT2.0 platform.
The Chinese website CN EV Post assumes that Nio has brought forward the deliveries in order to improve its sales figures in this quarter. In March, Nio delivered more vehicles than in the same month last year – but around 2,000 fewer than in February. And April is not looking good either, according to initial estimates.
It is also not known how many vehicles the manufacturer has now handed over. It also remains uncertain whether the EC7 will come to Europe.