The British electric car maker NextEV, who is planning to become a major player in the field of making of high performance electric machines, hosted a classy event at the Saatchi Gallery in London to announce the launch of their new NIO EP9 super car. On paper, the EP9 is a brilliant achievement boasting amazing figures. Whether it will go anywhere… well, that remains to be seen.
The first product of the company’s new brand NIO, the EP9 is a quad-motor EV with 1-MegaWatt of power, equivalent to 1,360PS, which is the same as a Koenigsegg One:1. So as you would expect, the performance is kind of mind-bending, with a 0-200kph time of 7.1 seconds and a top speed of 313 km/h. What’s more, it has already lapped the Nurburgring in 7m 05.12s and Paul Ricard in 1m 52.78s, both records for electric vehicles. But the best figures of them all, as far as EV users are concerned, is the charging time which is 45 minutes, enough for a range of 427 km.
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.”