The NIO ES8 is a Seven-Seater high Performance Electric SUV

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NIO launches the ‘ES8’ electric SUV in china and unveils a battery rental plan. the chinese-automaker’s subscription allows ‘ES8’ owners to upgrade their battery services, along with quality assurance, roadside assistance, car connectivity, and nationwide charging stations.

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with both front and rear motors, the NIO ‘ES8’ delivers 480 kilowatts of power and 840 newton meters of torque to all four wheels. this e-powertrain enables the SUV to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.4 seconds. the ‘ES8’ comes equipped with a 70-kilowatt-hour liquid-cooled battery pack comprised of VDA square cell batteries, offering a 2,000-charge lifecycle. the electric automobile achieves over 500 kilometers of range at 60 km/h, and features a NEDc range of 355 kilometers.

the NIO comes with an advanced driver assistance system, ‘nio pilot’, which is enabled by 23 sensors, including a trifocal front-facing camera, four surround exterior cameras, five millimeter-wave radars, 12 ultrasonic sensors and a driver monitor camera. a new charging experience allows the SUV’s battery to be swapped in just three minutes, while a power service product developed by the manufactuer enables the e-car to run for 100 kilometers after charging for ten minutes. according to the chinese-automaker, it intends to build over 1,100 power swap stations and deploy over 1,200 vehicles by 2020.