The NIO ES7 has been rebranded as NIO EL7 100 kWh. Because NIO’s ES7 and Audi’s S7 names are similar, Audi objected to the European Intellectual Property Office, which led to the name change.
Nio is producing the kinds of cars it believes would sell well in order to increase its market share in Europe and other developed auto markets. The company previously unveiled the EL7, its response to the Audi e-Tron, and now the EC7, a coupe-like variation of the same model and a direct competitor to the Audi e-Tron Sportback.
The EC7 has the same front end to the EL7, but a distinct greenhouse and back portion. It has a full-width light bar that is exclusive to the back and a speed-activated pop-up spoiler. With a fantastic drag coefficient of 0.23, according to NIO, it is in reality the most aerodynamic SUV in the world; for comparison, the most slick SUV previously was a Tesla Model X, which has a drag coefficient of 0.24 in its most recent edition.
The 150 kWh battery pack will be made accessible in Europe in 2023, according to Danilo Teobaldi, Vice President, Vehicle Engineering, Nio, who made the announcement at NIO Berlin 2022 on October 8, 2023. The WLTP range of the upcoming model is predicted to be well above 750 kilometers (466.03 miles).
The base Nio EC7 with the lowest battery costs roughly $70,000 in China, while the vehicle with a 100 kWh pack costs just under $80,000. As a result, it is a little more expensive than the EL7, which is more useful. This price differential will continue to exist when the cars are sold outside the People’s Republic.
The 12.8-inch infotainment screen on the EC7 is in portrait orientation, just as the EL7, and it features Nio’s adorable AI-powered digital assistant Nomi to “deliver a more personable, engaging user experience.”
A large panoramic glass roof, three-zone cooling systems, front and rear heated seats, and a 23-speaker luxury audio system are among the notable features.
One of the first licensed passenger cars in China with the capacity to tow a trailer or caravan is the ES7. The ES7’s electric tow-bar is an add-on item with a 2,000 kg maximum towing capacity (4,440 lb (ca. 2,014 kg)). Additionally, the ES7 may offer “Camping Mode” to power external devices and vehicle-to-load (V2L) discharging.
With a data gets of 644 horsepower (480 kW) and a peak engine power rating of 626 pounds (ca. 284 kilograms)-feet (850 Nm), the EC7’s dual-motor powertrain is identical to that of the EL7. This allows it to accelerate to 62 mph (ca. 100 kilometers per hour) in 3.8 seconds, which is four-tenths faster than the EL7. However, the top speed is restricted to 124 mph (ca. 200 kilometers per hour).
NIO EL7 100 kWh Electric Range is 430 km and Top Speed is 200 km/h.
It will be offered with a 75 kWh or 100 kWh storage battery, with the lesser pack offering a range of 304 miles (ca. 489 kilometers) on the Chinese CLTC test cycle, which translates to roughly 400 km WLTP. The vehicle’s range will be increased to more than 584 miles (939.86 kilometers) by a 150 kWh battery pack, according to Nio, but it isn’t yet ready.
A connected to the main plug or a charging station can be used for charging. A charging station is always used for public charging. The maximum charging ability of the EV and the charging station (EVSE) being utilised determine how quickly the EV can charge.
Longer trips are made feasible by rapid charging because it adds the most range in the shortest period of time. After 80% state-of-charge has been obtained, charging power will dramatically drop. Therefore, a normal quick charge rarely goes over 80% SoC. The charger being used and the maximum current power the EV can manage determine how quickly an EV charges.
Automated emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keep assistance, traffic sign recognition, lane centering, driver assistance, and front and rear cross-traffic aid are all included as standard safety features.
NIO has started implementing a feature in Europe that gives Chinese customers access to its 1000 battery switching stations.
The business provides what it refers to as “Battery as a Service” for its automobiles (Baas). This effectively means that you purchase the automobile without a battery and pay a monthly fee instead.