Today, I want to introduce a new energy model that is about to be launched — the new NIO ES6. This car is a medium-sized smart electric SUV built by Weilai based on the second-generation technology platform NT2.0. It is equipped with a power system composed of front and rear dual motors. The maximum power of the front motor is 150 kilowatts and the maximum power of the rear motor is 210 kilowatts. , consistent with Weilai ET5, and the overall design style is basically consistent with other NT2.0 models currently on sale. So, what are the highlights and advantages of this car? Can it compete with the sales king Tesla Model Y? Let’s take a look.
The biggest highlight of the new NIO ES6 is its intelligent driving system. This car is equipped with NIO’s latest NIO Pilot 3.0 system, which has more than 30 intelligent driving assistance functions, including automatic parking, adaptive cruise, automatic lane changing, automatic following, automatic emergency braking, etc. Moreover, this car is also equipped with LIDAR, which can achieve higher-precision environmental perception and obstacle recognition.
It is reported that the new Weilai ES6 will support L4-level autonomous driving capabilities, which means that in certain scenarios, the vehicle can drive completely autonomously without human intervention. This is very advanced and leading in its class.
Another highlight is the battery life of the new NIO ES6. This car offers two battery packs with different capacities, 75 kWh and 100 kWh. According to official data, the comprehensive operating range of the 75 kWh battery pack is 455 kilometers, and the comprehensive operating range of the 100 kWh battery pack is 610 kilometers. Moreover, the new NIO ES6 also supports NIO’s unique battery replacement service. Users can complete the battery pack replacement within 3 minutes and enjoy free battery replacement times. In this way, users don’t have to worry about battery life anxiety and charging inconvenience.
So, can the new NIO ES6 compete with the Tesla Model Y? We can compare from several aspects.
The first is the price. Currently, Tesla Model Y has two models on sale in China, namely the long-range version and the performance version. The long-life version is priced at 349,900 yuan, and the performance version is priced at 419,900 yuan. The pre-sale price of the new NIO ES6 has not yet been announced, but based on the price of the old ES6 currently on sale, the price of the new ES6 should be between 358,000 and 548,000 yuan. From this perspective, there is not much price advantage between the new NIO ES6 and the Tesla Model Y.
Second is the performance aspect. Tesla Model Y is equipped with a four-wheel drive system composed of front and rear dual motors. The maximum power of the long-range version is 261 kilowatts, and the maximum power of the performance version is 331 kilowatts. The new Weilai ES6 is equipped with a four-wheel drive system composed of front and rear dual motors. Both the sports version and the performance version have 360 kilowatts. From this perspective, there is not much difference in performance between the new NIO ES6 and the Tesla Model Y.
Again, it’s battery life. Tesla Model Y is equipped with a 75 kWh ternary lithium battery pack. The long-range version has a comprehensive NEDC cruising range of 594 kilometers, and the performance version has a comprehensive NEDC cruising range of 480 kilometers. The new Weilai ES6 offers two battery pack options: 75 kWh and 100 kWh. The NEDC comprehensive cruising range of the 75 kWh battery pack is 455 kilometers, and the NEDC comprehensive cruising range of the 100 kWh battery pack is 610 kilometers. From this perspective, the new Weilai ES6 and Tesla Model Y have advantages and disadvantages in terms of battery life.
Finally, there is the intelligence aspect. Tesla Model Y is equipped with Tesla’s independently developed FSD (Full Self-Driving) system, which has several intelligent driving assistance functions and can be remotely upgraded through OTA (Over The Air). The new NIO ES6 is equipped with NIO’s latest NIO Pilot 3.0 system and is equipped with advanced sensors such as LIDAR. From this perspective, the new Weilai ES6 and Tesla Model Y have their own advantages and characteristics in terms of intelligence.
To sum up, the new NIO ES6 is a medium-sized smart electric SUV that is worth looking forward to and paying attention to. It is highly competitive and attractive regarding smart driving, battery swap services, space configuration, etc. There are varying degrees of differences and comparisons between it and Tesla Model Y in terms of price, performance, battery life, intelligence, etc., and there is no obvious difference between it and Tesla Model Y. Therefore when choosing to buy, you must also weigh and consider based on personal preferences and needs.
If you like domestic brands, pay attention to smart driving experience, want to enjoy battery replacement services, pursue high-end space configuration, etc., then the new Weilai ES6 may be a good choice for you; if you like international brands, pay attention to cost performance, and want to enjoy OTA upgrades, pursuit of efficient charging, etc., then Tesla Model Y may be a good choice for you.
Of course, I would like to remind everyone at the end: no matter which model you choose, be sure to test drive it before making a decision! Because only by experiencing it yourself can you know which car is more suitable for you!
The above is all my comparative analysis and purchasing suggestions between the new NIO ES6 and Tesla Model Y. I Hope it helps.