After the ET7, io intends to release another sedan, this one smaller and less expensive, so it can sell in larger numbers. The Mercedes C-Class EV (Mercedes EQC sedan), which is scheduled to debut in 2024, and other global midsize electric vehicles will be competitors for the future Nio sedan, known as the “NIO ET5 100 kWh”. Another competitor is the BMW i3, an EV conversion that was just released in China.
On December 18, 2021, at the “Nio Day” celebration in Suzhou’s Olympic Sports Center, the Nio ET5 was revealed in China. It competes directly with the Xpeng P7 and Tesla’s Model 3 sedan, with a starting price of 328,000 ($46,100 USD), when it first goes on sale in September 2022.
According to rumours, the ET5’s bodywork resembles Nio’s EP9 supercar and is prepared for “Autonomous Driving.” High-performance automated driving sensors are included into ET5, which is 4.79 m (4,790.0 mm; 188.6 in) long. To increase aerodynamic efficiency, the automobile incorporates a rear ducktail spoiler, front air curtain, flat door handles, soft-close doors, and frameless windows. According to claims, the car’s 1.28 m2 panoramic roof can block up to 99.9% of UV rays from the sun.
Before subsidies, the Nio ET5 costs CNY 328,000 (EUR 45,568), while with BaaS, it costs CNY 258,000 (EUR 35,843). (Battery-as-a-Service). The monthly membership for the battery pack under the BaaS model varies depending on the type, costing CNY 980 (EUR 136) for the 75 kWh option and CNY 1,480 (EUR 206) for the 100 kWh model. Nio anticipates beginning ET5 deliveries in September 2022.
The NIO ET5 100 kWh 2023 Release expected for March 2023.
A widescreen digital cockpit with AR and Virtual environment is present within the ET5. The decor of ET5 was influenced by current furniture, clothing, and shoe trends. It has fresh hues like Terracotta, a flaming rich orange. A variety of recycled and environmentally friendly materials, like Clean+ sustainable cloth, are used in ET5. The ET5 contains 256-color ambient lights and undetectable air vents, just like the Nio ET7. included in the car is a Dolby Atmos 7.1.4 surround sound system.
According to rumours, the ET5’s bodywork resembles Nio’s EP9 supercar and is prepared for “Autonomous Driving.” High-performance autonomous driving sensors are included into ET5, which is 4.79 m (4,790.0 mm; 188.6 in) long. To increase aerodynamic efficiency, the automobile incorporates a rear ducktail spoiler, front air curtain, flat door handles, soft close doors, and frameless windows. According to claims, the car’s 1.28 m2 panoramic roof can block up to 99.9% of UV rays from the sun.
The ET5 has two electric motors that together provide 480 horsepower (358 kW; 487 PS) and 700 Nm (520 lb-ft) of torque: a front-mounted 150 kW (201 hp; 204 PS) induction motor and a rear-mounted 210 kW (282 hp; 286 PS) permanent magnet motor. It takes 4.0 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph), 33.9 m (111.2 ft) to stop from 100 to 0 km/h (62 to 0 mph), and drag coefficient is 0.24.
The ET5 sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.3 seconds. The electric vehicle comes to a stop from 100 km/h at a distance of 33.9 metres using brakes with locally produced 4-piston fixed callipers with aluminium casting. Nio will offer three different battery pack sizes for the ET5 that have ranges of more than 550 km, 700 km, and 1,000 km, respectively: 75 kWh Standard Range, 100 kWh Long Range, and 150 kWh Ultralong Range.
There are three battery choices for the Nio ET5: 75 kWh battery with a 445 km (277 mi) WLTP range and a 550 km (342 mi) NEDC range. A 100 kWh battery with NEDC range of 700 km (435 mi) and WLTP range of 580 km (360 mi).
For C-NCAP and EuroNCAP safety ratings, Nio aims for five stars. The rollover-resistance rating for the ET5 is stated to be higher than the NHTSA’s five-star standard, which is 1.7. Tesla began employing the new large die casting method with the Model Y this year, and Nio aims to follow suit starting in 2022. The ET5 has an integral cast rear floor, which the firm says reduces its mass by 30% and frees approximately 11 litres of trunk space. Torsional stiffness for the ET5 is 34,000 Nm/degree.
The business will enter a pre-production phase to get ready for large-scale manufacture after completing the three primary responsibilities of documenting and confirming the production process, training production line operators, and verifying manufacturing capabilities.