The automobile is at a pivotal moment in its history. This is not new, since the majority of manufacturers are developing electric cars and autonomous vehicles. These new technologies involve fundamentally rethinking the concept of the car to bring to new models, more in tune with our lifestyles.
The Nio Eve’s dimensions are far from disproportionate, pushing its wheels to the four corners to offer an enormous wheelbase. Result: the space for passengers is gigantic. This allows them to enjoy trips to relax in the lounge chair by taking a nap or working (or playing) with the seats facing each other.
The EP9 has some record-breaking records such as the fastest lap for an electric car on the Nürburgring (7’5”12) and the Paul-Ricard in France (1’52”78). In addition to the EP9, Nio is in the process of preparing a hatchback car called Eve, which is expected to go on sale in the United States by 2020 in a totally self-contained version.
Impressive performances, which enabled this NIO EP9 to complete a lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7 minutes 5 seconds and 12 hundredths, but which obviously were not enough to satisfy the ambitions of NIO which wanted to graft to its model one Autonomous driving technology. As a result, the NIO EP9 covered a tour of the Circuit of the Americas in autonomous mode in 2 minutes 40 seconds and 33 hundredths and realized during this record a speed peak at 258 km / h.