Chinese electric SUVs compete with Tesla

Chinese electric car maker Nio has just launched a second SUV named ES6 with a power of up to 537 horsepower, declaring a fair competition with Tesla of the US.


Previously, Nio has launched the larger 7-seat ES8 model, competing with Tesla Model X, while the ES6 model is smaller than ES8, for young customers. The ES6 is described as a high performance mid-size electric SUV, with the largest and most intelligent range in this segment.

Nio ES6 has a length of 4,850 mm and a width of 1,965 mm. The wheelbase of the ES6 is also shorter than the ES8 at 2,900 mm, ES6 can arrange both 7-seat configuration comfortably. The design of ES6 is also identical to the elder ES8, only differing in size.

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The interior of the Nio ES6 also impresses with high-quality materials such as luxury cars, a flat steering wheel, sports seats and a fabric-covered ceiling, a large touch screen placed along the dashboard. operated by NOMI’s artificial intelligence system. The highlights in the Nio ES6 include Nappa leather interior and automatic perfume system, high-class design seats.

Nio ES6 has 2 standard and high-end versions with 2 different power levels respectively 214 and 537 horsepower. The high-end version will have up to two different electric motors, including a high-performance permanent magnet (PM) motor with 215 horsepower (160 kW) mounted on the front wheel and a magnetic induction motor. (IM) high efficiency produces 322 horsepower (240 kW) mounted on the rear wheels. The standard version has only one drive motor at the front.

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The premium version has a total power of up to 537 horsepower, giving the ES6 the ability to accelerate 0-100 km/h in 4.7 seconds and a maximum speed of 200 km / h. Besides its incredible performance, the Nio ES6 also has an operating range of up to 510 km for an optional 84 kWh battery pack according to the European NEDC test procedure. However, when sold, ES6 will come with a battery pack of 70 kWh shared from the ES8 elder.

In the domestic market, the Nio ES6 standard version starts at $51,800 excluding tax, while the higher version costs $57,600 with a 536 horsepower engine and 70 kWh battery pack. The most advanced version with an 84 kWh battery pack costs $64,850.