Nio CEO William Li personally checks ET7 EV with 150 kWh semi-solid state battery – 1,044 km on one cost

Nio CEO William Li personally tests ET7 EV with 150 kWh semi-solid state battery – 1,044 km on one charge

In an effort to show the real-world efficiency of the Nio ET7’s 150-kWh semi-solid state battery pack, firm founder and CEO William Li took the totally electrical sedan on an endurance take a look at drive and managed to cowl over 1,000 km on a single cost.

The 14-hour journey was livestreamed on-line and noticed Li begin his journey at a battery swap station in Shanghai. Li was joined by Shen Fei, Nio’s senior vice chairman, and later, a Tencent information reporter as he travelled in direction of the Zhejiang and Fujian provinces in China.

In accordance with the corporate, the ET7 had to deal with a latest chilly wave throughout China that noticed temperatures alternate between -2 and 12 levels Celsius. Regardless of the chilly climate, the ET7 saved the cabin at a extra snug 20 levels Celsius and travelled for a complete distance of 1,044 km earlier than the battery dipped to a 3% state of cost, which indicated a remaining CLTC vary of 36 km.

Nio’s information confirmed that the automotive’s Navigate on Pilot Plus (NOP+) system autonomously drove the automotive for 957 km or 92% of the journey, with the typical pace of the journey being 83.9 km/h. The entire vitality utilization was listed at 13.2 kWh/100 km.

Developed by WeLion New Vitality Expertise, the 150-kWh semi-solid state battery pack was introduced at Nio Day 2020 (held in January 2021), with the market-first utility being the ET7. It’s at present the biggest capability mass-produced battery pack within the Chinese language passenger automotive phase, weighing in at 575 kg, or 20 kg greater than the present 100-kWh pack provided by Nio.

Nevertheless, the large battery pack isn’t low cost, with Nio co-founder and president Qin Lihong revealing earlier this yr that it prices virtually as a lot as a complete ET5, which matches for 298,000 yuan (RM194,551). Clients in China can select to purchase a Nio with no battery and as a substitute subscribe to Battery as a Service (BaaS), whereby they pay month-to-month to hire a battery (this additionally reduces the automobile’s price). Given all Nio EVs are able to battery swapping, the large battery pack is suitable with all fashions within the firm’s line-up.

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