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NextEV unveil incredible new electric supercar

Monday 21 November 2016, By Autovolo

NextEV unveil incredible new electric supercar

NextEV unveil incredible new electric supercar

Electric car company NextEV has unveiled its new brand NIO and its first supercar.

The electric car, called NIO EP9, has just achieved a new lap record for an electric car at the Nurburgring Nordschliefe. It managed to complete a lap of the ‘Green Hell’ in just seven minutes, 05.12 seconds beating the previous record. 

It also recently won the electric vehicle lap record at Circuit Paul Ricard in France by posting a time of one minute 52.78 seconds, eclipsing the previous record of two minutes 40 seconds.

The EP9 is powered by four high-performance motors, with power sent through four individual gearboxes. Producing one megawatt of power, it can reach 125mph in just 7.1 seconds, and is capable of a top speed of 195mph.

Despite this incredible performance, it has a range of 265 miles. Thanks to its interchangeable battery system, the EP9 can be charged in as little as 45 minutes, too. 

William Li, NextEV founder and chairman, said: “Today we launched our electric supercar that broke the record at the Nordschliefe. The NIO EP9 was born to push limits and is the first stage of automotive production for NIO. It is a statement of our vision and technical and manufacturing capabilities.

“It is a best-in-class product that showcases what is possible with electric vehicles. We believe that when the car ownership experience exceeds expectations, electric vehicles will become the natural choice for everyone, leading to a more sustainable tomorrow. And with that, our vision of a blue sky will come true.”