Wednesday, November 30, 2016

NextEV Nio EP9 - New King of Electric Cars

NextEV is a Chinese EV maker. It's launching a range of electric cars starting in China next year. The company revealed an EV supercar—the 194mph (313km/h) EP9—just six of which will be built. The EP features rapidly swappable batteries with a range around 265 miles (426km) and a recharging time around 45 minutes. The chassis is carbon fiber, and it has a motor-generator unit at each wheel, with a peak power output of 1,341hp/1MW and 1091 ft-lbs/1480 Nm of torque.
The EP9 recently spent some time testing at the Nürburgring, setting a new electric lap record in the process. Previously, the fastest EV around the 12.9-mile (20.8km) track was Toyota's TMG EV P002 race car, which set a time of 7:22.329 in 2012. The Nio EP9 has shaved that down to just 7:05.120. The fastest Tesla lap is under nine minutes.