The Chinese company NIO introduced the ET5 sedan. NIO will offer three battery options for the new ET5.
- Standard: 75 kWh, enough for 550 km.
- Long range: 100 kWh at 700 km.
- Ultra-long range: 150 kWh and as much as 1000 km of autonomous driving.
Of course, the latter option seems to be the most interesting: many experts have previously said that as soon as electric vehicles overcome the bar of 1000 km on a single charge, buyers will no longer have the last fears about such models. After all, having 1000 km in reserve, you can safely go even on long journeys.
Regardless of battery capacity, NIO ET5 will be powered by two motors with a total output of 360 kW (489 hp) and a torque of 700 Nm. It is stated that the acceleration time of 0-100 km / h will take the NIO ET5 4.3 seconds.
Another interesting feature of the model: the names of colors. For several years now, a strange competition has been going on in China among automakers on the topic of who will come up with the most unusual names for the color scheme.
For example, one of the colors of NIO ET5 is called “The First Light Kiss” and it is explained as follows: “Romantic, like a pink sparkle that occurs when the first rays of the sun kiss the clear sky on the Uyuni salt marsh in Bolivia” (Uyuni is a dried salt lake in the south of the plain Altiplano in Bolivia, which is located at an altitude of about 3650 m above sea level).
The ET5 will also get the latest autonomous driving system called NIO Aquila Super Sensing. The system includes a lidar, seven high-resolution 8-megapixel cameras, four 3-megapixel surround view photosensitive cameras, one driver monitoring system, five range radars, and 12 ultrasonic sensors. All this will be controlled by NIO Adam “supercomputer”, which can process 8 GB of images per second.
Source: Auto News