Chinese automaker Nio on Tuesday revealed that a 150-kilowatt-hour battery pack and a future-technology battery-swapping system will be rolled out with its future flagship sedan.
Previewed with a shadowy teaser picture, the sedan will debut as section of the Nio Day function January 9. Till then, the firm is keeping most other details—like any hint about driving range—under wraps.
Announcement of the 150-kwh pack will come shortly soon after Nio introduced a 100-kwh pack for its present electric vehicles in late 2020.
Originally identified as NextEV, Nio generated excitement with the lower-volume EP9 supercar and a Method E race group, then went on to acquire the ES8, ES6, and EC6 crossovers. It experienced huge ideas for the United States, heading general public on the New York Stock Exchange and speaking about plans to promote vehicles listed here by 2020. Individuals options were being place on keep, however, just after the Chinese govt cut auto subsidies.
Below a new twist to its enterprise product, the enterprise is featuring the 100-kwh pack for lease, as a separate transaction on leading of the sale of the automobile. Existing customers with 70-kwh Nio ES8, ES6, and EC6 electric vehicles can enhance to the 100-kwh pack for a regular monthly fee (or invest in the pack outright), whilst new customers get a price reduction on cars went they opt for the battery lease.
It really is unclear if Nio will provide a lease possibility for the new 150-kwh battery, or if that battery will be available on other styles past the flagship sedan. But Nio did validate that battery swapping will be out there.
Nio has located success with battery swapping in a way no other automaker in the earth has so significantly. It concluded its 500,000th swap in Might of last year. In China, Nio Electricity partnered with an additional Chinese EV maker, Xpeng towards the eventual merger of their charging networks in late 2019.
Is the blend of a enormous battery AND battery swapping overkill? Or would you like this level of versatility in a future EV?