2018 Nio ES8 is a Chinese competitor of Tesla Model X (part 2)

January 5, 2018 at 10:26 am

The Chinese electric crossover is built on XRT platform with Autobot EyeQ4 Mobi leye microprocessor and NIO Pilot autopilot. The crossover is driven by electric motors mounted on the front and rear axle. The return of each motor is 240 kW (more than 326-hp) and 420 Nm of torque, so that the peak power of the two engines is 480 kW (more than 652-hp) and 840 Nm transmitted to all wheels. This power is enough to catapult a car weighing over 2400 kg from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds; the maximum speed is limited by electronics at 200 km/h.

The large capacity of the trunk picture

The large capacity of the trunk picture

The stock of electric fuel, which allows overcoming about 355 km on one charge, is stored in accumulator batteries with a total capacity of 67 kWh. The electric SUV can overcome about 500 km at one gas charge station but the speed cannot exceed 60 km/h. 1 hour of express charge restores 80% of the battery, but 100% charge takes around 8 hours.

The premium saloon of Nio ES8 of 2018-2019 years photo

The premium saloon of Nio ES8 of 2018-2019 years photo

The interior of 7-seat saloon of the Chinese novelty looks like the premium one. There are used expensive finishing materials, a huge set of modern equipment, as well as the most various options to ensure the comfort of the driver and passengers. Driver’s workplace includes multifunctional steering wheel, electric steering wheel, digital instrument panel with 8.8-inch screen, huge 10.4-inch multimedia display, original transmission control unit, a platform for wireless charging, comfortable seats with electric adjustment, heating and ventilation.