Officially inducted on January 9, the very first electric sedan from manufacturer Nio could finally carry a 150 kWh battery. A pack that would then give it a range of between 600 and 800 kilometers.
At the end of December 2020, Nio gave us an appointment on January 9 to discover the very first electric sedan in its history during the Nio Day Event. Because until then, the Chinese manufacturer had only been content to market SUVs: the ES6, the ES8 and the EC6. A change of course assumed, which will bring it to confront the benchmark of the sector in the sedan segment: I named the Tesla Model S.
A 150 kWh battery on the menu
Until now, it was rumored that this sedan would enjoy a range of 450 kilometers. A radius of action a tad weak to really be able to play elbows with the Tesla automobile. The event would also be an opportunity to present a new 150 kWh pack and a new platform dedicated to autonomous driving. But said pack could finally be invited to the sedan as soon as it is released.
In any case, this is what the specialized media are saying InsideEVs and Clean Automobile, based on a press release in which Nio mentions the 150 kWh battery. For InsideEVs, the future Nio sedan could then benefit from a range of between 600 and 800 kilometers. However, no details are given on the approval cycle used.
As a reminder, the Tesla Model S Grande Autonomie Plus can travel 652 kilometers, against 639 kilometers for the Performance version. If the Nio sedan exceeds these thresholds, then the main factor separating the two cars will be price. Note also that the Tesla will be able to rely on a fast charging network already present in China, Europe and the United States.
More than 500 horses on the program
In the Model S range, only the Plaid variant is above the fray with its 840 kilometers of range. But this model is not expected before the end of the year 2021. Nio’s sedan will also enjoy a power of 543 horsepower which will allow it to shoot down from 0 to 100 km / h in the space of 4, 7 seconds.