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First spy shots suspected to be of NIO ET5 revealed two months before its unveiling

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Just after NIO confirmed that it will hold NIO Day 2021 in two months, some camouflage images of what is suspected to be the new sedan ET5 to be unveiled at that time have been revealed.

The images circulating on Weibo show the model wrapped in camouflage, but the shape of the front and rear of the car is clearly smaller than NIO's flagship sedan ET7, which will be delivered in the first quarter of next year.

First spy shots suspected to be of NIO ET5 revealed two months before its unveiling-CnEVPost


First spy shots suspected to be of NIO ET5 revealed two months before its unveiling-CnEVPost



NIO announced on October 18 that the company's annual event, NIO Day 2021, will be held on December 18 at the Olympic Sports Center in Suzhou, a city located about 100 kilometers west of Shanghai.

NIO usually holds its most important event of the year, NIO Day, at the end of each year or at the beginning of the following year, with the launch of new models. The last NIO Day was held on January 9 of this year, when NIO launched its first sedan, the ET7.

At this year's NIO Day event, it is expected to release a model including one called ET5 and another unknown model.

NIO said on August 12 that it aims to deliver three products based on NIO Technology Platform 2.0 in 2022, including the ET7.

According to information circulating on Weibo, the ET5 is as different from the ET7 as the ES6 is from the ES8, with the sedan likely to be between 4,800mm-4,900mm long and the wheelbase likely to be between 2,800-2,900mm.

In comparison, the ET7 is 5,098mm long with a wheelbase of 3,060mm. NIO's local counterpart XPeng Motor's flagship sedan, the P7, is 4,880mm long with a wheelbase of 2,998mm, and the Tesla Model 3 is 4,694mm long with a wheelbase of 2,875mm.

If the rumors are true, it means the NIO ET5 will be close in size to the XPeng P7 and larger than the Tesla Model 3.


The rumor also claims that the ET5 could be the perfect NIO model, with its overall design continuing the design language of the ET7, while possibly being younger and sportier.

On the ET5's interior, there are rumors that NIO's supplier once proposed a horizontal layout of the center screen similar to Tesla Model 3, different from the vertical layout of the existing NIO models, but the proposal was not adopted.

For the positioning of the ET5, it seems that NIO is going to use it to compete for the larger market where the Model 3 is located.

On April 7, NIO's 100,000th vehicle rolled off the production line at its Hefei manufacturing base, and William Li, the company's founder, chairman and CEO, said at a ceremony that NIO's second sedan would be more competitive than the Tesla Model 3.

Early last month, auto industry website autohome.com.cn cited people familiar with the matter as saying that the ET5 is expected to be a midsize sedan and could drop in price to around 300,000 yuan ($46,600).

For reference, the NIO ET7 is priced at RMB 448,000-526,000 before subsidies. If users choose NIO's battery rental solution BaaS, the pre-subsidy price drops to RMB 378,000-398,000 with a monthly battery rental of RMB 980-1,480.


In a research note sent to investors on August 12, Deutsche Bank's Edison Yu said he believes the NIO ET5 will compete with the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4, with pricing likely to be under RMB 300,000.

 

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Sorry but haven never heard of this brand NIO, is it Chineese?
Yes.


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NIO wins influential technology award in China for ES8-CnEVPost


(Photo source: NIO)

After months of selection, NIO has won the First Prize of the China Automotive Science and Technology Award for the ES8.

The 20-year-old award is one of the most authoritative and influential science and technology awards in China's automotive industry. Today, the award ceremony was held in Shanghai.


The award is the only science and technology award for China's automotive industry, aiming to encourage automotive science and technology talents and promote China's automotive technology progress.

In the preliminary evaluation, NIO ES8 won the competition against 150 products in this industry and beat 21 competitors in the final evaluation.

NIO wins influential technology award in China for ES8-CnEVPost


(Photo source: NIO)

The final judging of the award was held in Hefei in September, where NIO founder William Li presented the ES8's achievements in technological innovation, including a high-strength all-aluminum body, high-performance electric drive system, and multi-scene intelligent assisted driving, to more than 50 industry experts.

The ES8 SUV is NIO's first production model, released on December 16, 2017.

At the NIO Day event on December 28, 2019, the company released the all-new ES8 in addition to the EC6 launch.


In early May NIO announced its strategy to enter the Norwegian market and said the ES8 was the first model to be exported.

Early last month, as deliveries of the NIO ES8 in Norway are about to begin, it received a five-star safety rating from the European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP).

Information from the Euro NCAP website shows that the Audi Q4 e-tron, Lynk & Co 01, Subaru Outback, and Toyota Mirai are also five-star rated models.

The ES8 has an all-aluminum body and active safety features that are the basis for the model's five-star safety rating, according to NIO.

Notably, Intel will launch a self-driving ride-hailing robotaxi service test in the city next year, with plans to roll it out to Germany and eventually across Europe after the next few years, the company announced with German car rental giant Sixt SE at an IAA Mobility event in Munich early last month.

The service will be based on the NIO ES8, which Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger said has an elegant design. Johann Jungwirth, Vice President of Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) at Mobileye, said the model's huge space will give passengers a great experience.
 

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Sorry but haven never heard of this brand NIO, is it Chineese?

What so special about NIO, is that they are only the major EV that offer Baas.

You are get a full batt in 5 mins by just swapping out it's battery at any of it's battery station, just like oil kiosks.
 
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