The first batch of NIO’s flagship sedan, the ET7, has rolled off the mass production line at the JAC-NIO manufacturing base in Hefei on Thursday. Deliveries are set to begin next Monday. The model has three versions with prices ranging from 436,600 yuan to 513,400 yuan ($68,558 – $80,618).
The ET7 made its debut at NIO Day 2020 held in Chengdu in January 2021, positioning itself as a medium and large flagship vehicle with a length of over 5 meters and a wheelbase of over 3 meters. The vehicle is equipped with NAD (NIO Autonomous Driving) technology and NIO‘s own Adam Super Computing. The whole vehicle has a total of 33 high-performance sensing hardware components and supports ultra-wideband digital keys.
Further, the NIO ET7 has a maximum cruising range of over 1,000 kilometers and is equipped with a 150kWh solid-state battery. The ET7 can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds under half-load conditions.
Dolby Atmos will be standard on all NIO ET7s, and, when combined with the vehicle’s 7.1.4 immersive sound system, will bring an intense in-car audio experience to customers. The ET7’s audio system will be shipped with a total of 23 speakers and a total output of 1000W. The four primary channels will use a 3-way speaker array which feature a dedicated tweeter, mid-tone and bass drivers, a subwoofer as well as four overhead speakers.
NIO successfully debuted its shares in Hong Kong by way of introduction on March 10th. In terms of factories, the overall upgrade of the NIO production line in Anhui Province will be completed in the first half of 2022. In terms of models, in addition to the ET7, the medium-sized ET5 is expected to be delivered in September 2022 while other medium- and large-sized SUV ES7s will be released and delivered later this year.
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