The Nio ES8 is a full-size electric SUV manufactured by Nio, a Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer. It was first introduced in 2018 and is currently available in China, Norway, and Denmark. The Nio ES8 was introduced in December 2017 and is the first model of the Nio brand. It’s a 7-seater all-electric SUV designed to be both luxurious and technologically advanced.
Nio ES8 Overview
Nio, often referred to as the “Tesla of China,” is a Chinese electric car manufacturer that focuses on designing and developing high-performance electric vehicles (EVs). One of their prominent offerings is the Nio ES8, a full-sized electric SUV. The ES8 features an all-aluminum body and chassis, equipped with two electric motors (one on each axle) to provide an all-wheel-drive experience. The combined power output from both motors allows the ES8 to deliver impressive acceleration, comparable to some luxury performance SUVs.
One of the standout features Nio promotes is its innovative battery-swapping technology. Instead of waiting to charge, ES8 owners can opt to swap their depleted battery for a fully charged one in just a few minutes at one of Nio’s battery swap stations. This helps alleviate some of the range anxiety commonly associated with EV ownership.
The interior of the ES8 is opulent, offering features expected in luxury vehicles, such as a panoramic sunroof, high-quality materials, and advanced tech. Nio’s in-car artificial intelligence system, NOMI, is a prominent feature, acting as a personal assistant to cater to the driver’s needs. The ES8 is equipped with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system. It also comes standard with a panoramic sunroof, a 12-speaker sound system, and a wireless charging pad.
The ES8 is powered by a 70 kWh battery pack that can deliver a range of up to 350 kilometers (217 miles) on a single charge. It is available in two rear-wheel drive (RWD) variants and one all-wheel drive (AWD) variant. The RWD variants produce 245 kW (332 hp) and 560 N⋅m (413 lb⋅ft) of torque, while the AWD variant produces 322 kW (435 hp) and 725 N⋅m (538 lb⋅ft) of torque.
The ES8 is available in four trim levels: Standard, Performance, Premium, and Signature. The Standard trim is the base trim and starts at ¥448,000 (US$68,000). The Performance trim starts at ¥528,000 (US$80,000), the Premium trim starts at ¥598,000 (US$91,000), and the Signature trim starts at ¥698,000 (US$106,000).
The Nio ES8 is a direct competitor to the Tesla Model X and the Audi e-tron. It is a stylish and luxurious SUV with a long range and a powerful electric powertrain. It is currently only available in China, Norway, and Denmark, but it is expected to be launched in other markets in the future