“It was agreed from early on that the ET7 was going to be our most technologically advanced vehicle to date, but also our most visually striking. We wanted to completely reimagine the premium vehicle experience,” explains Kris Tomasson, Vice President of Design, NIO.
Designed by Kris Tomasson and his design team, the new NIO ET7 is a luxury sedan with a simple yet distinctly streamlined design.
The car aims to deliver the ultimate driving experience.
With over 1,000 km NEDC range and over 1,000 TOPS computing power, the ET7 defines the new standard for premium electric vehicles.
For its visionary form and function, the car was recently given a 2021 prestigious Good Design Award from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
Tomasson’s sedan breaks the norm by integrating high-performance sensors seamlessly into the body.
The ET7 is 5,098 mm in length, 1,987 mm in width and 1,505 mm in height with a wheelbase of 3,060 mm.
It’s sleek and clean with sharp in front accentuated by the narrow headlights.
The dual-beam LED headlights, the double-dash daytime running lights echo with the crystal-like heartbeat taillight to form a streamlined silhouette.
The gentle slope of the roofline meets a slim taillight that runs the width of the vehicle.
The ET7 is a beautiful, smart electric sedan with over 100 standard comfort, safety, and smart features.
In many ways, the new sedan is an emblem of many accomplishments.
In addition to its superb design, it’s laden with the best technology that NIO developed or sourced during its short history.
The ET7 has two electric motors, one in the front and rear of the car, which produce a combined output of 644 hp and 850 Nm.
The 0 to 100 km acceleration is 3.9 seconds, the braking distance from 100 to 0 km is 33.5 m (109.9 ft), and the drag coefficient is 0.208.
With its impressive technology, the ET7’s standard 70.0-kWh battery offers a range of more than 310 miles; by 2022, the company is scheduled to offer a solid-state 150.0-kWh battery by following suit.
Inside, the ET7 features a 12.8-inch infotainment screen and a digital gauge cluster, and it drops the air-vent design seen in Nio’s other vehicles to adopt a look more akin to that of the Tesla Model 3.
The interior of ET7 is a further interpretation of the “second living room” concept NIO is proud to represent: a sophisticated and cozy mobile living space.
Frameless windows and soft-close doors come standard for an easy ingress and egress experience.
ET7 also marks the first application of the highly sustainable Karuun® renewable rainforest rattan on a production model for a green and natural experience.
The standard front and rear heated, ventilated seats with massage offer a reassuring and comfortable experience for every occupant
Buttons are few and far between, and the steering wheel has a two-spoke design like that in new Genesis vehicles.
Unique to the NIO sedan, the upcoming EV will come standard with NAD (NIO Autonomous Driving), which will gradually deliver point-to-point autonomous driving in multiple scenarios.
It’s not clear that the system will have 11 8-megapixel cameras and what NIO calls “ultra-long-range high-resolution lidar,” along with five radar and 12 ultrasonic sensors, among other technologies.
The ET7 is engineered to meet both China and Euro NCAP five-star safety standards. Its body structure, featuring an ultrahigh strength steel-aluminum hybrid body, has a torsional stiffness of 37,100 N·m/deg.
The smart air suspension and continuous damping control are standard on all ET7s.
The 4D dynamic control based on high-definition maps and high-precision sensors can detect road bumpiness and actively adjust the suspension for a more comfortable ride.
Project: NIO ET7 Electric Sedan
Designers: NIO GmbH
Manufacturer: NIO GmbH