The world’s fastest Electric car has arrived on the scene, in the form of the NIO by UK-based electric car company NextEV. This visionary electric car brand will help users rediscover the ‘joyful lifestyle’ of car ownership by creating inspiring vehicles that deliver superior performance, a new benchmark for aesthetic design and unique user experiences.
NextEV Founder and Chairman, William Li said, “We’ve just launched our electric supercar that broke the record at the Nordschliefe. The NIO EP9 was born to push limits and is the first stage of automotive production for NIO. It is a statement of our vision and technical and manufacturing capabilities. It is a best-in-class product that showcases what is possible with electric vehicles. We believe that when the car ownership experience exceeds expectations, electric vehicles will become the natural choice for everyone, leading to a more sustainable tomorrow. And with that, our vision of a blue sky will come true.”
The new NIO EP9 electric supercar recently achieved a new lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschliefe. On 12 October 2016, the EP9 lapped the 20.8km ‘Green Hell’ in 7:05.12, beating the previous EV lap record held, marking it out as the fastest electric car in the world. Additionally, on 4 November, it smashed the EV record at Circuit Paul Ricard in France, recording a time of 1:52.78, eclipsing the previous record of 2:40.
With four high-performance inboard motors and four individual gearboxes,the NIO EP9 delivers 1-MegaWatt of power, equivalent to 1,360PS. The EV supercar accelerates from 0-200 km/h in 7.1 seconds and has a top speed of 313 km/h. With an interchangeable battery system, the EP9 is designed to be charged in 45 minutes and has a range of 427 kilometers.
The carbon cockpit and chassis embodies a new approach to performance vehicle design to handle the physical demands of a car with 3G cornering capabilities, with added structural solidity and aero efficiency. The NIO EP9 is capable of achieving 24,000 Newtons of downforce at 240km/h.