NIO teases autonomous sedan with massive 150kW swappable battery

NIO teases autonomous sedan with massive 150kW swappable battery


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January 4, 2021

Chinese electric vehicle company, NIO has revealed a new teaser shot ahead of their upcoming event, to launch their first sedan.

Along with the shot above, their website lists some important details about the car and why we should be pretty excited for NIO Day on the 9th of January, 2021.

NIO Day will feature the launch of NIO’s first flagship sedan with the latest autonomous driving technologies and the 150 kWh battery pack, second-generation swap stations, and other core technologies.

Ok there’s a lot to unpack there. Firstly lets start with the size of that battery. At 150kW, that’s 50% larger than the top-end Model S from Tesla, with 100kW.

Before we understand more about the car, it’s difficult to know what the efficiency of the battery management system, the electric motors etc, so it’s possible they’re requiring more battery to do similar range figures, or equally possible is that they are going for the title of the longest-range EV on the market.

Naturally adding more battery comes

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