NextEV’s ES8 SUV to be launched in 2017
5022/1962/1756 mm, wheelbase of 3010 mm, available in 6-seater and 7-seater models.
Dual motor system, the front motor is a permanent magnet synchronous motor with a maximum power of 160 kW, the rear motor is an AC asynchronous motor with a maximum power of 240 kW, and the new car is equipped with a ternary lithium battery pack
The EP9 super car has been a big success:
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ES8 – short for Electric Sedan 8
The NIO Electric Sedan 8, or ES8, is currently for China only and will take design inspiration from EP9 electric hypercar.
NextEV will work in partnership with Chinese firm JAC Motors to manufacture the car, with capacity for 200,000 models to be built annually.
NextEV has gathered around 1.5 billion USD funding to set up the factory.
The ES8 will be pitched at the premium end of the market. “We will have the same quality as BMW, Mercedes, Audi and Lexus but at a more competitive price,” said NextEV chairman William Li.
David Hilton, senior design director, highlighted the areas of the car which would have obvious similarities to the EP9. He told Auto Express: “The frontal identity, the rear lighting – we call them the spark beats – and the chiselled side.”
Heavy use of alumiunium will mean a lightweight body, but the brand remained tight-lipped on potential performance.