On March 28, Chinese premium electric vehicle maker NIO announced the formal commencement of delivery of the ET7, its smart electric flagship sedan.
The representatives from the manufacturing and quality experts of NIO delivered the first batch of ET7s to users in NIO China headquarters in Hefei.
As NIO’s first model on the second-generation technology platform, NT2.0, the ET7 comes standard with over 100 configurations for comfort, safety and smart technologies, and is equipped with the brand-new software system for the NT2.0, Banyan, that keeps evolving and grows together with our users. At the same time, the subscription service of NIO Autonomous Driving (NAD) is expected to be available by region from Q4 this year.
Since the kickoff of the test drive on March 5, users in more than 80 cities have tried the ET7 in person, which turned into a test drive-to-order conversion rate much higher than expectations.
The NIO ET7 was unveiled in China on 9 January 2021 at the ‘NIO Day’ event in Chengdu, retaining many design cues of the 2019 NIO ET Preview concept car.
The entry level 70kWh unit offers a 310-mile (500 km) range, with a 100kWh version offering 435 miles (700 km). The top model with a ginormous 150kWh battery pack has a claimed range of more than 621 miles (1,000 km). All the figures are calculated using the Chinese NEDC system.