NextEV organized a launch event at the Saatchi Gallery in London to unveil its new electric brand, NIO and EP9, the brand's first model, which they claim to be the world's fastest.
On October 12th 2016, the EP9 achieved a new lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschliefe. It took EP9 only 7 minutes 05.12 seconds to get through the 20.8 kilometers of 'Green Hell', beating the previous EV lap record of 7 minutes 22 seconds. Moreover, EP9 also appeared at Circuit Paul Ricard in France on November 4th and smashed the EV record by reaching the finish line in 1 minute 52.78 seconds, thus beating the previous record of the track, standing at 2 minutes 40 seconds.
EP9 is equipped with four high-performance inboard motors and four individual gearboxes, delivering 1-MegaWatt of power, which is equivalent to 1,360PS. It can accelerate from 0-200 kph in 7.1 seconds and is capable of reaching a maximum speed of up to 313 kph. Both interchangeable batteries can be recharged in 45 minutes and ensure a driving range of up to 427 kilometres. The carbon chassis helps the EP9 achieve 24,000 Newtons of downforce at 240 kph.