Nio ET9 spotted during road tests in China as it gets closer to launch

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The Nio ET9 started road tests in China. It is the brand’s flagship model, which will launch in early 2025 with nearly 700 hp, 120 kWh battery, and a price tag of 800,000 yuan (~110K USD). Earlier, Nio shared a video of ET9 during winter tests.

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Basics on Nio ET9

Nio ET9 is a large electric liftback with dimensions of 5323/2016/1620 mm and a wheelbase of 3250 mm. Its exterior styling follows the design language of other Nio models. It has thin DRLs, headlights integrated into the front bumper, a closed grille, and retractable door handles.

 The interior of the Nio ET9 offers four seats and four large monitors. The second-row seats can be reclined up to 45 degrees. Nio ET9 has a Sky Ride chassis system with drive-by-wire and rear-wheel steering technology. This car also has a hydraulic suspension.

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The powertrain of the Nio ET9 comprises two electric motors with a combined power of 520 kW. A 120 kWh battery pack powers these e-motors. It can charge 255 km in 5 minutes, thanks to the 5C charging tech. Moreover, this battery is also compatible with Nio’s battery swap stations (PSS). The price tag of the Nio ET9 will start around 800,000 yuan (110K USD). The deliveries are scheduled for 2025.

Nio ET9 road tests

On February 19, Nio ET9 was spied in the wild in China, covered with camouflage. Its exterior design aligns with the preproduction model shown last year. It has a sizeable trapeze-shaped air intake, black rims, a LiDAR & two cameras on the roof, and retractable door handles. The spotted car also has conventional side-view mirrors.

There are LiDAR sensors in the front fenders of the ET9. From the back, the Nio ET9 has a large active spoiler and a continuous taillight strip. We can also notice that the spotted model lacks a shark fin antenna on the roof.

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Yesterday, Nio shared a video of Nio ET9 winter tests. Aside from enhancing the driver’s and passengers’ comfort, it can shake the snow off its body and lower suspension to minus 50 mm, allowing passengers to get in and out of the car easily. 

Source: Weibo

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