Nio’s Alps DOM EV claims it’s better than Tesla Model Y

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Alps DOM (codename) electric crossover from Nio was spotted in China with a “Better than Model Y” inscription on the tailgate. This vehicle was spied in China for the second time since July last year. Previously, Nio’s co-founder and CEO William Li asked people who wants to purchase the Tesla Model Y to wait for the Alps first model because it will be cheaper. Nio is eager to compete with the world’s bestselling car.

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The Alps DOM was spotted during road tests in Heihe, Heilongjiang, wearing rather revealing camouflage. It is a fastback SUV with a comparatively low beltline. Its rear end has a ducktail spoiler, a minimalistic bumper, and two thin curved taillight units. The DOM has a charging port in the rear left fender. Its other features are frameless doors and retractable door handles.

As mentioned, the Alps fastback crossover has an inscription on the rear door that says “Better than Model Y.” This statement proves the DOM is positioned as a direct Model Y competitor. Its dimensions are most likely also on par with the Model Y. We will remind you that the American EV boasts dimensions of 4751/1978/1625 mm with a wheelbase of 2890 mm.

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Previously, it was reported that the DOM is underpinned by Nio’s third-generation platform, NT 3.0. It will offer customers two optional batteries for 60 kWh and 90 kWh. The entry-level DOM will have a single electric motor developed by Nio. This decision was made to reduce its starting price. However, the DOM will also be available with 4WD. Same with every other Nio car, it supports the battery swap function. According to Nio officials, over a thousand PSS will be available for the Alps after the market launch.

Previously, Nio’s co-founder and CEO William Li asked people who want to buy the Tesla Model Y to wait for the Alps DOM. He underlined that their car would be cheaper. The DOM is expected to start from 250,000 yuan (34,700 USD), while the Model Y costs 258,900 – 363,900 yuan (36,000 – 50,500 USD). William Li also mentioned that the Alps crossover will have faster charging and a bigger screen.

There is no exact information about the launch of the Alps DOM. However, we expect Nio to officially introduce it shortly as its trial production is scheduled for July.

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Source: Weibo

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    • Sure because it is total shit, and that is why the Tesla Model Y is the best selling car worldwide. Everybody buying it is an idiot!

      The only idiot is you, Gustavo!

      Also, when they need to write this on their car, this just shows how desparate they are …. lol 😀

      But the NIO will still sell well thank to unfair and illegal subsidies by the chinese goverment…

      • As opposed to the HUGE government subsidies Elon Musk secures before opening any factory? I always find it funny when Americans (for example) talk about corruption in countries like China, and unfair practice, when capitol hill and all its lobbyist are the ultimate form of corruption….

  1. It is my opinion. And I have the right to express it without being insulted. I have tested few Teslas, including Model Y and some friends owning a Model 3, after few years…the plastic are coming out….i don’t like it, it feels very “plastics”. In th summer, the seats….are like seating in a plastic bag

  2. + i will add than when you look around…what people you see? Total diots, looking at their atupid phone, Facebook and all this s…t…so you the answer

  3. Please, please, please for the love of everything holy, NO LIDAR!

    And Nio wonders why it doesnt have sales with the ugly bumps on the roof… Smh…

    This is coming from an ET5 Nio User!

    You know what my collegues say about the lidar and camera bulges on the roof of the car?

    It looks amateurishly!



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