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Meet NIO EP9 Electric Car: 15 Facts You Should Know

9 December 2016

Do you think electric cars are slow and ugly? Let this new NextEV NIO EP9 scratch that thought off your mind.

Electric vehicle is one of the groundbreaking technologies which is changing our world. However, when it first hit the market, it was not a popular choice due to some reasons. But today, electric cars have become the future of automotive. And this NIO EP9 is next in line.

Among the major factors which hindered the world from switching to electric cars are speed and look. They used to be way slower than gasoline car. And the worst part was they just didn’t look as luxurious as their price tag. But now, they have changed.

While most part of the world have their eyes on Elon Musk‘s Tesla, China’ NextEV is starting to claw their way into the new world of electric car. The company gathers some of the world’s top engineers and experts to build the world’s best. Yes, they mean business.

Officially introduced just a few weeks ago, NIO EP9 will hit the road next year. However, there will only be six units produced. And while we wait, let’s take a look at fifteen important facts you need to know about this new generation of electric car. Enjoy the amazing photographs as well!

15. NextEV has its own Formula E racing team.

Meet NIO EP9 Electric Car: 15 Facts You Should Know | #15. NextEV has its own Formula E racing team.
Meet NIO EP9 Electric Car: 15 Facts You Should Know | #15. NextEV has its own Formula E racing team. | source: fiaformulae.com

Even the world of motorsport is taking electric car seriously. Since two years ago, electric car racing has been officially inaugurated by FIA in a form of Formula E Championship.

Of course, at this point, we cannot compare Formula E to the legendary Formula 1 Gran Prix. But, who knows, someday we might be able to.

NextEV NIO, the manufacturer of EP9, has its own Formula E racing team. The team’s leading driver is the son of a legendary Formula 1 World Champion, Nelson Piquet. In fact, Piquet Jr. won the Driver’s Championship of Formula E on its first season with NextEV NIO Formula E Team.

Even though the team only finished fourth that season, the fact that the car they built was able to get Piquet Jr. to win races is a major testimony to NextEV NIO’s quality.

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