Exclusive: Formula E Driver Nelson Piquet Jr Talks EVs, While Driving A Tesla Model X – video


Nelson Piquet Jr., the inaugural winner of the Formula E in 2015, current driver for the NIO NextEV team, and also a InsideEVs contributor, spends some time behind the wheel of a Tesla Model X while weighing in with his thoughts about the state of electrification today.

Nelson Piquet Jr and his Sister Julia Piquet talk electric cars in a Tesla Model X

“Find out what Formula E champion Nelson Piquet, Jr. thinks about electric vehicles, which ones he owns, and what he’s looking forward to driving most.”

Topics include:

  • What Piquet loves to drive when he is not racing, his impressions on NIO’s ES8 – a long range, all-electric SUV (details) arriving in China in 2018, with plans to enter the US in 2020 (NIO is the sponsor of Piquet’s Formula E entry, so Nelson is very familiar with the offering having attended its debut in Shanghai)
  • Are the legendary 0-60 mph times in performance EVs a secondary feature to the handling and comfort only an electric vehicle can provide?
  • What’s in his garage today – and does it plug in?

Also of note:  Piquet also touches on NIO’s EP9 supercar, which set a course record at Nürburgring Nordschleife (6 mins, 49 seconds) this past May.

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8 Comments on "Exclusive: Formula E Driver Nelson Piquet Jr Talks EVs, While Driving A Tesla Model X – video"

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I don’t see a driver in that car.

I got the popup ad twice today. Where do you want me to send the screen shot?

If you can send them here:


…we will hunt them down and remove them.


(IEV doesn’t intentionally host any pop-up/interference ads – but ad providers sometime allow one in, so we have to ferret them out)

Sent you an emai. Thanks

Got it….much appreciated Mark.ca, that’s a big help in finding/removing an offending ad…as they are generally geo/cost-targeted and only a handful of people could see it (so it is hard for us to reproduce to find the source without someone assisting us)

Thank you, Jay.
Anything you can do about these that constantly refresh and eat up memory? They make it very hard to leave comments sometimes.

Are they married, or brother/sister, or just happen to have the same last name?

Just thought was interesting.