NIO ES6 test drives already began. Soon, the company will start deliveries.

Chinese premium electric vehicle manufacturer NIO announced the start of the test drive tour of its second model, the NIO ES6.

The ES6 will join NIO ES8 in mid-2019 and significantly increase the sales volume for the brand as the market for a more affordable 5-seat BEV is bigger than 7-seat BEVs (by the way, the ES8 can be ordered with six seats too).

"We officially launched test drives of the ES6, our long-range, high-performance electric SUV, in Shanghai earlier today: http://www.nio.com/es6"

NIO ES6

NIO ES6 Performance spec:

  • 70 kWh or 84 kWh battery (liquid cooled, NCM811 cells, 170 Wh/kg)
  • 510 km (317 miles) of range (NEDC) with 84 kWh battery or 430 km (267 miles) with 70 kWh battery
  • dual motor all-wheel drive
  • 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.7 seconds
  • system output: 400 kW (160 kW permanent magnet motor in the front and 240 kW induction motor in the rear) and 725 Nm of torque
  • top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph)
  • Length: 4.85 m, width: 2 m and wheelbase 2.9 m

NIO ES6 Standard spec:

  • 70 kWh or 84 kWh battery (liquid cooled, NCM811 cells, 170 Wh/kg)
  • 480 km (298 miles) of range (NEDC) with 84 kWh battery or 410 km (255 miles) with 70 kWh battery
  • dual motor all-wheel drive
  • 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.6 seconds
  • system output: 320 kW (two 160 kW permanent magnet motors)
  • top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph)
  • Length: 4.85 m, width: 2 m and wheelbase 2.9 m

The prices are (before subsidies):

  • Standard (320 kW, 70 kWh): 358,000 yuan (≈$51,827)
  • Standard (320 kW, 84 kWh): 408,000 yuan (≈$59,065)
  • Performance (400 kW, 70 kWh): 398,000 yuan (≈$57,617)
  • Performance (400 kW, 84 kWh): 448,000 yuan (≈$64,856)