NextEV Launches NIO Brand and World’s Fastest EV, 0-124 mph in 7.1 Seconds, 194 mph Top Speed – videos

NOV 21 2016 BY MARK KANE 28

Move over Rimac Concept_One, as NextEV launched its all-new electric car brand NIO, headlined by the EP9 – a two seat fully-electric supercar that tops out at 194 mph (313 kph) from the Saatchi Gallery in London today.

The limited edition NIO EP9 is to be the first product of the NIO brand.

NextEV Launches NIO Brand and World’s Fastest Electric Car

NextEV Launches NIO Brand and World’s Fastest Electric Car

With 1MW (1,360hp) worth of power, the NIO EP9 has beaten the fastest Nürburgring Nordschliefe EV lap time, achieving a time of 7 mins 5.12s (see video from track below).

In total, four electric motors combine for the 1 MW output, yet the whole EV weighs in at just 1,735 kg (3,825 lbs), which as one might expect, means great performance.

0-200 kph (124 mph) in 7.1 seconds and a top speed of 313 kph (195 mph).  1/4 mile comes up in 10.1 seconds @ 154.7 mph.

The all-electric range isn’t too bad either, stated by the company at 427 km (265 miles), but we should note that both the test cycle and battery capacity remains unknown, so we can’t napkin-back math the numbers to see how close to ‘real world’ they might be.

NextEV states the batteries can be recharged in 45 minutes or swapped with new ones (which would be a handy option at race events).

Of note:  More videos, galleries and NextEV press release on the NIO EP9 below



Quick specs on the NIO EP9:

  • two-seater fully-electric supercar
  • 1 MW peak power delivery at wheel / 1,360 PS equivalent with AWD with 4 x inboard motors, 4 individual gear boxes and torque vectoring
  • Max speed, gear limited 313 kph (195 mph)
  • 0-100 kph 2.7 seconds
  • 0-200 kph 7.1 seconds
  • 0-300 kph 15.9 seconds
  • 427 km (265 miles) range using 2 lithium batteries, indirectly water cooled
  • 45 minutes Battery charge time (battery changeable)
  • 1735 kg total weight, Batteries = 635 kg (both), All carbon content = 364 kg
  • Dimensions: 4888 x 2230 x 1150 mm
  • Quarter mile time 10.1 seconds/249 kph


Next EV press on the NIO EP9:

“Today, at a launch event at the Saatchi Gallery in London, UK, electric car company NextEV unveiled its brand, NIO. This visionary electric car brand will help users rediscover the ‘joyful lifestyle’ of car ownership by creating inspiring vehicles that deliver superior performance, a new benchmark for aesthetic design and unique user experiences.



Additionally, the company unveiled its electric supercar, the NIO EP9, which has achieved a new lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschliefe. On October 12th 2016, the EP9 lapped the 20.8km ‘Green Hell’ in 7m 05.12s, beating the previous EV lap record held, marking it out as the fastest electric car in the world. Additionally, on November 4th, it smashed the EV record at Circuit Paul Ricard in France, recording a time of 1m 52.78s, eclipsing the previous record of 2m 40s.

With four high-performance inboard motors and four individual gearboxes,the EP9 delivers 1-MegaWatt of power, equivalent to 1,360PS. The EP9 accelerates from 0-200kph in 7.1 seconds and has a top speed of 313kph. With an interchangeable battery system, the EP9 is designed to be charged in 45 minutes and has a range of 427 kilometres.

The carbon cockpit and chassis embodies a new approach to performance vehicle design to handle the physical demands of a car with 3G cornering capabilities, with added structural solidity and aero efficiency. The EP9 is capable of achieving 24,000 Newtons of downforce at 240kph.”



NextEV Founder and Chairman, William Li, said:

“Today we launched our electric supercar that broke the record at the Nordschliefe. The NIO EP9 was born to push limits and is the first stage of automotive production for NIO. It is a statement of our vision and technical and manufacturing capabilities. It is a best-in-class product that showcases what is possible with electric vehicles. We believe that when the car ownership experience exceeds expectations, electric vehicles will become the natural choice for everyone, leading to a more sustainable tomorrow. And with that, our vision of a blue sky will come true.”













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28 Comments on "NextEV Launches NIO Brand and World’s Fastest EV, 0-124 mph in 7.1 Seconds, 194 mph Top Speed – videos"

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An EV sight should list the Wh/mile of these hot rods, so we can see how many blocks they will cover before running out of power. 🙂

Tesla S new update Does 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds..Gets 325Plus miles range with ONE battery…& Lots of room..@ probably a fraction of the price…


The track record appears to be 6:48.


Tesla-like performance with 5 fewer seats.

Also, can’t wait to see the “affordable” price.

I’m a big Tesla fan, but just because the 0-60 time is similar doesn’t mean its Tesla-like performance. In order to put in a lap time like that, weight savings, handing, braking, aerodynamics, and thermal management must all be significantly in excess of what Tesla is doing. Those things are just fine in Tesla for what its designed to be, which is living on normal streets and accelerating in short bursts. This is built to excel on a race track and that’s where the extra cost lives.

Absolutely right. Tesla makes great cars and this new entry from another brand looks good as well but for different reasons.

Clearly a super-car and made to compete with such, Tesla is a sedan, an incredibly fast sedan, but this thing is a monster and will probably cost 3x what Model S does.

My point exactly. So meh, who cares?

You forgot the “L” in your name 😉

What the other guys said. Tesla can’t even go 1 lap around without going in to reduced power mode…

This car isn’t supposed to compete with a Tesla.

However, P100D with the new battery cooling might be able to do a full lap there. We don’t know since the newest video on YouTube is of an old P85D. Of course the lap time wouldn’t be anywhere near the NIO EP9.

Thanks for the uncalled-for insult, DJ.

My point was, supercar performance doesn’t matter to the average person, for whom a “super” car would serve no real purpose.

Whereas, a Tesla has all the parameters that matter (acceleration, range), at pretty much the same level as this supercar, for a much lower price, and with much more practicality.

I don’t think there are enough screens in that car. Maybe one in the door, another on the ceiling, and perhaps one in the driver’s headrest? You could also put one on the floor, another on the accelerator, and maybe mount a couple on the hood. Make the key bigger and you could put one on the key.

Another Euro point of view

Anyone an idea which language is spoken by the pilot in this Nordschleife record vid. ? Anyway that guy is brave. Thank you again to inside evs for this awesome info/vid.

The fastest? RIMAC is faster, beating this in all disciplines:

Max speed, gear limited 350 kph
0-100 kph 2.0 seconds
0-200 kph 6.0 seconds
0-300 kph 14 seconds
1/4 mile in 9.9s

But still, we welcome all new EV sports car!

Most remarkable how such a newcomer with comes so close to the Porsche 918 ring time of 6:57. It is just a matter of time and all hypercars are EVs

You’re right, the Rimac is faster straight line. I wonder how the Concept S would handle the Ring? The lateral acceleration of the EP9, at 2.35 G is truly impressive though.?

Sorry, 2.53 G!?

I agree. Now Rimac got some competition.

Tesla is in another league. Don’t compare them.

Im pretty impressed with the aero work they have done.
The worst for me is the interior, 4 screens?

The NIO wastes a lot of power on the massive downforce. Rimac might not.

Mostly heavily accented English, maybe some German.
He says “so good” or gut, then “on target”, and then the base, “new track record”.

Seems more like swedish english to me. But i think it is very clean, it’s only so noisy because of the car.

That first video is awesome.

The car sounds like that? Even at low speeds, it has that kinda of high pitch whine.

This company is bad.

Chinese start up designed to put Tesla out of business.

Probably tons of Chinese subsidies to get it going.

Nice nut crushers on the seats.

Nice to see such a cool-looking supercar – that’s an EV!

Hopefully, this is another step of progress in cooling high performance EVs. That lap is impressive!

Would somebody explain to me why so many LCD screens are necessary? Seems highly distracting.

Because some product manager had to have more cowbell.

This is designed for millenials -those who grew up with multi screens and are comfortable with them.