Overnight, the NextEV NIO EP9 was launched in London with the company claiming an electric car lap record of the Nurburgring in Germany of 7m 05.12s.

START-UP CAR MAKER NextEV has launched its NIO range in the UK overnight, with its electric supercar, the NIO EP9 claiming a lap record of the Nurburgring in Germany of 7m 05.12s. Not content with just one record, NIO also set a new electric car lap record of the Paul Ricard circuit with a time of 1m 52.78s, beating the previous record of 2m 40s.

According to NIO, the EP9 has four high-performance electric motors, one for each wheel generating more than 1000 horsepower or enough grunt to get to 200km/h in just 7.1 seconds. The EP9 can be fast-charged in just 45 minutes and has a 427km range.

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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