China's Nio unveils tech-laden luxury electric flagship ET9

Chinese premium EV brand reveals luxury coupe-crossover targeted at high-end business users; with voltage of 925V, a charging peak power of 600kW, and a charging peak current of 765A, the ET9 adds 255km range within five minutes.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 24 Dec 2023 Views icon2722 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

Nio, the Chinese premium EV brand, today took the covers of its ET9 smart electric flagship sedan at Nio Day, an annual gathering of Nio and its users at the Xi'an Olympic Sports Center Stadium.

The Nio ET9 integrates the latest technological research and development achievements, showcasing a package of flagship-style exterior, spacious interior, immersive experience, efficient recharging, and smart technologies. As per the company, “the Nio ET9 is designed specifically for the new generation of high-end business users, offering a sophisticated, comfortable, and safe smart electric executive flagship.”

The Nio ET9 is equipped with China's first Full-Domain 900V Architecture, boasting the highest voltage of 925V, a charging peak power of 600kW, and a charging peak current of 765A. The 900V ultra-fast charging and swapping platform allows fast recharging after a 3-minute battery swap or extending the range by 255km with a 5-minute charge.

In terms of dimensions, the Nio ET9 is 5,325mm long, 2,016mm wide, 1,620mm tall, and has a wheelbase of 3,250mm. The electric sedan has a four-seat layout with ‘Sky Island’ and ‘Executive Bridge’ levels of first-class comfort. Inside the ‘Executive Bridge’, the ET9 offers a 360-degree versatile tray table for the passengers in the rear seats, which can be adjusted at any angle. The rear seats sport 24 self-developed patented technologies, with a maximum backrest adjustment angle of 45 degrees, a seat cushion width of 582mm, and 11 adjustments with one click. Also, the seven electric sunshades can be activated with one click.

The Nio ET9’s SkyRide Intelligent Chassis System integrates three core hardware systems – steer-by-wire, rear-wheel steering, and full active suspension – for the first time, making it the world's only driven-by-wire intelligent chassis. The company claims the “ET9 can deliver a driving experience akin to traveling on a flat surface.”

The ET9 has a self-developed intelligent system, where Nio's super computing platform Adam 2.0 supports computing functions in six major areas, namely intelligent driving, digital cockpit, intelligent chassis, body, e-powertrain, and cloud.

Nio has premiered its first 5Nm automotive-grade chip for AD, the NX9031, achieving a strong combination of computing power and proprietary algorithms. It shares computing resources between autonomous driving and cockpit domains, ensuring ultimate safety and efficiency. SkyOS, Nio's vehicle operating system, creates a technical cluster covering vehicle control, intelligent driving, cockpit, and mobile connectivity, constituting the "soul" of the executive flagship.

The ET9 incorporates flagship-level safety features covering every aspect of travel safety. Not only does it possess a torsional stiffness of 52,600Nm/deg, but is designed following aviation-grade safety standards. As per Nio, the ET9 allows for safety redundancy in seven key systems of smart EVs, including driving, braking, sensing, computing, communication, and power distribution, setting the global safety benchmark for executive flagships.

Commenting on the ET9, Nio's founder, chairman and CEO, William Li said: "The Nio ET9 comprehensively showcases Nio’s R&D strengths and achievements. Integrated with over 100 Nio full-stack technologies, the Nio ET9 reaches a new height of innovation and technological development.”

The Nio ET9 is available for pre-order in China, with delivery time scheduled in the first quarter of 2025.

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