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  • Nio Eve concept, 2017 SXSW

    Chinese electric car startup NextEV launched its Nio brand in the United States on Friday with the unveiling of the Eve concept car at SXSW in Austin, Texas. Nio only burst on the scene last fall when it unveiled the EP9, a 1,342-horsepower electric supercar that’s being built in very limited numbers—we’re talking a handful of cars—for customers in China. The brand is hoping to become a global phenomenon much like Tesla and is placing big bets on next-generation technology. For example, the Eve concept previews a self-driving car Nio plans to launch in the U.S. as...

  • Nio EP9
    Nio EP9 hits 160 mph while lapping COTA in self-driving mode

    Last November, Chinese electric car startup NextEV launched the new brand Nio whose first product is to be a 1,360-horsepower supercar called the EP9. The EP9 isn’t ready for sale just yet because the company is still out testing the sole prototype version. The prototype is being run at top...

  • Nio EP9
    NextEV SUV to offer Model X performance for Toyota price, says founder

    Chinese electric car startup NextEV in November launched the new brand Nio whose first model, the 1,360-horsepower EP9 supercar, is already one of the fastest production cars in the world, having lapped the Nürburgring in just 7:05.12. But the EP9 is a limited edition model for...

  • Nio EP9 - Image via Shmee150
    Up close with the Nio EP9 electric supercar

    On Monday, Chinese electric car startup NextEV took the covers off a stunning piece of engineering called the EP9, short for “Electric Performance 9.” The car is an electric supercar that already outpaces some of the world’s best internal combustion engine cars on the race track...

  • Nio EP9
    Nio EP9 introduced, claims to be world's fastest electric supercar

    NextEV is an electric automotive startup founded two years ago by Chinese billionaire William Li. The company has competed in Formula E and claimed the Drivers' championship. On Monday, NextEV introduced a new car brand and a new car. The brand is Nio and the car is the EP9 (Electric Performance...

  • NextEV supercar - Image via Autohome
    First look at NextEV’s 1,000-horsepower electric supercar

    It was in September that Chinese electric car startup NextEV released a teaser shot for a supercar the company is currently working on. The first photo and some new details have since surfaced on Chinese website Autohome. The single photo reveals a two-seater coupe with similar proportions to a...

  • Teaser sketch for NextEV supercar

    There’s a handful of automotive startups out to challenge Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] as well as the more established makes, with new electric cars. Many of these are Chinese-backed firms operating in the United States. They’re using Silicon Valley knowhow to rapidly develop electric cars to meet growing demand for “New Energy Vehicles” in China, brought about by state incentives aimed at reducing pollution and oil dependence. The list includes names such as Atieva, Faraday Future/ LeEco, Karma, NEVS, Qiantu and Techrules. Another is NextEV, which was only established in 2014...

  • NextEV TCR (Team China Racing) competing in the Formula E Championship
    More details on Chinese firm NextEV’s electric supercar plans

    There’s no shortage of Chinese-backed startups attempting to be the next Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA]. A few that have been reported on here at Motor Authority include Atieva, Detroit Electric, Faraday Future/LeEco, Karma, National Electric Vehicle Sweden and TechRules. Another is NextEV, which...

  • NextEV Formula E season one race car
    China's NextEV gunning for Tesla, promises 1,000-hp supercar by 2016

    Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] didn't invent the electric car. But the California startup was the first to successfully pitch EVs as luxury status symbols, and that marketing breakthrough has left the company with a target on its back. Mercedes-Benz recently confirmed a Tesla competitor will be coming...

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