Nio EP9's electric track car has set a blistering time up Goodwood Festival of Speed's famous hill climb. The car ran a time of 44.61 seconds during Saturday's Supercar shootout event, which is just a few seconds off the overall record of 41.6 seconds set by Nick Heidfeld in a McLaren MP4/13 Formula 1 car back in 1999. Doing the driving this time was Scottish racing driver Peter Dumbreck. We'll remind you that the EP9 is also one of the fastest cars around the Nürburgring. It set a time of 6:45.90 around the Green Hell in 2017, and despite what the title of the video says the EP9 is...
Watch the Nio EP9’s record-setting 6:45.9 Nürburgring lap
On May 12, a team from Chinese electric car startup Nio took the company’s EP9 to make another attempt at the Nürburgring. The 1,342-horsepower electric supercar had already lapped the grueling German race track last fall in an impressive 7:05.12, but Nio knew the car had more in it...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Nio EP9 sets EV Nürburgring record with 6:45.9 blast
It’s still early days for electric cars but Nio’s EP9, powered solely by batteries and electric motors, has already outperformed the best internal combustion machines. The stunning track-only supercar on May 12 was driven around the 12.9-mile Nürburgring Nordschleife in a time of...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Nio to sell 10 more EP9 supercars priced from $1.48M each
Chinese electric car startup Nio has announced a second production run for its EP9 supercar. Nio made the announcement on Wednesday at the 2017 Shanghai auto show where the company also previewed its first mainstream model, the ES8 seven-seat SUV. Originally, Nio built just six EP9s and sold them...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
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...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
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...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
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 9), an electric supercar that the company claims is the fastest electric car in the world. The EP9 has put up some impressive numbers in testing. On October 14, it posted a 7:05.12 lap time at the Nürburgring, besting the fastest electric car record by about 17 seconds. That's faster than most...