Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg was recently in China where he was able to visit electric car startup Nio and test drive the company's ES8, a twin-motor, mid-size SUV with 644 horsepower on tap. He came away impressed with the vehicle's acceleration and handling, though he wasn't a fan of the aggressive energy recovery system which Nio says is still being fine tuned. Rosberg was also impressed with the quality and technology, which includes a cute digital assistant known as Nomi that responds to voice commands and can handle multiple functions including finding destinations, your...
Nio ES8 electric SUV sales begin in China with Tesla-rivaling specs
Nio, nee NextEV, launched its first production car for the masses this month with the ES8 electric SUV. With the vehicle's launch, Nio seems poised as a true threat to Tesla in China, where the Silicon Valley automaker's cars are not eligible for government subsidies and incentives because they're...Sean Szymkowski
Nio ES8 is first mainstream model from electric car startup
Nio only appeared on the scene last fall but the electric car startup is already introducing its second model. The latest addition to the lineup is the NS8, a seven-seat SUV that for now has only been confirmed for sale in Nio’s home market of China. The vehicle was unveiled on Wednesday at...Viknesh Vijayenthiran