Published on December 30th, 2022 | by Subhash Nair0
NIO EC7 Revealed – Most Aerodynamic SUV In The World
The NIO EC7 has a low drag coefficient and is a flagship coupé electric SUV from China.
Just after winning Car Of The Year in Sweden for the ET7, Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer NIO has shown their flagship SUV coupé, the EC7. The EC7 is an electric coupé SUV that is built on the company’s second-generation platform.
This mid-to-large sized flagship product comes with loads of premium features such as intelligent air suspension, a high-performance and high-efficiency drive platform, a combination of a 300 kW induction motor and a 180kW permanent magnet motor. Combined, these two motors give the NIO EC7 a 0-100km/h time of 3.8 seconds and up to 940km of range (CLTC cycle). Stopping power is also pretty great. 100-0km/h in 33.9 meters!
Part of the EC7’s great range is of course it’s larger than industry standard 150kWh battery pack option. There are smaller battery pack options – 75kWh and 100kWh that bring the range under 500km. However, the company is also saying that the EC7 has a drag coefficient of just 0.23 according to NIIO, making it the most aerodynamic SUV in the world. This low number is achieved in part with an active adjustable rear wing.
The EC7’s panoramic glass roof is made of double-layer sound and heat insulation glass with an area of 1.94 square meters. The third-generation flexible electrochromic (EC) technology enables five levels of adjustable transmittance to allow natural light to sprinkle into the car with extreme transparency or fully protect privacy when necessary.
The NIO EC7 has also loads of equipment to boast. The 1.94m2 two layer panoramic glass roof is sound and heat insulated with electrochromic technology for five light transmittance levels. The car comes with a panoramic digital cockpit with an AI assistant, Dolby Atmos panoramic sound technology, a 12.8″ AMOLED control screen, and AR and VT devices for the rear occupants.
The EC7 also gets ADB intelligent multi-beam headlights that can project patterns or animations, has automatic glare reduction, high-beam evasion and can emit alerting beams in sync with the Advanced Driver Assist System (ADAS). Speaking of the ADAS, the NIO EC7 gets 33 sensors including LiDAR and cameras with the company’s ‘Banyan’ intelligent system and 4 Nvidia Orin X chips.
The EC7 will benefit from ‘power swap stations’, allowing users to do automated battery swaps on certain long-distance journeys instead of stopping to charge their vehicles. This service is limited to certain Chinese highways.
The EC7 is priced at RMB 488,000 (RM309,410) with the 75kWh battery, RMB 546,000 (RM346,180) for the 100kWh battery or can be purchased at RMB 418,000 (RM265,030) with the battery being leased. Conversions are based on today’s rates. The car will go on sale in China in May 2023.