Does the name NIO not immediately ring a bell? Logical. NIO is a new Chinese player in the electric vehicle market. And not just any old one: together with BYD, they could well break into the automotive landscape. After all, NIO does not belong to any of the big automotive groups like SAIC, BYD, Geely either.
Founded on 25 November 2014, NIO is a global company that designs, develops and builds smart and powerful electric cars. NIO's mission is 'To Shape a Joyful Lifestyle' for its users and it does so through thoughtful design, great services and advanced technology. Under the slogan 'Blue Sky Coming', NIO describes this guiding philosophy for a brighter, positive and more sustainable future. NIO's logo conveys these values: Sky > Vision : Earth > Action. Meanwhile, NIO is active in 6 countries and by 2025 they want to be active in 25 countries. An ambitious plan.
What does NIO have to offer? Meanwhile, there are 5 models available notably the ET7 and ET5, the sedans, the ET5T, a touring version which you rarely come across in the EV landscape, and the SUVs notably the EL6 and the EL7.
Today, NIO is not yet present in Belgium. So we headed to the Netherlands to get acquainted with the NIO ET5. And we got to test drive it for a week. As always, we focus on consumption and driving range.
- Number of seats 5
- Mass in running order 2.215 kg
- Warrenty (basic) 60 months/160.000 km
- BaaS (Battery as a service) - Battery renting/leasing via subscription
- Tow Hitch Possible yes (Towing Weight Braked 1.400 kg)
- BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle)
- Battery type Lithium-ion
- 75,0 kWh Battery capacity (70,5 kWh usable)
- Power 360 kW (489 hp)
- 700 Nm torque
- EV Dedicated Platform NIO ET2
Consumption/driving range (WLTP)
- Combined consumption 16,2 kWh/100 km
- Combined driving range 456 km
- Driving range city Not available
- Onboard charger 11 kW
- Port Location leftside rear
- Charge Power AC 11 kW
- Fastcharge Power 140 kW max.
- AC : two charges
- DC : one charge
- Battery swap: one
- On-Route Battery Warmup - warming up the battery on the move yes
Test track (102,9 km)
- Non-urban (42 km) 11,5 kWh/100 km
- Highway (39,9 km) 12,2 kWh/100 km
- City (21 km) 13,4 kWh/100 km
- Combined 12,4 kWh/100 km
Test results (831 km)
- Non-urban 13,6 kWh/10 km
- Highway 14,2 kWh/100 km
- Urban 14,8 kWh/100 km
- Mix 13,7 kWh/100 km
- Combined 14,0 kWh/100 km