Tesla inspired everyone and more companies are trying to build an electric vehicle. One of the most recent brands who wants to be a statement in this zero emission market is NextEV, a brand based in England. The most recent project of the newly founded brand is an electric supercar, called NIO EP9, a brand new vehicle, capable of setting world records.
The NIO EP9 has achieved a new lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschliefe. On October 12th 2016, the EP9 lapped the 20.8km ‘Green Hell’ in 7m 05.12s, beating the previous EV lap record held, marking it out as the fastest electric car in the world.
Additionally, on November 4th, it smashed the EV record at Circuit Paul Ricard in France, recording a time of 1m 52.78s, eclipsing the previous record of 2m 40s.
With four inboard motors and four individual gearboxes, the EP9 delivers 1-MegaWatt of power, equivalent to 1,360 hp. The EP9 accelerates from 0 to 200 kph in 7.1 seconds and has a top speed of 313 kph. With an interchangeable battery system, the EP9 is designed to be charged in 45 minutes and has a range of 427 kilometres.
The carbon cockpit and chassis embodies a new approach to performance vehicle design to handle the physical demands of a car with 3G cornering capabilities, with added structural solidity and aero efficiency. The EP9 is capable of achieving 24,000 Newtons of downforce at 240kph.