Tesla Model Y has a competitor from China

Tesla Model Y has a competitor from China

June 29, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The pre-production NIO EC6 is already off the assembly line. Representatives of the Chinese start-up are already getting ready to start mass production.

Chinese startup Nio will nevertheless become a serious player in the electric car market, despite the fact that many did not believe in its prospects. Recall that it was founded in 2014 and specializes in the development and production of premium class electric machines. The pre-production version of the compact crossover EC6 has already left the assembly line. The corresponding picture appeared on Monday, June 29, in one of the accounts of the social network Twitter.

Serial production is just around the corner – it is expected that the first copies can be shipped as early as September of this year. Given the complexity of the production of the electric car Tesla Model Y, it is possible that the Nio EC6 can demonstrate an excellent start to sales in China. The electric car will be offered in two trim levels – Standart and Performance. The basic version will receive a 430-horsepower engine and a battery of 70 kW * h. And the Performance equipment will be equipped with an engine with a power of 522 hp and battery for 100 kWh.

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Under ideal conditions, the power reserve of such a car in the NEDC cycle is 613 km. However, with a more realistic approach, it will be at the level of 450-500 km of track without recharging.

The Nio EC6’s speakers are astounding – in the basic version, the car picks up the first 100 km / h in 5.6 seconds, and in the maximum configuration it only takes 4.7 seconds.