NIO announced its color of the year, Arctic Green, at the Shanghai Auto Show in late April and said that it will be available for the ET7, EC6 and ES6, with the ES8 being excluded.

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While announcing a new 75-kWh hybrid battery pack on Thursday, NIO also tweaked the ES8 SUV's color options.

The company's 2021 color of the year, Arctic Green, released in late April, is finally available on the ES8 for an additional RMB 10,000 ($1,550), with deliveries expected to begin in November.

At the same time, the Star Blue and Nebula Purple colors previously offered on the ES8 and ES6 models are no longer available.

Information on the ES8's reservation page shows that the base price for the model includes Cloud White, Deep Sky Black, Star Gray, and Aurora Brown options, with two additional color choices - Antarctic Star Blue and Arctic Green - for an additional RMB 10,000.

NIO's color of the year, Arctic Green, finally available on ES8-CnEVPost

NIO unveiled the 2021 color scheme Arctic Green at the Shanghai Auto Show, which opened on April 19, and announced that it will be applied to the ET7, EC6, and ES6, with the ES8 being excluded.

Arctic Green for NIO EC6 and ES6 was the first to be opened for optional choices at a price of RMB 10,000.

NIO said the colors of its vehicles are inspired by the colors in the sky, and in determining the color scheme of the year, designers set their sights on the night sky of Tromso, Norway.

The designers applied the green from the Aurora Borealis to the color scheme of the vehicle exterior, NIO said at the time.

In addition to the color option tweaks, NIO also removed the ES8's Sport Gray leather interior and Sport Gray Nappa interior trim.

NIO is also offering a new orange caliper option for the ES8, ES6, and EC6 for RMB 3,500.

These new options, like the 75-kWh battery, are all expected to be available for delivery starting in November.

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