Including the battery, the new ES6 has a starting price of RMB 368,000 ($52,220) and the 150-kWh semi-solid-state battery pack will be available in July.
NIO (NYSE: NIO) held a launch event for the new ES6 in China today, and the following is a live text update from CnEVPost.
This post was continuously updated until the end of the launch, with the latest content at the top.
Including the battery, the starting price for the new ES6 with a 75-kWh pack is RMB 368,000 ($52,220) and the 100-kWh version is RMB426,000.
If consumers choose to purchase the new ES6 using NIO's BaaS (battery as a service) program, the car will start at RMB 298,000 and the monthly rental fee will be RMB 980 for the 75-kWh battery pack and RMB 1,680 for the 100-kWh battery pack.
NIO will open the City NAD function in a small scope in Shanghai in the near future.
The new ES6 comes standard with 23 safety and driver assistance features.
The new ES6 has a range of 490 km with the 75-kWh standard range battery pack and 625 km with a 100-kWh pack.
The new NIO ES6 can get a range of 930 km when equipped with the 150-kWh battery pack.
NIO's 150-kWh semi-solid-state battery pack will be available for use in July.
NIO develops these parts in-house because it can respond to user feedback more quickly.
The new ES6 is equipped with NIO's intelligent chassis controller, third generation continuous damping control system.
All of NIO's cars are built to the highest safety standards, said Li.
The new ES6 can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds under half-load conditions.
The new NIO ES6 is equipped with NIO's in-house developed high-performance 4-piston calipers, allowing the vehicle to brake from 100 km/h to stop in as short a distance as 34.5 meters.
The NIO ES6 will be known as the EL6 in Europe (because of the lawsuit by Audu).
The new NIO ES6 will be available in 10 exterior colors.
NIO invited several users to jointly present the new ES6 at the launch event, including an architect and an automotive media reporter, the first time it has done so for a new car launch.
William Li, Founder, Chairman and CEO of NIO, began his presentation.