NextEV’s NIO EP9 generates 1,342-horsepower from its four electric motors and, it managed to lap the Circuit of the Americas Track in just 2 minutes and 11.30 seconds, while reaching a top speed of 170 mph, setting a new world record. The company says it’s capable of topping 194 miles per hour and has a range of 265 miles. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
“At NIO, we are all about raising the bar for the entire automotive industry. Breaking records with the NIO EP9 demonstrates our automotive and technology expertise to be a leader in the global market. Our Silicon Valley team brings together the best talent from automotive and software domains, which helped us achieve this remarkable result in an incredibly short time. Our goal is to be the best next generation car company, by delivering autonomous vehicles with amazing experiences for people all over the world,” said NIO chief executive Padmasree Warrior.