It seems that Chinese automakers are leaving no stone unturned when it comes to electric vehicles. One of them is NIO, who unveiled its 7-seater SUV ES8 especially for China. The delivery of the NIO ES8 SUV will commence from the year 2018 and will be produced alongside EP9 Electric supercar. The body and chassis of the NIO ES8 SUV is made completely from aluminum. The length of the SUV is 196 inches whereas wheelbase is over 118 inches. The wide wheelbase makes the car spacious and has 2-3-2 seating arrangement.
The interior of the NIO ES8 SUV consist of large center console which comprises of tablet type display, fully digital gauge cluster and two bespoke steering wheel. Black and white contrasting elements gives it an elegant look. NIO hasn’t disclosed the drivetrain that will power this electric car, but they disclose few things. One of them is that it will have electric motor at front and rear along with advance air suspension system. At the unveiling of the NIO ES8 SUV, its Chairman and Founder William Li said that the 7-seater SUV shows their vision, technical and manufacturing capabilities.
In NIO ES8 SUV, batteries can be swapped to address the issue of charging time. Tesla used to have the same feature. The aesthetic of the NIO ES8 SUV is similar to that of EP9 supercar, especially the rear end. The headlights looks inspired from Citroën C4 Cactus, but looks unique and fresh. Character lines above front and rear wheel arches will make this SUV formidable on road. ES8 SUV shows how the electric vehicle market is evolving and how fast.