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Is EF9 the big surprise waiting at Nio Day 2021? [Update]

As per the site of the China National Intellectual Property Administration, electrical carmaker Nio has actually registered the hallmark for ‘EF9.’ While there is no details about the body design of the Nio EF9 and a registration certificate is not a substantiation of desired use in an upcoming model, ElectricVehicleWeb takes a calculated guess that it could be Nio’s long-rumored sports car, which might see its reveal at the Nio Day 2021.

Nio ET7 front quarters unveiled at Nio Day
Nio Day 2020, which was held in January this year, saw the reveal of the Nio ET7. Nio Day 2021 is anticipated to host the best of the smaller, 2nd sedan, besides brand-new surprises. Image: Nio.

Electric automobile enthusiasts are well aware of the Nio Day yearly event, which garners comparable excitement levels as Tesla’s Battery Day. The business pushed the Nio Day 2020 event to this year (kept in January 2021), where the Nio ET7 was unveiled. Nio Day 2021 is not that far now, as described later in the story. Nio has confirmed that the next launch from the company is another sedan.

As per Nio’s naming technique, the ETs are reserved for sedans, ESs for SUVs, and ECs for coupe/coupe SUVs, whereas the numbers suggest the hierarchy of the model within the range. The ‘9’ in the Nio EF9 certainly highlights high-end tech and performance for the upcoming model, which and could have the Tesla Roadster’s performance figures as a criteria.

Nio EP9 convertible patent image
Nio has filed a patent application to safeguard the style of a Nio EP9 convertible, according to a CnEVPost report. Image Source: CnEVPost

There are reports that the Nio EF9 might be the convertible variation of the Nio EP9. The latter was the world’s fastest electrical cars and truck when it broke cover in November2016 With a lap time of 7 minutes 5.12 seconds, it was the fastest EV on the Nurburgring Nordschliefe. With an output of 1,360 PS, the EP9 can accelerate from naught to 200 km/h in 7.1 seconds and obtain a leading speed of 313 km/h. It has a swappable battery system, and it can take a trip as much as 427 km on a full charge.

Whatever the final appearance and style, the Nio EF9 could sport the ultra-high density solid-state battery cells, which by the way was revealed at the Nio Day 2020 this year. These cells assure a density of as much as 360 Wh/kg and were validated to reach clients by the 4th quarter of2022 Existing Nio users can switch their battery packs with a 150 kWh solid-state cell, which brings with it range improvements up to 910 km on the EC6, and 1,000 km on the just recently revealed ET7 which will at first retail with 70 kWh or 100 kWh battery loads.

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Nio 150kWh solid state battery
Nio Day 2021 is anticipated to toss more light on the 150 kWh solid-state battery cell, specifically, if the production will be from Solid State Lion. Image: Nio.

These solid-state cells boast brand-new technologies consisting of Nickel-Ultrarich Cathode and Silicon Carbide (SiC) Composite Anode. Surprisingly, reports hypothesize that these high-end batteries will not be made by recognized gamer CATL, rather a brand-new business called Solid State Lion will be manufacturing them. Comparable to the EF9, there is little info offered on Solid State Lion, other than the truth that it is connected to the Institute of Physics at the Chinese Academy of Science.

We will carefully follow the Nio EF9, however it’s clear that the anticipation for Nio Day 2021 has started.

Nio ET5 premiere

On 6 September 2021, autohome.com.cn stated in a report that a brand-new sedan called ‘Nio ET5’ will debut at Nio Day2021 Throughout the Q3 2021 profits conference call on 9 November 2021, William Bin Li, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Nio, said that the business is establishing 2 new products on Nio innovation platform 2.0 and anticipates to begin client shipments in H22022 The company will share product details at Nio Day 2021, Bin Li included.

The Nio ET5 is a mid-size sedan to take on the Tesla Model 3, the upcoming BMW 3 Series electric/BMW i3 Sedan (name TBA), and the Xpeng P5. Rumour has it the ET5 sedan will determine in between 4,800 and 4,900 mm in length, with a 2,800 -2,900 mm wheelbase.

Bin Li had actually stated throughout the business’s Q3 2020 revenues teleconference last year that the business plans to introduce two sedans back-to-back, the very first among which ended up being the Nio ET7.

For the next product that we’re going to launch is going to be a sedan on the NP 2.0 platform. It means that we’re going to go into the sedan market. At the very same time, we’re likewise developing other vehicle models. The second brand-new product in the pipeline is likewise going to be a sedan.

William Bin Li, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Nio (Q3 2020 revenues conference call)

In addition to revealing the ET5 or an ET5 concept, Nio could deliver the first systems of the ET7 to clients at the Nio Day 2021 occasion.

Nio Day 2021 to be kept in Suzhou

The Nio Day 2021 event will happen on 18 December2021 Nio has actually picked Suzhou as the city where it plans to perform this year’s Nio Day event, and more particularly the Suzhou Olympic Sports Centre as the place.

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In June 2021, local Nio clubs made applications for having the Nio Day 2021 in their city. The candidate cities were needed to offer an indoor place with a capacity of at least 8,000 people. Furthermore, the area required to be available for ten consecutive days in between the mentioned dates. Another basic requirement was that the applicant city should not have actually hosted a Nio Day event in the previous 8 years.

On 25 July 2021, Nio revealed that it prepares to hold Nio Day 2021 in Suzhou, which received 30,971,620 or 49.3% of the votes prior to the voting ended at 23: 00 hours a day ago. The occasion has actually gone into the preparatory and execution stage with immediate result, Nio stated in a statement. The business likewise launched a photo saying “See you in Suzhou” in Chinese (” 苏州见”), which you can view in the story’s featured image. Suzhou is a city situated in the west of Shanghai in the Jiangsu Province.

Nio ES6 Suzhou Nio battery swap station
A Nio ES6 parked outside a Nio battery swap station situated in Suzhou, China. Image Source: Weibo/ Nio

Nio production ramp-up

Every Nio takes birth in Hefei, the capital and biggest city of China’s Anhui Province. A JAC-Nio joint endeavor plant began production of Nio EVs on 27 May 2018, and it will continue as the sole production site for the foreseeable future. On 24 May 2021, Nio revealed that JAC plans to broaden the annual production capacity to 240,000 systems to fulfill the growing demand.

In the first 3 quarters of 2021, Nio provided 66,395 EVs. In the first month of the year’s final quarter, the company delivered 3,667 EVs, marking a year-over-year decrease of 27.5%. The business said that the slowdown in production because of the restructuring and upgrades of manufacturing lines and the preparation of brand-new model launches in between 28 September 2021 and 15 October 2021 affected the shipment. There were some supply chain problems. The business developed an all-time record for new orders that month due to increasing user need.

Featured Image Source: Weibo/ Nio