All versions of the NIO ES7 are equipped with dual motors, including a front permanent magnet synchronous motor with a peak power of 180 kW and a rear asynchronous motor with a peak power of 300 kW.
The 70-kWh battery pack gives 440 km of range, the 75-kWh package gives 485 km and 450 km of range, and the 100-kWh package provides 620 km and 575 km of range, respectively.
With a 75kWh battery, the ES7 starts from 468,000 yuan ($69,620) before subsidies. With a 100kWh battery, the price is 526,000 yuan ($78,250) before subsidies. For the ES7 Premier Edition, the price is 528,000 yuan ($78,550) before subsidies. With BaaS, the pre-subsidy price starts from 398,000 yuan ($59,210).
From the exterior, the NIO ES7 still adopts the design language of the NIO X-Bar family. It features a closed grille to show the essence of its all-electric vehicle. The concave body panels not only reflect the simple front design, but also help the vehicle to be more aerodynamic. At the bottom, there is an A-shaped air duct combined with a silver skid plate. The dual-beam LED headlights echo with the double-dash daytime running lights.
At the rear, a scratched rear windshield accentuates the vehicle’s sporty demeanor, and a long rear spoiler can help generate downforce as air passes through it. The taillight cluster also adopts a trendy design that makes a slim light strip run along the length of the SUV.
The interior of the NIO ES7 looks similar to the ET7, the first production model to be built on the NT2.0 platform. In the ‘PanoCinema’ digital cockpit, such flaws can be seen, including a bridge-type center console, a flat-bottom steering wheel and two freestanding displays – a compact instrument cluster in landscape orientation and a large center screen in portrait orientation.
“NIO Digital System for Evolving Smart Technology” also made its debut. This includes smart hardware, computing platforms, operating systems, smart algorithms, and smart applications. NIO Aquila Super Sensing and NIO Adam Super Computing represent smart hardware and computing platforms. In addition, the NIO ES7 comes with the latest NIO Autonomous Driving.
For power performance, the NIO ES7 inherits the second generation high efficiency e-drive platform with SiC power module. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h can be done in 3.9 seconds and braking from 100 to 0 km/h is 33.9 meters. The ES7’s coefficient of drag can be as low as 0.263.
The CLTC ES7’s range is up to 485 km with the 75 kWh Standard Range Battery, 620 km with the 100 kWh Long Range Battery and over 850 km with the 150 kWh Ultralong Range Battery.
The ES7 is one of the first certified passenger vehicles in China that can tow a caravan or trailer. It can supply power to towed equipment.
At the launch ceremony, NIO also unveiled the 2022 ES8, ES6, and EC6 equipped with NIO’s Alder Digital System.
According to NIO, upgrades to the three existing models include the Digital Cockpit Controller, sensor hardware with enhanced compute/sensing capabilities, and greater flexibility for future functionality.
NIO also announced the launch of the ES8 Landmark Edition Pilot with a six-seat layout and an exclusive design package.