Nio has unveiled right this moment a 100 kWh battery pack with a cell-to-pack design, much like what Tesla not too long ago introduced at battery day.
The automaker goes to allow present homeowners to improve their battery pack — one thing fairly uncommon within the trade.
Beforehand, Nio was providing its electrical autos with a 70 kWh or 84 kWh battery pack leading to 410 to 510 km (255 to 317 miles) within the ES6 electrical SUV.
Now they’re unveiling a brand new 100 kWh battery pack with a brand new “cell-to-pack” design.
That’s an power capability that beforehand solely Tesla achieved in passenger electrical autos.
Nio says that the brand new pack goes to allow 615 km (382 miles) of vary on a single cost:
“NIO has all the time been dedicated to the R&D and innovation in battery know-how. With over 300 patents filed and gained, the 100 kWh battery options the CTP (cell to pack) know-how, realizing 37% greater power density. Powered by the 100 kWh battery, the NEDC vary of NIO fashions can now attain as much as 615 km. The superb efficiency of the 100 kWh battery is underpinned by 4 technological enhancements: higher thermal runaway administration due to the thermal propagation prevention design; the extremely built-in design that streamlines the manufacturing by 40% and improves area utilization by 19.8%; the all-climate thermal administration that improves the efficiency and extends the lifetime of the battery; and the end-cloud bi-directional communication BMS that helps good parameter changes primarily based on work circumstances to enhance the battery’s efficiency underneath all circumstances.”
Nio won’t solely provide the 100 kWh battery pack in new vehicles, that are going to be obtainable for pre-order on November 7, however they may also let present homeowners of vehicles with 70 kWh battery packs improve.
That’s one thing that can make different EV homeowners envious.
Many Nissan Leaf homeowners have been asking for battery pack upgrades, however the Japanese automaker has been making it onerous for individuals to improve.
Nio didn’t launch the worth of a direct improve, however they are saying that homeowners can even purchase a brand new battery pack as a service subscription — one thing that they not too long ago launched:
“Customers of the 70 kWh battery can select to both buy the brand new battery for a everlasting improve, or flexibly improve to it for RMB 880 per thirty days or RMB 7,980 per yr.”
That’s the equal to $133 USD per thirty days or $1,200 per yr to make use of the 100 kWh battery pack.
Nio provides some benefits to not proudly owning your battery packs — like the usage of battery swap stations.
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