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NIO EP9 Electric Car

Electric Vehicle startup NIO which has the strong U.S. and Chinese roots has become the most exciting startup as Tesla becomes a more mature company. This company led by former CISCO top honcho Padmasree Warrior has raised $600 million to become the most well-funded startup in the autonomous EV space. The company plans to launch EVs using its autonomous platform as soon as 2020, which will be powered by voice-activated AI “digital companion” known as NOMI.  The company has a vision of only running autonomous Electric Vehicles and wants to make the 8 billion hours that U.S. commuters spend driving, an enjoyable carefree time.

“In 2015, commuters in the US spent over 8 billion hours in their cars commuting. NIO’s autonomous electric cars will make your journey safe, productive, and enjoyable. Our cars will be your companion and will know your needs, they will be a welcoming living space that moves you. We look forward to producing the first of the next generation of cars for the US consumer. We know you will be delighted by NIO.”

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The company’s vision is to transform your car into an extension of your home where you can relax and listen to music while its technology moves you smoothly from one point to another. The company says that its ‘NIO EP9’ is the fastest electric car in the world and can achieve a top speed of 313 km/h (194 mph).

“The EP9 features a visionary integrated e-control structure and sensor system layout, which could fit the latest autonomous driving technology. Additionally, it utilises our intelligent, user-friendly interactional design concept, which provides a joyful experience for users with digital interaction and instant sharing.”

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Sneha Shah

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  1. praveen toppo

    Whats the estimated cost of electric car?

  2. Sneha Shah

    Dear Praveen,

    Currently the price ranges from around INR 5 lacs to INR 2 crores.