Shanghai (Gasgoo)- Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker NIO has a crossover with Razer, a world’s leading gaming brand, to co-launch the NIO ES6's special edition—the “Night Explorer”—at the 2019 ChinaJoy (China Digital Entertainment Expo & Conference) kicking off on August 2, the startup said via its WeChat account.
(Photo source: NIO's WeChat account)
Compared with the existing ES6, the special edition features some nuances in exterior color, according to the trailer released by NIO. For instance, the new version adopts fluorescent green, the color of Razer's icon, at the front face. Besides, the charcoal black body and green calipers could also be seen from the teaser film.
As the startup's second mass-produced BEV, the NIO ES6 made its world premiere at the annual NIO Day 2018 in last December with the Standard and Performance Versions priced at RMB358,000 and RMB398,000 respectively before subsidy.
On May 28, 2019, the NIO ES6 officially rolled off the production line at the JAC NIO Advanced Manufacturing Center. Then, NIO began the delivery of the 5-seater electric SUV, to its users on June 18. NIO ES6 Premier Edition vehicles were handed over to users in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou on the same day.
(Photo source: NIO)
The ES6 displays a high resemblance of the NIO ES8, while the more compact size and many nuances make it look more aggressive. There are 7 colors of car body offered to consumers, namely, sky blue, cloud white, stratosphere blue, mars red, misty green, star gray and deep black.
The vehicle measures 4,850mm long and 1,965mm wide with a wheelbase length of 2,900mm, which offers a dynamic and comfortable mobile living space. It uses microfiber suede car roof for the first time. Featuring the three-spoke sports steering wheel and one-piece sports seat, it creates a driving space with enduring stamina, said the startup.
According to NIO, the ES6 is the world's first SUV that uses an electric all-wheel driving system consisting of a PM motor and an IM Motor. The 160kW PM motor is responsible for medium and low speed daily driving while 240kW induction motor offers great acceleration performance and high speed, producing up to 15,000 rpm per minute. With an optional new 84kWh LC battery pack, the new SUV can show a NEDC-rated range up to 510km. It only takes 4.7 seconds for it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h.
For the month of June, consumers purchased the mandatory liability insurance for traffic accidents of motor vehicles (MLI) for a total of 9,162 vehicles made by Chinese startups, according to data released by the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC). Of that, the number of insured ES6 reached 362 units, ranking 5th among all startup's models delivered on the market.
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