Jul 04, 2023

On June 28, NIO announced that it officially started delivering the next-generation ES8 flagship mid-to-large-size electric SUV in multiple Chinese cities. The vehicle is available in three models, with prices ranging from CNY 498,000 to CNY 598,000.
Based on a next-generation high-efficiency electric drive platform, the next-generation ES8 is equipped with dual motors (180kW for the front one and 300kW for the rear one), with a maximum total output power of 480kW, a peak total output torque of 850Nm, a minimum 0 to 100km/h acceleration time of 4.1 seconds, and an intelligent 4WD layout. The vehicle is available in a 75kWh, 100kWh, or 150kWh battery pack, with a maximum combined range of 465km, 605km, and 900km under the CLTC standard, respectively.
The next-generation ES8 is equipped with the Aquila super perception system and the Adam super computing platform, and comes standard with a 12.8-inch AMOLED center console display screen, a new 16.3-inch head-up display, and 23 safety and driving assistance functions. Some models are equipped with an intelligent automotive fridge.
The next-generation ES8 adopts a double-shoulder-line design, intelligent multi-beam headlights, flatter window sides, and illumiBlade taillights, with a full and mighty vehicle body. The vehicle measures 5,099mm long, 1,989mm wide, and 1,750mm high, with a wheelbase of 3,070mm.

From NIO press releases 1/2, the webpage of the ES8, and information on the NIO website

Apr 26, 2023

On April 19, at the Auto Shanghai 2023 event, NIO debuted and started accepting pre-orders for the next-generation ES6, with official launch and delivery in late-May. Concurrently, the company officially launched and started accepting pre-orders for the 2023 ET7 flagship intelligent electric sedan, which is available in three models, with prices ranging from CNY 458,000 to CNY 536,000 and delivery to start in mid-May.
Positioned as a high-end midsize electric SUV, the next-generation ES6 adopts NIO’s latest design language that is both dynamic and pure, with Double Dash daytime running lights, LED matrix headlights, and illumiBlade taillights, presenting delicacy and a strong sense of technology. The vehicle features the NIO Aquila system with a watchtower sensor layout and a large 201-inch AR display screen, and realizes electric angle adjustment and a flexible 4:2:4 arrangement for the rear seats.
Also unveiled at the event were the NIO EP9 battery electric supercar and five latest models equipped with NIO’s 2nd-generation intelligent system that include the ET7, the ES7, the ET5, the EC7 flagship intelligent electric coupe SUV to be available for delivery, and the new ES8 flagship intelligent electric SUV for all scenarios.
From a NIO official website press release, NIO official WeChat account press releases 1/2/3, and an English press release

Jan 09, 2023

Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd. (Mobileye) announced that it has passed TÜV SÜD’s AV-Permit process to operate its autonomous vehicle (AV) technology on German streets. This permit paves the way for Mobileye to extend the pilot phase in Germany and operate Mobileye Drive-equipped NIO ES8 vehicles locally. In 2021, Mobileye selected NIO’s ES8 as the vehicle platform for Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) offerings underway with various partners in Munich and Darmstadt, as well as in other projects around Europe. The vehicles are planned to be used in a robotaxi service as well as in the integration of on-demand shuttles into local public transport in Germany. The pilot stage for these services will accelerate throughout 2023 following the regulations of the European Union and German authorities for safe AV testing and deployment in 2022. Developed with a broad range of sensors and Mobileye Drive for a defined operational design domain (ODD), the NIO ES8 owns a set of 13 cameras, 6 surround radars, and 3 long-range and 6 short-range surround lidars giving the self-driving vehicle redundant sensing capabilities. The EyeQ System-on-Chip (SoC) delivers the necessary computing power to process real-world data and make use of Mobileye’s Road Experience Management (REM), AV maps, and Responsibility-Sensitive Safety (RSS). (From a press release dated January 4, 2023)

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