Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd. (Mobileye) announced that NIO ES8 autonomous vehicle equipped with Mobileye Drive has begun its testing in Detroit, Michigan, United States, marking the first time for its future Level 4 self-driving solution to hit U.S. roads. Mobileye Drive system benefits from Mobileye innovations, including True Redundancy sensing, Road Experience Management (REM) crowdsourced mapping, and Responsibility-Sensitive Safety (RSS) driving policy. Mobileye Drive employs both – a 360-degree suite of advanced sensing technology containing 11 cameras, 6 radars, 3 long-range lidars, and 6 short-range lidars – all powered by its EyeQ chips. The test will help Mobileye study some unique local roadway characteristics (like “Michigan lefts”) to further verify its capabilities. In addition, fleets of this vehicle will form the basis of the robotaxi services Mobileye is preparing to launch in the coming months with its partners in Germany and Israel. (From a press release dated September 7, 2022)
On July 4, 2022, NIO Inc. (NIO) announced that at the NIO power exchange station at Shanghai Hongqiao VEG Micro Creative Park, an ES8 marked the 10 millionth battery swap in NIO’s history. NIO’s Power Swap stations perform more than 30,000 swaps per day. Every 2.8 seconds, one NIO car departs a Power Swap station with a full charge.
As of June 28, NIO has built 997 NIO Power Swap stations around the world, and that number will reach 1,000 soon. NIO already began operation of NIO Power Swap Station 2.0.
From NIO’s WeChat platform press release and multiple sources
On June 15, NIO Inc. (NIO) launched the ES7. It is priced between CNY 468,000 and CNY 526,000. If BaaS (Battery as a Service) is adopted, the starting price is CNY 398,000.
The ES7 is built on the NT 2.0 Platform. Its front adopts the X-Bar family-style design, coupled with an active air intake grille and “AirWing” taillights.
The vehicle measures 4,912mm long, 1,987mm wide and 1,720mm high, with a wheelbase of 2,960mm. It is positioned as a smart electric mid-to-large SUV.
The vehicle adopts a dual-motor, four-wheel drive (4WD) layout. The front permanent magnet motor has a maximum power of 180kW, while the rear induction motor has a maximum power of 300kW. The vehicle delivers a maximum power of 480kW and a peak torque of 850Nm. It can accelerate to 100km/h in 3.9 seconds. The battery installed is 75kWh for the regular range version and 100kWh for the long range version. According to the CLTC (China light duty vehicle test cycle), the regular range version supports a range of 485km, while the long range version supports a range of 620km. In addition, an ultralong range battery is available, having a capacity of 150kWh and supporting a CLTC range of up to 930km.
Features such as PanoCinema digital cockpit system adopting AR/VR technology, 360-degree panoramic imaging system, Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), and Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control (i-ACC) are available.
From an NIO press release and information on NIO website