Chinese EV maker launches Tesla SUV rival

Nio’s ES7 sports activities utility vehicle adds another competitor to Tesla’s Model X and Product Y in China.

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Nio on Wednesday launched the ES7 sports utility vehicle as competition with Tesla intensifies in China.

The ES7 adds another competitor to Tesla’s Product Y and Product X in China as the level of competition in the electrical SUV place ramps up.

Nio is trying to differentiate its electric SUV by highlighting the technology capabilities of the automobile.

This includes Nio Autonomous Driving, the company’s system that powers some semi-autonomous driving characteristics.

The company also highlighted its infotainment system which includes a 23-speaker encompass-audio configuration in the car.

Nio’s ES7 comes in three different range capabilities depending on the battery size — 485 kilometers, 620 kilometers and 930 kilometers.

The ES7 with the 485-kilometer range starts from 468,000 Chinese yuan ($69,693) prior to subsidies. The longest range version starts at 526,000 yuan just before subsidies.

Pre-orders have begun with deliveries expected to begin in August.

Shares of Nio ended up up additional than 4% on Wednesday.

Nio said the ES7 is one of the first certified passenger cars in China to be able to tow a caravan or trailer.

Nio and its friends have been having difficulties with existing source chain disruption that has been worsened by a resurgence of Covid-19 in China and subsequent lockdowns in and all-around vital production hubs in the nation.

The company claimed a increase in very first-quarter revenue however its loss widened. While production was hampered in April and May possibly, the company’s second-quarter delivery outlook suggests a bounce back again in June.

Tesla in the meantime has also been battling with generation at its essential China manufacturing unit in Shanghai, which has been gripped by a specifically prolonged lockdown.