NIO ES8 launched at half the price of Tesla model X

The SUV also has world's first in-car AI system that interacts with people sitting in the car and makes a friend on the road. (Image source-nio.io) Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 19, 2017, 12.23 PM (IST)

Chinese automobile company NIO has officially launched its all-electronic dual-motor SUV called ES8.

The ES8, a spacious seven-seater SUV, was launched at the price of RMB (Renminbi) 448,000 (INR 43,45,801) - almost half the price at which other electric vehicles, including Tesla's Model X, are sold in China.

The car delivers 480 kilowatts of power and 840 Newton metres of torque.

The car delivers 480 kilowatts of power and 840 Newton meters of torque to all four wheels. (Image source-nio.io) (Others)

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Another interesting thing about the car is its electronic powertrain enables it to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds.

The ES8 is equipped with 70-kilowatt-hour liquid-cooled battery pack comprised VDA square cell batteries which provide 2,000-charge lifecycle.

As per the reports the company will first finish a 3,000,000km road test before the vehicle start to deliver to its users. (Image source-nio.io) (Others)

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The ES8 is also the first car to have an all aluminum body with 21 active safety features.

As per the reports the company will first finish 3,000,000 km road test before it starts delivering the vehicle to its users.

The ES8 is also the first car to have an all aluminum body with 21 active safety features. (Image source-nio.io) (Others)

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The SUV also has world's first in-car AI system that interacts with people sitting in the car and makes a friend on the road.

The ES8 is powered by NIO power which allows it, user, to run 100 kilometers after charging for only ten minutes.