Nio ES8 Review

By Mark Andrews

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03/11/2018

The all-electric Nio ES8 SUV is currently only available in China, but could its innovative switchable batteries be a real EV game-changer?
Nio grabbed the headlines in September when it listed the company’s IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. The Tesla competitor is one of a raft of Chinese New Energy Vehicle (NEV) start-ups, and while most have no history of producing cars, Nio’s involvement in Formula E puts it well ahead of the pack. Things kicked off last year with the EP9 hypercar, which set a new production car lap record at the Nurburgring Nordschleife. But now the firm is concentrating on real-world models like its new ES8 – a Tesla-rivalling seven-seat SUV.

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Mark Andrews has written about everything from Japanese houses to heli hikes on New Zealand glaciers, test drives of Chinese cars to bar and restaurant reviews. He currently specialises in travel articles and reviews of Chinese cars plus articles about the Chinese auto industry.

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