NextEV just created inside its NIO brand, the fastest electric car tested in Nurburgring. Its name its EP9 and it has managed to complete the north loop of the legendary race in a stratospheric 7:05.120.
Like the Koenigsegg One:1, it comes with one whole megawatt of power, which translates into 1,341bhp. You’ll know this is comfortably more than a Bugatti Veyron or LaFerrari.
That’s enough for 0-124mph in 7.1 seconds – quicker than a Mazda MX-5 will complete 0-62mph – while its top speed is 195mph, unusually high for an EV. It’s also the fastest EV around the Nürburgring, with a 7m05s lap time. We suspect that wasn’t a difficult record to claim.
The electric EP9 can be charged to full in 45 minutes (though its interchangeable battery system could allow the cells to be swapped out in just eight minutes) and it has a claimed range of 427km.
A carbon cockpit and chassis aims to cut weight, which is vital because, thanks to that battery supply, at 1,735kg the EP9 comes in almost 200kg heavier than a LaFerrari or a McLaren P1.