NIO’s annual user gathering, NIO Day, returned in 2023 with a bang, unveiling the highly anticipated ET9 electric executive flagship in Xi’an, China. The event, themed “A New Journey,” celebrated the brand’s dedication to user experience and showcased its latest innovations.
ET9: A Pinnacle of Smart EV Technology
The ET9 isn’t just another luxury car; it’s a technological marvel brimming with over 100 NIO full-stack technologies, including 17 world-firsts and 52 leading advancements. This flagship sedan boasts a stunning exterior, a spacious and immersive interior, efficient recharging capabilities, and cutting-edge smart features, all designed to cater to the needs of discerning high-end business users.
Reshaping Executive Flagship Presence
With its imposing stance, ample cabin space, and innovative “Sky Island” and “Executive Bridge” layouts, the ET9 redefines executive comfort. The rear seats offer a first-class experience with 360-degree adjustable tray tables, 24 patented comfort technologies, and one-click activation for reclining, leg support, and sunshades.
The ET9 shines when it comes to technology. It boasts China’s first Full-Domain 900V Architecture, enabling 600kW peak charging power and 255km range extension in just 5 minutes. Its self-developed intelligent system, powered by the Adam 2.0 super computing platform, handles various functions like intelligent driving, digital cockpit, and chassis control. The NX9031, NIO‘s first 5nm automotive-grade chip for AD, further strengthens the ET9’s capabilities.
Safety at the Forefront
Safety is paramount for the ET9. Its torsional stiffness of 52,600Nm/deg and advanced sensing units provide a robust foundation. Inspired by aviation standards, the ET9 features safety redundancy in seven key systems, setting the global benchmark for executive flagships.
Pre-Order Now, Deliveries in 2025
The ET9 is available for pre-order in China, with deliveries slated for the first quarter of 2025. This flagship sedan marks a significant leap for NIO and sets the stage for an exciting future in the premium smart EV market.
Beyond the Car: NIO Day Highlights
NIO Day 2023 wasn’t just about the ET9. The event also saw the launch of the fourth-generation NIO Power Swap Stations (PSS 4.0) and the 640kW Liquid Cooled Power Charger. PSS 4.0 streamlines battery swapping with reduced wait times and multi-brand compatibility. Additionally, NIO and NIO Users Trust announced a collaboration with China Charity Federation to launch NIO Climate Action, a RMB 50 million initiative to address climate change concerns.
A Celebration of Community and Innovation
NIO Day 2023 was a resounding success, showcasing the brand’s commitment to user experience, technological advancement, and social responsibility. With the ET9 and its other innovations, NIO is poised to lead the charge in the future of sustainable mobility.