Nio ET7 - battery not included

jack_christie

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The high-density, solid state batteries Nio (a Chinese automaker) debuted in their ET7 sedan are said to be the next step in EV technology. In this application, the Nio ET7 has a projected range of 621 miles with a massive 150-kWh battery pack.
The starting price for the all-electric Nio ET7 sedan will be about $58,378 (378,000 yuan). That price does not cover the battery. Basically, you’re stuck leasing one of two batteries. The leas prices start at $150 a month. If you want to purchase the ET7 with a paid-for battery, the base price is over $69,000. That battery pack pushes the purchase price to over $10,000.


 

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Ignoring the car I don't inherently disagree with the idea of leasing the battery pack, at least then nobody is under any illusions about what they're getting. As long as the lease price reflects a fair breakdown of the pack's price over its lifespan. With these numbers it would work out at a 6 year life expectancy, which seems reasonable enough.

Works out better for those keeping the car for a shorter amount of time, in theory maybe the pack lease should start higher and drop as it ages. Dunno.
 

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I think this is the first solid state battery launch.


Toyota, VW, Tesla and others are promising something similar in a few years.


Wonder how long for a 200 kWh battery?
 

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VW promised 250kW in the ID.Buzz... But that car also has no steering wheel, so the odds anything comes of it are low.

Probably be five years before there is solid state volume

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