NIO is the most successful electric vehicle startup its age so far. It has sold more than 50,000 vehicles and, ranked by plugin vehicle sales in the first half of 2020, it’s the 20th best selling brand in the world.
While the NIO ES8 more than carries its weight in its large, expensive vehicle class, the NIO ES6 is the more mass market vehicle that has NIO ranking so well in terms of overall unit sales. In the first half of the year, the ES6 accounted for 11,711 of NIO’s 14,169 sales, almost making it one of the 5 best selling electric vehicles in China.
That total also made the ES6 the 19th best selling plugin vehicle in the world in the first half of 2020, and the 16th best selling pure electric vehicle.
So, adding to our NIO and NIO ES8 resource pages, this page delves into everything you need to know about the ES6 (company webpage here).
NIO ES6 Specs
The ES6’s core specs are as follows:
- 4.7 seconds from 0–100 km/h
- 200 km/h top speed
- 470 km (292 mile) range (NEDC) with 70 kWh battery
- 510 km (319 mile) range (NEDC) with 84 kWh battery
- 610 km (379 mile) range (NEDC) with 100 kWh battery (new Long Range option)
- 2,900 mm (114 in) — wheelbase
- 4,850 mm (191 in) — body length
- 1,965 mm (77 in) — width
- 1,758 mm (69 in) — height
- Two 160kW permanent magnet motors on standard trim
- Front 160kW permanent magnet motor and rear 240kW induction motor on Premium Edition and Performance trims
Like its ES8 big brother, the ES6 can use thousands of NIO battery swapping stations around China.
NIO ES6 Sales
Deliveries of the ES6 started just in the middle of 2019.
The ES6 was the 8th best selling plugin vehicle and 7th best selling fully electric vehicle in China in June 2020, with 2,476 sales.
In the first half of 2020, the ES6 was the 7th best selling plugin vehicle and 6th best selling fully electric vehicle in China, with 11,711 sales.
As noted at the top, the ES6 was the 19th best selling plugin vehicle in the world in the first half of 2020, and the 16th best selling pure electric vehicle.
All photos by Nicolas Zart for CleanTechnica.