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Chinese startup Nio revealed a new electric SUV with a Tesla-crushing 528-mile range — see inside the ES7

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Chinese startup Nio revealed a new electric SUV with a Tesla-crushing 528-mile range — see inside the ES7
  • Chinese electric-car startup Nio unveiled its latest SUV, the ES7, on Wednesday.
  • It's sleek, has a premium interior, and offers longer range than Tesla's Model Y.
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One of Elon Musk's biggest competitors in China just unveiled a new SUV to rival Tesla's Model Y.

One of Elon Musk's biggest competitors in China just unveiled a new SUV to rival Tesla's Model Y.
The Nio ES7.Nio

The sleek ES7 launched on Wednesday as the fourth vehicle from Nio, an electric-car startup.

The sleek ES7 launched on Wednesday as the fourth vehicle from Nio, an electric-car startup.
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The new SUV will cost $69,700 and up, Nio said.

The new SUV will cost $69,700 and up, Nio said.
The Nio ES7.Nio

Nio trails Tesla in sales, but the five-seater has a few tricks up its sleeve that might make Musk nervous. China is Tesla's biggest market, after all.

Nio trails Tesla in sales, but the five-seater has a few tricks up its sleeve that might make Musk nervous. China is Tesla's biggest market, after all.
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Nio says the ES7 is its fastest SUV to date, hitting 62 mph in a shade under four seconds.

Nio says the ES7 is its fastest SUV to date, hitting 62 mph in a shade under four seconds.
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The company aimed to make the ES7's cabin feel like a "second living room."

The company aimed to make the ES7's cabin feel like a "second living room."
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It comes with heated, ventilated, and massaging front seats.

It comes with heated, ventilated, and massaging front seats.
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Adding to the premium feel, the ES7's rear seats are heated and power-adjustable.

Adding to the premium feel, the ES7's rear seats are heated and power-adjustable.
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It uses sustainable materials like palm.

It uses sustainable materials like palm.
The Nio ES7.Nio

The interior is sleek and tech-packed, with a large infotainment touchscreen, a second display for the driver, and a cute, spherical voice assistant on the dashboard named Nomi.

The interior is sleek and tech-packed, with a large infotainment touchscreen, a second display for the driver, and a cute, spherical voice assistant on the dashboard named Nomi.
The Nio ES7.Nio
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It also features 256-color ambient lighting.

It also features 256-color ambient lighting.
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The base ES7 should travel a respectable 301 miles on a full battery, Nio says.

The base ES7 should travel a respectable 301 miles on a full battery, Nio says.
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Nio also plans to sell an optional ultra-long-range battery pack that provides a whopping 528 miles of driving range.

Nio also plans to sell an optional ultra-long-range battery pack that provides a whopping 528 miles of driving range.
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Tesla's longest-range Model Y is rated for 410 miles in China.

Tesla's longest-range Model Y is rated for 410 miles in China.
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Not to mention, like all Nio models, customers can pull into battery-swapping stations instead of plugging into a regular charger.

Not to mention, like all Nio models, customers can pull into battery-swapping stations instead of plugging into a regular charger.
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Nio also gave the ES7 bidirectional charging capability, allowing it to share power with appliances and devices. That's something Teslas can't do.

Nio also gave the ES7 bidirectional charging capability, allowing it to share power with appliances and devices. That's something Teslas can't do.
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The ES7 comes with Nio's latest semi-automated driving system. Nio promises its cars will eventually be fully autonomous.

The ES7 comes with Nio's latest semi-automated driving system. Nio promises its cars will eventually be fully autonomous.
The Nio ES7.Nio

Nio will start delivering the ES7 in August. The company is working to expand into the European market.

Nio will start delivering the ES7 in August. The company is working to expand into the European market.
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