Nio Eve Concept Comes with Artificial Intelligence and Fully Electric Drivetrain. The SXSW Festival is not exactly the most common place to debut a concept car, but that is exactly what Nio did. The startup that is known as NextEV previously recently unveiled its newest concept car at SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas. The concept is called Nio Eve and just like most concept cars of the future, it is autonomous, fully electric and comes with Artificial Intelligence assistance.
Nio Eve Specifications
Nio might be just one of the numerous new players in the automotive world, but many people have high expectations in its creations, especially since the American startup debuted EP9 last year. EP9 is a 1.342 hypercar that can hit 62 mph in only 2.7 seconds and run as fast as 194 mph. However, unlike EP9 that is clearly a performance car that focuses on speed, Eve concept is a family-oriented car that makes convenient driverless commuting as the priority.
As an autonomous driving car, design, especially the cabin certainly becomes the primary concern for the company. Similar to most driverless concepts from other automakers we have seen earlier, the cabin resembles a lounge instead of cockpit like a normal car. One of the seats can fully recline to allow the occupants have a relaxing journey and even sleep while the car takes them to their destination. The cabin is also equipped with a folding table so that the occupants can eat conveniently or even work inside the car.
Just like the cabin, the exterior design is also very beautiful. The most noteworthy element is certainly the two large sliding doors. Thanks to the lack of conventional B-pillar, the doors can be opened wide and give easier access for the occupants to enter the lounge-like cabin.
Even though the exterior indeed looks stunning, many people think that it bears too much resemblance to Faraday Future FF 91. Faraday’s head of Research and Development, Nick Sampson, also think the same way and even posted tweets comparing the elements of the two cars. But let this pass for once since this is just a concept anyway. If it enters production later, the design might go through plenty of changes.
Nio describes Eve concept as a digital companion and not just a car that takes you from point A to point B. This is because the Eve concept comes with Artificial Intelligence system that is named Nomi, which not only can learn the occupant’s preference but also interact with them. To put it simply, it is going to be like Siri on wheels.
Powertrain, EV Range
We know that Nio Eve concept will be autonomous, we also know that it will be a fully electric vehicle. Unfortunately, the company has not revealed any details regarding the drivetrain. This is such a shame because we want to know how Nio will power this driverless car after they did such a good job with EP9.
nio ev Release Date and Price
The company has not set the specific release time yet. But they hope that it will be ready to hit the road by the end of the decade.
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