NextEV Overview Updated February 27, 2017

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August 2015 - February 2017


NextEV is a well-funded China-based electric vehicle startup selling an hypercar and developing mass-market electric vehicles. The company established an important presence in California where it recruited a lot of engineers from Tesla and other automakers.

In 2016, the company unveiled its called brand ‘NIO’ and the first vehicle under the brand, the ‘NIO EP9’, an all-electric hypercar.

NextEV Stories February 27

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The ‘NIO EP9’, an all-electric supercar which has been dubbed the “fastest electric car in the world”, set two new records last week at the Circuit of the Americas Race Track in Austin, Texas. The company made the announcement today along with the confirmation of a US debut next month following its world launch in London last year. expand full story

NextEV Stories November 21, 2016

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Today, electric car startup NextEV launched a new brand ‘NIO’ and its first electric car ‘NIO EP9’ at the Saatchi Gallery in London. The company is claiming that the ‘NIO EP9’ is the “fastest electric car in the world” after releasing lap records of the vehicle beating EV records in Nürburgring and at Circuit Paul Ricard in France over the past few weeks. expand full story

NextEV Stories October 21, 2016

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After a concept drawing of the car leaked last month, we now get our first look at the real thing. NextEV’s upcoming all-electric 1 MW supercar was spotted today on the Nürburgring racetrack in Germany. expand full story

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Jamie Carlson, a veteran firmware engineer and early member of the Tesla Autopilot team, made the headlines last year when he left Tesla to join Apple on ‘Special Projects’ at a time when we were just learning of the scale of the Cupertino company’s ambitions in the auto industry.

Electrek has now learned that Carlson left Apple earlier this month after just over a year at the company. He is staying in the electric vehicle industry by joining NextEV as Senior Director of Advanced Technologies. expand full story

NextEV Stories October 19, 2016

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NextEV Stories September 27, 2016

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You might know NextEV for its team in the all-electric Formula E championship, but that’s only a glimpse of what the electric vehicle company has been working on. The China- and California-based automaker, known to be well-funded by Chinese tech tycoons, is working on EV programs from a low-volume all-electric supercar to a mass-produced more affordable passenger car.

Now the first image of NextEV’s upcoming all-electric supercar has leaked and Electrek has been able to confirm its veracity and a few specifications. expand full story

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NextEV Stories July 14, 2016

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It looks like the Tesla Model X, the first all-electric SUV, is a popular vehicle to benchmark or reserve-engineer. Ford paid a ~$55,000 premium to own and likely reverse-engineer the vehicle, while Audi was among the firsts to import the vehicle in Europe, which caused a problem when the German automaker realized it couldn’t charge the vehicle with the European standard.

Now it looks like another competitor is using the vehicle, but this time right in Tesla’s backyard. expand full story

NextEV Stories June 15, 2016

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When we wrote our profile of Tesla’s team of “hardcore engineers” working on the Autopilot, we briefly mentioned Kurt Thywissen, an early member of the team and Senior Engineering Manager of UI & Autopilot Software. Thywissen was one of the software engineers working on the popular P2P client Kazaa who left to create Skype. He joined Tesla’s team in 2013 after leaving a director role at Skype.

Chinese-backed electric vehicle startups, like Faraday Future and Atieva, have been poaching an impressive number of employees from Tesla and they made engineers with EV or autonomous driving experience extremely in demand in Silicon Valley – with the help of other companies in the field like Apple, Bosch, Baidu, Google and more.

But now there’s a new thorn in the side of Tesla’s recruitment and retention effort, NEXTEV, and Thywissen is their latest hire. expand full story

NextEV Stories May 5, 2016

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Chinese electric-car startup NextEV announced that it signed a strategic partnership agreement with the Nanjing Municipal Government in China, to build a 3 billion RMB ($465 million) factory in the region. The young company, which came out of stealth mode just last year, is said to have already raised close to $1 billion.

The company appears to have a similar approach as Tesla’s high-end car to mass-market vehicle strategy. NextEV says it will launch an electric vehicle with supercar-like performance by the end of the year, which will be followed by a mass-market vehicle they plan to offer for about $50,000 in China. The startup already developed electric race car for the Formula E (see picture above). expand full story

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NextEV Stories December 17, 2015

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