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NIO EP9 Breaks the Nurburgring Nordschleife Lap Record - May 12 2017

NIO EP9 Breaks the Nurburgring Nordschleife Lap Record - May 12 2017

NIO EP9 Breaks the Nurburgring Nordschleife Lap Record

May 12, 2017 
MUNICH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, the NIO EP9 set a new lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, achieving a lap time of 6m 45.900s (six minutes, 45.900 seconds).
NIO EP9 Breaks the Nurburgring Nordschleife Lap Record
“In October 2016, we aimed to set a new lap record for an electric vehicle with our NIO EP9. In the inclemental weather that the Nürburgring Nordschleife is known for, the EP9 completed two laps of the 20.8 km (12.9m) ‘Green Hell’, one of which was in 7m 05.12s, beating the previous EV lap record, making it the fastest electric car in the world. The EP9’s new lap record is 19.22 seconds faster than its previous lap time. This is a fabulous achievement for NIO and I am very proud of the team that has worked tirelessly to achieve this accolade,” said Gerry Hughes, Head of Performance Program & FE Team Principal, NIO.
The EP9’s 1-MegaWatt of power is equivalent to 1360PS (1342 bhp) and the vehicle has a top speed of 313kph (194mph). The EP9 accelerates f…