Nio has registered the EF9 trademark with the China Patent Office (CNIPA), which will become the name of the new model. The most intriguing figure, because the EP9 index wears a record hypercar (1360 hp 1480 Nm), while the ordinary models are designated ES6, EC6, ET7, ES8. However, Nio investors know that the EF series is dedicated to the MPV segment. The first minivan of the brand should debut this year.
Probably, when creating a “bus”, the Nio Eve concept (pictured), presented in the spring of 2017 without characteristics, will come in handy. The rear doors slide forward and the glass transparency is adjustable.
Nio has partnered with the GAC, which has extensive experience in minivan construction. The flagship model of the GAC M8 (pictured).
On the one hand, EF9 seems to be another “living room on wheels” under the control of autopilot. On the other hand, I remember the story of Nio’s competitors. When Lucid Motors was still called Atieva, its only prototype, Edna, easily overtook supercars, although outwardly it looked like a regular Mercedes-Benz Vito. The Chinese public expects a similar surprise from Nio EF9.
We also advise you to watch the online presentation of the new Volkswagen Multivan (6.1) 2021 from the FineAuto team: