The minimalist cabin is equally modelled on the ET7, sharing that automobile’s largely featureless dashboard, vertically oriented infotainment touchscreen, digital gauge cluster and panoramic roof. Highlights embody a sustainable ‘Clear+’ upholstery materials which is claimed to enhance the inside’s acoustics, ‘invisible’ air vents, a 256-colour ambient lighting system and a standard-fit Dolby Atmos sound system.
Nio additionally claims the ET5’s will characteristic “an trade first” relating to in-car leisure. The producer has labored with tech firm NREAL to develop bespoke augmented actuality glasses which might venture a digital 201in display six metres in entrance of the wearer.
The ET5 will probably be outfitted with autonomous driving performance from launch, and can “step by step obtain a secure and reassuring autonomous driving expertise for situations equivalent to highways, city areas, parking and battery swapping”. The options will probably be rolled out to homeowners after launch, accessible for the equal of an £81 month-to-month subscription.
Battery swapping is a defining characteristic of Nio’s enterprise mannequin, and prospects who decide to take part can reduce the equal of roughly £8000 off the value of their ET5. Battery swapping will be carried out at a devoted facility in as little as three minutes, giving a full cost far faster than even the quickest chargers available on the market.