On Feb.25, the production of EC6, NIO’s smart electric coupe SUV, kicked off at the JAC-NIO Advanced Manufacturing Center in Hefei. EC6, a smart electric coupe SUV, is the third NIO model to be manufactured at the JAC-NIO Advanced Manufacturing Center. The car was unveiled at NIO Day 2019, and its pricing and specifications are expected to be released in July 2020 with deliveries beginning in September.
EC6 carries forward the high-performance DNA of NIO’s product family. It sprints from a standstill to 100km/h in 4.7 seconds. In addition to the 70kWh and 84kWh battery packs, EC6 also will be equipped with the new 100kWh liquid-cooled battery pack released in 2020, boosting the NEDC range up to 615km.
Earlier that day, at the NIO House in the JAC-NIO Advanced Manufacturing Center, NIO and the Hefei municipal government signed a framework agreement for establishing NIO China’s headquarters in Hefei. NIO plans to build NIO China headquarters, R&D and manufacturing center in Hefei, and set up NIO China headquarters’ operational system centered around Hefei. The details of the framework agreement are still under discussion. NIO will announce the amount of the investment and specific terms through official channels after signing the definitive investment agreement. The estimated scale should reach over 1.4 billion US dollars.