Next Generation Car Company NIO: Visit Us in Austin During SXSW


See NIO’s EP9, the World’s Fastest Autonomous Electric Car
Hear about NIO’s vision for an autonomous future

Media Preview: Friday, March 10th at 10AM CST
(Also LIVE Webcast for Media)

  • See the world’s fastest autonomous electric car at the NIO U.S. launch event
  • Experience NIO’s vision for an autonomous future
  • Join the SXSW Feature Speaker Session by NIO U.S. CEO, Padmasree Warrior on Saturday, March 11 at 11a.m. at the JW Marriott, Salon 5-6.

NIO EP9 at Circuit of the Americas (Photo: Business Wire)

SAN JOSE, Calif.--()--NIO, the next-generation car company, invites Austin citizens and SXSW attendees to visit them at the Coppertank Event Center from March 10 to March 12. Come learn about NIO’s U.S. plans as well as its plans for an autonomous future.

Last week, NIO announced that it had set a new autonomous lap record at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin with its EP9 supercar.

On February 23, the NIO EP9 drove autonomously without any interventions, recording a time of 2m 40.33s at a top speed of 160 miles per hour. The same day, the NIO EP9 also beat the fastest COTA lap time for a production car, achieving a lap time of 2m 11.30s and reaching a top speed of 170 miles per hour. The supercar will be on site at the Coppertank Events Center.


NIO is holding its U.S. launch in Austin, Texas on March 10 to March 12 at Coppertank Event Center. The NIO EP9 will be on display and we will be sharing our vision for the future of autonomous vehicles. NIO executives and staff will be onsite.

If you are media, please join us at 10AM CST / 8AM PST / 11AM EST for a preview where we will share our U.S. plans and other exciting news. Please contact NIO ( for credentials to the event or questions. If you are not onsite, the media preview will be webcast LIVE.


NIO, formerly NextEV in the U.S., is a global start-up, designing and developing smart, high-performance, premium electric vehicles. NIO has thousands of world-class R&D and design experts from around the world with significant technology and management background from leading automobile and high tech companies. NIO has more than 2,000 employees in San Jose, Shanghai, Munich, London and eight other locations. In October, NIO USA announced that it was issued an Autonomous Vehicle Testing Permit by the California DMV and it would begin testing on public roads under the Autonomous Vehicle Tester Program guidelines as it progresses on its path to bring autonomy to market. Investors include Tencent, Temasek, Sequoia Capital, Lenovo, TPG and other world-renowned investment institutions. The company is also involved in the FIA Formula Championship, the world’s first single-seater, all-electric racing series. The NextEV NIO Formula E team won the inaugural drivers’ championship title in 2015.

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Next Generation Car Company NIO: Visit us in Austin during SXSW



Annie Weckesser, 1-408-219-2408