Chinese electric-car maker Nio has started to deliver its new luxury sedan as scheduled, according to a CNBC report.

  • The first batch of the ET7s was delivered to customers on Monday after the company offered test drives while the model was in preproduction earlier this month. Autopilot for the unit will be available in selected regions by the fourth quarter of the year.
  • Nio said orders have been higher than expected after being tried by users in over 80 cities, but the company did not specify the exact number of orders it received for the ET7 model.
  • The model is the company’s first electric vehicle which uses second-generation architecture NT2.0, touring stronger computing power and new features such as better driver-assist systems.

The ET7 features several cameras and sensors, which will eventually boost the automated highway-driving system. NIO is up 3.24%.