Nio 004 Gen-2 undergoes further development testing at the Ad-Diriyah circuit

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Nio’s 004 Gen-2 Formula E challenger has undergone further development testing following the season-opening ABB FIA Formula E Championship race in Saudi Arabia. The manufacturer remained at the Ad-Diriyah street circuit on Sunday, December 16, for official testing with a three-driver line-up.

Alongside team drivers Oliver Turvey and Tom Dillmann, who finished 13th and 14th respectively in Saturday’s e-Prix, British racer Jamie Chadwick made her track debut to deliver development work for Nio.

“After the first race, it is always great to be able to test, especially with a new car,” said Turvey. “We don’t get many opportunities to test on a street circuit, so this time was really valuable. We ran through our program and tested various areas on the car where we felt we could improve and we gathered some valuable information. All of this helps with our preparation ahead of the next race in Marrakech.”

Dillmann added, “The test was going well and we were running through our planned testing program when I hit the wall in sector two and that ended my session with an hour to go. We were able to collect some valuable data and we will use that and continue our preparations for the next race.”

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