- Chinese electric car startup NextEV claims its NIO EP9 model is the world's fastest electric car
- The 195mph NIO EP9 has lapped the famed Nurburgring in Germany and clocked in 17 seconds faster than the previous electric car record
- Crippling pollution in many Chinese cities has led to the growth of electric car startups in the country
(CNN)It's not often that a start-up can claim to be a world-beater from the off. But that's precisely what's happening in the auto industry, where Chinese unknown NextEV has launched what it claims is the world's fastest electric car.