NIO reaches 400 battery swap stations in China, opens new NIO House
Phate Zhang2021-08-28 20:03:58 (GMT+8)
NIO today put nine new battery swap stations into operation, bringing the total number of its facilities in China to 400.
The battery swap stations are located in Huizhou, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, Xuancheng, Dongying, Cangzhou, Tianjin and Qingdao.
As of December 31, 2020, the number of NIO battery swap stations in China was 172. The latest addition means that the company has already put 228 of these facilities into operation this year.
Until mid-April this year, the battery swap stations built by NIO were first-generation products. It occupies three parking spaces, can store up to five batteries, and has a maximum daily service capacity of 120.
On April 15, NIO signed a strategic cooperation agreement with fossil fuel energy giant Sinopec, and its first second-generation battery swap station, the company's 201st battery swap station, went online at a Sinopec gas station in Beijing.
Compared to the first generation battery swap station, the second generation can store up to 13 batteries, and have a daily service capacity of 312.
NIO's 400th battery swap station in China is located in Qingdao, Shandong Province, the ninth such facility in the city.
In addition to the battery swap station, NIO's first NIO House in the city is also opened today, the company's first such facility to be built on the waterfront.
The NIO House is the company's flagship experience center that goes far beyond displaying and selling vehicles, and is a space where NIO offers a quality lifestyle to its owners.
NIO users can meet with friends for a cup of coffee and a chat, or brainstorm with workmates. Holding sharing sessions with friends, birthday parties, and opening users' own yoga classes are all possible.
With NIO House, NIO hopes that users can enjoy this lifestyle in every city, so that outsiders will think that buying an NIO vehicle is not just getting a car, but joining a high-end lifestyle group.
In addition to 400 battery swap stations, as of August 28, NIO also has 262 supercharging stations, providing 1,873 supercharging piles.
It also has 448 destination charging stations, offering 2,569 charging posts, and access to over 390,000 third-party public charging posts.
Since the second half of this year, NIO has significantly accelerated the pace of building battery swap stations, increasing the number from 200 to 300 in 77 days, and from 300 to 400 in 59 days.
NIO originally planned to have 500 battery swap stations by the end of the year, but at the first NIO Power Day event on July 9 this year, the company's co-founder and president, Qin Lihong, said the goal was raised to more than 700.
In addition to raising this year's target significantly, NIO also announced aggressive goals for the next few years at the time.
By the end of 2025, NIO will have more than 4,000 battery swap stations worldwide, with 1,000 of them in overseas markets.
From 2022 to 2025, NIO will add 600 battery swap stations per year in the Chinese market, Qin said.