NIO introduced that the cumulative variety of its EV battery swap service in China – NIO Energy – has reached 1 million, as of October 5, 2020.

That is two occasions greater than in May 25, 2020, which provides us a glimpse of how rapidly demand for this service grows. Since Spring, NIO additionally expanded the dimensions of its battery swap community from 131 stations to 155.

Concurrently, the cumulative mileage of all NIO EVs exceeded 1 billion km (620 million miles).

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In keeping with NIO, the customers who’re entitled to the lifetime free energy swap providers already saved over RMB 100 million on power prices.

The very best variety of battery swaps in a single automotive is over 500.

“NIO Energy conducts battery inspections protecting dozens of things after the battery returns to the ability swap station with a view to make sure the well being of every battery and produce reassurance to all customers. All these show that battery swapping has already turn out to be a mature and well-received energy resolution for electrical autos.”

NIO, as an organization, additionally takes benefit of the batter swapping, because the authorities introduced in April that fashions suitable with battery swapping can proceed to take pleasure in subsidies from 2020 to 2022, no matter their worth (others should stay beneath the value cap). It is fairly necessary as a result of a premium model like NIO wouldn’t have the ability to match into the restrict in any other case.

NIO ES8

NIO ES8

NIO ES6

NIO ES6

Having a battery swap infrastructure can be complementary to NIO’s newest supply of Battery as a Service (BaaS), launched on August 20.

It splits the possession of the automotive from possession of the battery, which will be merely rented from the producer (sort like within the case of Renault EVs within the early days in Europe).

“Offering complete providers enabled by vehicle-battery separation, battery subscription and the chargeable, swappable and upgradable batteries, NIO BaaS is a breakthrough innovation in each expertise and enterprise mannequin. NIO BaaS customers should buy a automotive with out the battery. The battery worth will neither be included within the automobile gross sales bill, nor within the down fee and instalments of auto mortgage.”

“Furthermore, BaaS customers can subscribe to battery packs of assorted capability based on their wants and pay on a month-to-month foundation.”

An fascinating factor is that customers can change from one battery measurement to the opposite (by way of utilizing a battery swap station), relying on their wants in a selected interval (like an even bigger battery for trip).

At present, NIO Energy stations can deal with a number of battery pack capacities (70 kWh and 84 kWh, in addition to upcoming 100 kWh) utilized in ES8, ES6 and new EC6, though the corporate is engaged on a second-generation energy swap station, scheduled for 2021. These new stations are promised to have higher efficiency and improved person expertise.

NIO Energy Milestones

  • December 16, 2017
    Energy Swap debuts at NIO Day 2017
  • Might 20, 2018
    NIO opens its first energy swap station in Nanshan Excessive Tech Industrial Park, Shenzhen
  • November 15, 2018
    18 energy swap stations alongside the G4 Beijing-Hong Kong-Macau Expressway come into service
  • December 15, 2018
    8 battery swap stations alongside the G2 Beijing-Shanghai Expressway come into service
  • April 15, 2019
    NIO Energy Swap receives Crimson Dot Award: Product Design 2019
  • August 24, 2019
    NIO provides lifetime free energy swap providers for first retail purchasers
  • Might 25, 2020
    NIO Energy completes 500,000 swaps
  • September 30, 2020
    The a hundred and fifty fifth energy swap station opens in Bonajoy Import Pavilion, Nantong
  • October 5, 2020
    NIO Energy completes 1,000,000 swaps