Nio has opened its 700th battery swap station in China. The milestone station was mounted, ahead of timetable, in Lianyungang Metropolis, Jiangsu Province.
In three minutes, the second technology battery swap station permits the automobile to instantly park in the station and change for a fully-charged unit. The support kinds portion of Nio Power, a range of battery management providers that simplify electric car usage. Alongside swap stations and chargers, users have the choice to flex among distinct battery capacities thanks to its Battery-as-a-Assistance (BaaS) programme.
Prior to July, the aim was to have 500 battery swap stations functioning by the conclusion of the year, a concentrate on it has now exceeded. In addition to the seven-hundred battery swap stations, the electricity community contains 3,020 electricity chargers and 3,319 vacation spot chargers. In Shanghai there are sixty swap stations, sixty three supercharging stations, 21 vacation spot charging stations and access to 32,942 third-occasion charging piles.
The accelerated rollout has concentrated on city parts. At the conclusion of November, 42.34% of Nio users lived within just three kilometres (two miles) of their closest battery swapping station. Every battery swap station now serves 258 vehicles, down from 272 in October.
By the conclusion of 2025, the automaker will have 4,000 energetic battery swap stations all over the world with all over 1,000 outdoors China.
The charging and swapping method, as properly as BaaS, will also be fully obtainable to the marketplace.
Nio lately signed a new strategic cooperation agreement with Shell. The two businesses will construct and function battery charging and swapping services in China by 2025 and in Europe from next year. Shell’s charging community in Europe will also turn out to be obtainable to Nio users.