nio He believes in a lot Battery swap technology And it is working hard to expand this battery exchange network in China. As we know, the manufacturer has begun to install the first terminals also in the European countries where it has recently landed. Now, the automaker has assessed the state of development of this network. According to reports, in November, the brand has been in China The number of battery exchange stations recently exceeded 1,200. It is estimated that there will be more than 1,300 by the end of the year.
Progress in developing this electric vehicle battery exchange infrastructure has been remarkable. In fact, NIO showed that 600 new stations were installed in one year.
In addition to the number of installed and active stations, NIO also provided some additional information about this infrastructure. To date, customers own the auto industry Performed nearly 14 million battery changes, with a daily average of more than 30,000 replacements. The Chinese manufacturer reports that every 2.8 seconds there is a NIO car leaving the battery replacement station.
Thanks to the growth of this infrastructure, the number of vehicles sharing each station is decreasing compared to 2021. Therefore, as of today, NIO is able to offer sufficient service capacity to meet the growing needs of its users.
The automaker notes that its network of interchange stations now covers more than 66% of China, and already provides good coverage for the more developed parts of the country. NIO’s goal is still to move forward 4,000 battery replacement stations by 20251,000 of which, however, are outside China (mainly in Europe).
However, NIO is not only investing in battery swaps but also in creating recharging infrastructure. To date, 1,101 power charger stations and 948 destination charger stations have been installed. Finally, we recall that to support the expansion of battery swaps in Europe, NIO has opened a factory in Hungary to build battery swap stations.