At 3:16 a.m. on March 24, 2021, with the completion of an ES6 battery swap at the battery swap station at its Suzhou delivery center, NIO has provided the service to customers more than 2 million times, the company said Wednesday.
That means an average of one NIO vehicle leaves the battery swap station with a fully charged battery every 10 seconds, the company said.
NIO said it has provided nearly 100 million kilowatts of electricity to customers to date, for a total of more than 396 million miles driven.
This has reduced carbon emissions by 26,065.5 tons, equivalent to the carbon dioxide absorbed by 235,000 fir trees over 30 years, NIO said.
NIO also revealed that a single user has used the service of a battery swap station up to 67 times. The user who has enjoyed the most battery swap has made 654 battery swaps.
The TOP 5 cities for the number of battery swap per capita are Harbin, Beijing, Chengdu, Haikou, and Shenzhen.
NIO also said that the first second-generation battery swap station has completed mass production and will be online in mid-April. "We will accelerate the pace of battery swap station deployment to provide users with a more convenient way to replenish their energy."
Bitauto.com reported on March 3 that NIO's first second-generation battery swap station will officially open on April 15, and that it is located in the sub-city area of Beijing's Tongzhou District.
According to the report, NIO's suppliers estimate the mass production price of a single battery swap station to be around RMB 1.5 million. Many customers and NIO staff have already worked together on the experience, and the entire process of making a battery swap pool takes 2-3 minutes.
At the end of last month, Auto Home reported that NIO's second-generation battery swap station has completed validation work and started critical testing before deployment, which will begin in April.
William Li, founder, chairman, and CEO of Chinese EV maker NIO, Qin Lihong, president of NIO, and other leaders have arrived to test the battery swap station first hand, proving the importance the company attaches to the next generation battery swap station.
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