NIO's two new battery swap stations went into operation on July 23, bringing the total to 316. They are located in Tangshan, Hebei Province, and Chenzhou, Hunan Province.
The Tangshan station, located in a service area on the G1 Beijing-Harbin Expressway, is NIO's first second-generation battery swap station in the region and the company's second battery swap station there.
NIO's new battery swap station in Chenzhou is its first in the region and is located at a well-known local hotel chain.
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The second-generation battery swap station can hold 13 batteries and provide up to 312 services per day. Cars can park automatically and complete the battery swap in 3-5 minutes.
As of July 23, NIO has 316 battery swap stations, 213 Supercharging stations, 396 destination charging stations, and access to over 380,000 third-party charging piles in China.
NIO originally planned to have 500 battery swap stations in China by the end of this year, but at the first NIO Power Day event on July 9, the company's co-founder and president Qin Lihong announced that the target had been raised to 700.
On July 9, NIO said that only 29 percent of customers currently have a battery swap station within a 3-kilometer radius, which is unsatisfactory.
By 2025, NIO hopes to have 90 percent of customers within a 3 km radius of a battery swap station.