NIO's four new battery swap stations went into operation on August 18, bringing the total number to 374, located in Puyang, Zhengzhou, Suqian, and Guangzhou.
The battery swap station in Puyang is the first one in the city and is in the parking lot of a large eco-recreational area.
The battery swap station in Zhengzhou is the ninth in the region and is located in a shopping center.
The first battery swap station in Suqian is located at the local International Convention and Exhibition Center, and the 17th battery swap station in Guangzhou is located next to a local square.
The second-generation battery swap station can hold 13 batteries and provide up to 312 services per day. Cars can park automatically and complete battery swap in 3-5 minutes.
As of August 18, NIO has 374 battery swap stations, 252 supercharging stations, 440 destination charging stations, and access to over 390,000 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.
(Photo source: NIO)