Over the next three years, NIO will invest RMB 100 million ($15.7 million) to support the use of electric vehicles and the construction of clean energy infrastructure in nature reserves around the world.
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In addition to unveiling its new sedan at the NIO Day 2021 event held on December 18, NIO also announced the launch of a program called Clean Parks, which aims to help protection of environmentally sensitive areas.
Over the next three years, NIO will invest RMB 100 million ($15.7 million) to support the use of electric vehicles and the construction of clean energy infrastructure in nature reserves around the world, according to William Li, the company's founder, chairman and CEO.
NIO will help these regions build a clean and low-carbon energy self-cycling system to guard the originality and integrity of the ecosystem, NIO added in an article published in its app.
Clean Parks is also an open platform, and NIO is discussing partnerships with several global environmental organizations and will announce more details in the near future, the company said.
"In the meantime, we are willing to open up the resources of the Clean Parks platform to more nature preserves in need, and welcome those with project support needs to contact us," NIO said.
This is NIO's latest effort to promote the reduction of carbon emissions and environmental protection after the release of its Blue Point program on NIO Day 2020.
So far this year, NIO has supported several nature reserves in China, and these attempts have prompted the company to think about how to turn it into a more systematic and long-term initiative, it said.
On May 11, NIO partnered with Sansha City in Hainan Province to launch a green island conservation initiative to promote clean energy development on the island in the Xisha Islands.
On October 29, NIO provided electric vehicles and charging facilities to the Sanjiangyuan National Park.
On December 2, NIO provided patrol vehicles and charging facilities to Hainan Rainforest National Park, home of Hainan gibbons.
On December 11, NIO announced it will provide electric vehicles and energy replenishment facilities for patrolling in the Qomolangma Nature Reserve.