NIO Day 2022 is expected to take place between December 1, 2022 and January 15, 2023.
Yes, even though the launch of NIO ET5 seems like yesterday, the new NIO Day is getting closer.
NIO today announced the launch of a process to select the city to host NIO Day 2022, a move that, while it may seem early, is actually a month later than last year.
NIO Day is an exclusive holiday for NIO users and an annual gathering of friends, the company wrote in an article posted on its mobile app.
In 2020, NIO for the first time let users vote to decide on the NIO Day host city, and in the bid process to improve user communication and interaction, showcase the city, the article said.
NIO Day 2020 was held in Chengdu, the first time NIO has used a bid system to decide the location of the event.
This is somewhat similar to the bid for the Olympics by major cities around the world, except that the applicants for NIO Day are local NIO users.
NIO launched a similar process on June 4 last year and confirmed NIO Day 2021 in Suzhou, a neighboring city of Shanghai, on July 24.
According to NIO's current rules, cities that have hosted NIO Day events within eight years will not be able to apply again. Therefore, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, and Suzhou can be excluded as the host cities of NIO Day 2022.
Each city's NIO car club can submit an application, and if there are multiple car clubs in that city, then they need to submit a joint application.
Candidate cities need to have a venue that meets the needs of a large show, has a minimum capacity of 8,000 people, and that venue has an available slot for 10 consecutive days between December 1, 2022 and January 15, 2023, according to NIO.
Car clubs in each city can submit their bid intentions by 22:00 Beijing time on July 17, and the NIO Day organizing committee will conduct a preliminary venue survey of the applicant cities from July 17 to July 20.
Formal application materials need to be submitted to NIO by 22:00 Beijing time on August 12.
On August 13, the NIO Day organizing committee will nominate three candidate cities for user voting.
From August 15 to August 25, the three candidate cities will be displayed in the NIO App, and from August 26 to August 27, users will be able to vote.
NIO officially launched its preparations for NIO Day 2022 on June 7, and began recruiting members for the user advisory panel.
Last year, NIO confirmed the city for NIO Day 2021 on July 24 and set the date for the event on October 18.
Last December 18, NIO unveiled the new sedan NIO ET5 at the NIO Day 2021 event in Suzhou, and its delivery is expected to start in September.
As of now, there are no clues to suggest what new products or plans NIO will release at NIO Day 2022.