has 25 battery swap stations in Hubei province, connecting 16 cities and covering multiple highways.

(Image credit: NIO)

NIO completed initial coverage of central Hubei province with a new battery swap station went online on November 27 along the G42 Shanghai-Chengdu Highway, the electric vehicle maker announced today on its mobile app.

To date, NIO has 25 battery swap stations in Hubei, connecting 16 cities and covering multiple highways.

The company's new battery swap station in Hubei is not located in a highway service area, but about 200 meters from an entrance on the G42 highway, and can serve both urban drivers and those traveling on the highway.

This is the latest development in NIO's efforts to build a network of battery swap stations throughout China.

On November 20, NIO announced that it had completed initial coverage of the middle reaches of the Yangtze River urban cluster through 42 battery swap stations, located in 39 cities in Hubei, Hunan and Jiangxi.

As of November 27, NIO had 1,235 battery swap stations in China, 330 of which are located along highways.

The company also has 2,130 charging stations in China offering 12,375 charging piles, and its charging map has access to more than 600,000 third-party charging piles.

NIO aims to have more than 1,300 battery swap stations in China by the end of the year, and by 2025 it will have more than 4,000 battery swap stations worldwide, with 1,000 of them located overseas.

NIO has already provided 14 million battery swap services, and currently provides the service an average of more than 30,000 times a day, the company said when it announced on November 6 that it had reached 1,200 battery swap stations.

As of November 6, 66.23 percent of NIO owners had at least one battery swap station within 3 kilometers of their home, and according to the company. It aims to have that percentage at 90 percent by 2025.

Here are some images shared by NIO in its app.