said the 2022 ES8, ES6, and EC6 are no longer being custom-built, but a small number of show cars and existing cars are still available for sale.

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Rumors of Nio (NYSE: NIO) discontinuing older models sparked much discussion yesterday. Now, the company has clarified.

In a response shared with CnEVPost today, an Nio spokesperson said previous media reports were false, but that the company's older models are indeed on track to exit the market.

"The three older products -- ES8, ES6 and EC6 -- are about to see their transitions and we are preparing for the model switch," the spokesperson said.

As a result, the 2022 ES8, ES6 and EC6 are no longer in custom production, but a few show cars and existing cars are still available for sale, the spokesperson told CnEVPost.

Some local auto media reported yesterday that Nio issued an urgent internal notice that all first-generation products -- the ES8, ES6 and EC6 based on the NT 1.0 platform -- will be no longer available for sale starting February 16.

According to these reports, these older models will be withdrawn from Nio's showrooms nationwide and test cars will be retired.

All of Nio's current ES8, ES6, EC6 inventory and show cars will be sold to one company or entity, which one is not yet known, these reports say.

The company will next go all out to push sales of models based on the NT 2.0 platform, including the EC7, ET7, and ET5, and get the OTD (Order To Delivery) cycle down to 3 weeks, according to these reports.

It is worth noting that Nio App continues to show expected delivery dates for some of the older models, although they are unchanged from the previous ones.

Nio App is currently showcasing eight models, including the ES8, ES6, and EC6 based on the NT 1.0 platform, and the new ES8, ES7, EC7, ET7, and ET5 based on the NT 2.0 platform.

The EC7 coupe SUV and the all-new ES8 were launched at Nio Day 2022 held on December 24, 2022, and deliveries are expected to begin in May and June 2023, respectively.

Wait times for the older ES8 and EC6 have stopped showing since the end of last year. ES7 has a wait time of about 3 weeks, ES6 about 2 weeks, ET7 about 3 weeks, and ET5 2-3 weeks, all consistent with the last time CnEVPost checked.

NIO rumored to stop selling all NT 1.0 models starting Feb 16, new model deliveries likely to be moved up

Changes in wait times for Nio models

20240416ET5 (NT 2.0)4-5 weeksDown3-4 weeks
20240416ES7 (NT 2.0)6-7 weeksDown4-5 weeks
20240408ET5 (NT 2.0)7-8 weeksDown4-5 weeks
20240408ES7 (NT 2.0)7-8 weeksDown6-7 weeks
20240325ES7 (NT 2.0)8-9 weeksDown7-8 weeks
20240313ET5 (NT 2.0)9-11 weeksDown7-8 weeks
20240313ET5 Touring (NT 2.0)2-4 weeksDown2-3 weeks
20240313ES6 (NT 2.0)2-4 weeksDown2-3 weeks
20240313EC6 (NT 2.0)2-4 weeksDown2-3 weeks
20240313EC7 (NT 2.0)2-4 weeksDown2-3 weeks
20240313ES7 (NT 2.0)11-13 weeksDown8-9 weeks
20240313ES8 (NT 2.0)2-4 weeksDown2-3 weeks
20240222ET5 (NT 2.0)NAStart showing9-11 weeks
20240222ET5 Touring (NT 2.0)NAStart showing2-4 weeks
20240222ES6 (NT 2.0)NAStart showing2-4 weeks
20240222EC6 (NT 2.0)NAStart showing2-4 weeks
20240222EC7 (NT 2.0)NAStart showing2-4 weeks
20240222ET7 (NT 2.0)NAStart showing2-4 weeks
20240222ES7 (NT 2.0)NAStart showing11-13 weeks
20240222ES8 (NT 2.0)NAStart showing2-4 weeks
20240202ET5 (NT 2.0)2-3 weeksNAStop showing
20240202ET5 Touring (NT 2.0)2-3 weeksNAStop showing
20240202ES6 (NT 2.0)2-3 weeksNAStop showing
20240202EC6 (NT 2.0)2-3 weeksNAStop showing
20240202EC7 (NT 2.0)2-3 weeksNAStop showing
20240202ET7 (NT 2.0)4-5 weeksNAStop showing
20240202ES7 (NT 2.0)4-5 weeksNAStop showing
20240202ES8 (NT 2.0)2-3 weeksNAStop showing
20240103ET5 (NT 2.0)3-4 weeksDown2-3 weeks
20240103ET5 Touring (NT 2.0)3-4 weeksDown2-3 weeks
20240103EC7 (NT 2.0)3-4 weeksDown2-3 weeks
20240103ES8 (NT 2.0)3-4 weeksDown2-3 weeks
20231220ET5 (NT 2.0)2-3 weeksUp3-4 weeks
20231220ET5 Touring (NT 2.0)2-3 weeksUp3-4 weeks
20231220EC7 (NT 2.0)2-3 weeksUp3-4 weeks
20231220ES8 (NT 2.0)2-3 weeksUp3-4 weeks
20231220ET7 (NT 2.0)5-6 weeksDown4-5 weeks
20231220ES7 (NT 2.0)5-6 weeksDown4-5 weeks
20231212ET7 (NT 2.0)4-5 weeksUp5-6 weeks
20231212ES7 (NT 2.0)4-5 weeksUp5-6 weeks
20231024EC7 (NT 2.0)3-4 weeksDown2-3 weeks
20231024ES8 (NT 2.0)3-4 weeksDown2-3 weeks
20231011EC7 (NT 2.0)4-5 weeksDown3-4 weeks
20231011ES8 (NT 2.0)4-5 weeksDown3-4 weeks
20231008ET5 (NT 2.0)4-5 weeksDown2-3 weeks
20231008ET5 Touring (NT 2.0)4-5 weeksDown2-3 weeks
20231008ES6 (NT 2.0)3-4 weeksDown2-3 weeks
20231008EC6 (NT 2.0)3-4 weeksDown2-3 weeks
20231008EC7 (NT 2.0)3-4 weeksUp4-5 weeks
20231008ES8 (NT 2.0)5-6 weeksDown4-5 weeks
20230918EC6 (NT 2.0)New ModelNA3-4 weeks
20230914ET5 (NT 2.0)About 3 weeksUp4-5 weeks
20230914ET5 Touring (NT 2.0)About 3 weeksUp4-5 weeks
20230914EC7 (NT 2.0)About 4 weeksDown3-4 weeks
20230914ES8 (NT 2.0)6-7 weeksDown5-6 weeks
20230901ES8 (NT 2.0)8-9 weeksDown6-7 weeks
20230803ET7 (NT 2.0)6-7 weeksDown4-5 weeks
20230803ES6 (NT 2.0)3-6 weeksDown3-4 weeks
20230803ES7 (NT 2.0)6-7 weeksDown4-5 weeks
20230803ES8 (NT 2.0)NAStart showing8-9 weeks
20230705ES7 (NT 2.0)6-8 weeksDown6-7 weeks
20230705ES6 (NT 2.0)3-4 weeksUp3-6 weeks
20230705ET7 (NT 2.0)6-8 weeksDown6-7 weeks
20230705ET5 Touring (NT 2.0)3-4 weeksDownAbout 3 weeks
20230701ES8 (NT 2.0)JuneStop showingNA
20230626ES7 (NT 2.0)About 3 weeksUp6-8 weeks
20230626ES6 (NT 2.0)About 5 weeksDown3-4 weeks
20230626ET7 (NT 2.0)About 3 weeksUp6-8 weeks
20230616ET5 Touring (NT 2.0)NAStart showing3-4 weeks
20230613ES7 (NT 2.0)3-4 weeksDownAbout 3 weeks
20230613EC7 (NT 2.0)About 5 weeksDownAbout 4 weeks
20230613ET7 (NT 2.0)3-4 weeksDownAbout 3 weeks
20230606ES6 (NT 2.0)NAStart showingAbout 5 weeks
20230605ES7 (NT 2.0)About 3 weeksUp3-4 weeks
20230605ET7 (NT 2.0)About 3 weeksUp3-4 weeks
20230601ET5 (NT 2.0)2-3 weeksUpAbout 3 weeks
20230601EC7 (NT 2.0)5-7 weeksDownAbout 5 weeks
20230601ES7 (NT 2.0)About 4 weeksDownAbout 3 weeks
20230530ES6 (NT 2.0)MayStop showingNA
20230524ES6 (NT 2.0)NAStart showingMay
20230516ET5 (NT 2.0)About 2 weeksUp2-3 weeks
20230516EC7 (NT 2.0)About 5 weeksUp5-7 weeks
20230509ES7 (NT 2.0)About 3 weeksUpAbout 4 weeks
20230428ET7 (NT 2.0)About 4 weeksDownAbout 3 weeks
20230428EC7 (NT 2.0)About 4 weeksUpAbout 5 weeks
20230425ES7 (NT 2.0)3-5 weeksDownAbout 3 weeks
20230421ET7 (NT 2.0)NANAAbout 4 weeks
20230421EC7 (NT 2.0)Mid MayNAAbout 4 weeks
20230417ES7 (NT 2.0)About 2 weeksUp3-5 weeks
20230414ES6 (NT 1.0)About 2 weeksNAStop showing
20230410ET5 (NT 2.0)About 3 weeksDownAbout 2 weeks
20230410ES7 (NT 2.0)About 3 weeksDownAbout 2 weeks
20230328ET5 (NT 2.0)3-4 weeksDownAbout 3 weeks
20230328ES7 (NT 2.0)4-6 weeksDownAbout 3 weeks
20230314ET5 (NT 2.0)2-3 weeksUp3-4 weeks
20230314ES7 (NT 2.0)About 3 weeksUp4-6 weeks
20230313ET7 (NT 2.0)About 3 weeksNAStop showing
20230214ES7 (NT 2.0)3-4 weeksDownAbout 3 weeks
20230214ET7 (NT 2.0)3-4 weeksDownAbout 3 weeks
20230214ET5 (NT 2.0)About 3 weeksDown2-3 weeks
20230206ET5 (NT 2.0)3-4 weeksDownAbout 3 weeks
20230128ES7 (NT 2.0)2-3 weeksUp3-4 weeks
20230128ET7 (NT 2.0)2-3 weeksUp3-4 weeks
20230128ET5 (NT 2.0)7-9 weeksDown3-4 weeks
20230111ET5 (NT 2.0)8-10 weeksDown7-9 weeks
20230105ET5 (NT 2.0)9-11 weeksDown8-10 weeks
20221229ET5 (NT 2.0)10-12 weeksDown9-11 weeks
20221222ET5 (NT 2.0)12-14 weeksDown10-12 weeks
20221220ES7 (NT 2.0)4-6 weeksDown2-3 weeks
20221213ET5 (NT 2.0)13-15 weeksDown12-14 weeks
20221213ET7 (NT 2.0)About 2 weeksUp2-3 weeks
20221213EC6 (NT 1.0)About 2 weeksNAStop showing
20221125ET5 (NT 2.0)21-23 weeksDown13-15 weeks
20221125ES7 (NT 2.0)7-9 weeksDown4-6 weeks
20221125ET7 (NT 2.0)3-5 weeksDownAbout 2 weeks
20221123ES8 (NT 1.0)About 2 weeksNAStop showing
20221116ET7 (NT 2.0)4-6 weeksDown3-5 weeks
20221110ES8 (NT 1.0)2-3 weeksDownAbout 2 weeks
20221110ES6 (NT 1.0)2-3 weeksDownAbout 2 weeks
20221110EC6 (NT 1.0)2-3 weeksDownAbout 2 weeks
20221103ES7 (NT 2.0)11-13 weeksDown7-9 weeks
20221103ET7 (NT 2.0)6-8 weeksDown4-6 weeks
20221103ES8 (NT 1.0)2-4 weeksDown2-3 weeks
20221103ES6 (NT 1.0)2-4 weeksDown2-3 weeks
20221103EC6 (NT 1.0)2-4 weeksDown2-3 weeks
20221031ES7 (NT 2.0)12-14 weeksDown11-13 weeks
20221031ES8 (NT 1.0)3-5 weeksDown2-4 weeks
20221031ES6 (NT 1.0)3-5 weeksDown2-4 weeks
20221031EC6 (NT 1.0)3-5 weeksDown2-4 weeks
20221021ES7 (NT 2.0)13-15 weeksDown12-14 weeks
20221021ET7 (NT 2.0)11-13 weeksDown6-8 weeks
20221021ET5 (NT 2.0)21-23 weeksNAStop showing
20221021ES8 (NT 1.0)4-6 weeksDown3-5 weeks
20221021ES6 (NT 1.0)4-6 weeksDown3-5 weeks
20221021EC6 (NT 1.0)4-6 weeksDown3-5 weeks