On April 28, NIO saw a record 62,746 battery swap services provided in a single day, with the stations along highways providing 104 percent more service than the previous day.
NIO (NYSE: NIO) saw its battery swap stations reach a new record high in services as China heads into the Labor Day holiday travel rush.
On April 28, NIO provided a record 62,746 battery swap services in a single day, the company announced today.
April 29 to May 3 is the Labor Day holiday in China this year, which is usually the peak of driving trips for Chinese people.
China's operating passenger traffic today is 56.99 million, up 151.8 percent from the first day of the Labor Day holiday in 2022, according to data released today by Chinese transportation authorities.
China's railroads are sending an estimated 19.5 million passengers today, up 343.6 percent year-on-year. Highway traffic is estimated to reach 56.35 million passenger vehicle trips, up 120.03 percent year-on-year, according to the data.
NIO owners will have free and unlimited access to the company's battery swap stations along highways from April 28 to May 4, although vehicles used for operations are excluded, it announced on April 25.
Most NIO owners currently have the benefit of four to six free battery swap services per month, with a few early adopters having unlimited access.
On April 28, NIO's battery swap stations along highways provided 16,584 free services to owners, up 104 percent from 8,115 the previous day, according to figures released today.
This is the second time NIO has offered such benefits to owners after the Chinese New Year holiday earlier this year.
NIO offered free access to battery swap stations from January 13 to February 5 during the Chinese New Year holiday, which ran from January 21 to January 27.
On January 27, NIO's battery swap stations provided 62,356 services in a single day, which was the previous high.
As of April 29, NIO had 1,379 battery swap stations in China, 364 of which are located along highways.
The company also has 2,536 charging stations in China, offering 15,068 charging piles, according to data monitored by CnEVPost.