Show cars of the new ES6 are already available at stores, and those interested can visit Nio Houses to check out the model, Nio said.

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Nio (NYSE: NIO) announced earlier this week that the new ES6 would be officially launched on May 24, but no specific time was announced, and now they've been known.

The launch of the new ES6 will begin at 7:00 pm Beijing time on May 24 (7:00 am US Eastern time on May 24), and viewers will be able to watch a live video stream on channels including the Nio App, and Nio Weibo, the electric vehicle (EV) maker announced today.

The new ES6 show cars are already available in Nio stores, and those interested can visit Nio Houses to check out the model, Nio said.

Of note for China EV trio watchers, (NYSE: XPEV) will report its first-quarter financial results on May 24 before the US markets open, with its earnings call starting at 8:00 pm Beijing time that day.

Nio announced on May 16 that the new ES6 will be officially launched on May 24, test drives will be available on the same day and deliveries will begin on May 25.

This will be Nio's fastest model from official launch to delivery, as its local peers, including (NASDAQ: LI), have proven that efficient delivery is critical to success in the highly competitive Chinese EV market.

Nio launched the first-generation ES6 in December 2018 and began delivering the model in China in June 2019.

From 2019 to 2021, Nio delivered 155,722 vehicles, of which the ES6 contributed 80,852, or 52 percent, data monitored by CnEVPost shows.

Available data for 2022 show that from January to August, the ES6 delivered 32,877 units, contributing 46 percent of Nio's total deliveries of 71,556 units for the period.

NIO pins high hopes on new ES6 with unprecedented delivery efficiency and marketing campaign