Nio was chosen in large part because its vehicles have replaceable batteries, according to a Norwegian media report.
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Norwegian taxi company Oslo Taxi has chosen Nio Norway as the first choice of supplier for its drivers, and an agreement was signed on August 22 and is already in effect, Norwegian media outlet Bilnytt.no said in a report today.
After November 1, 2024, cabs operating in Oslo will not be allowed to emit internal combustion engine emissions, the story noted.
"This is a huge deal for us. We are proud of the recognition such a large company as Oslo Taxi gives us," Marius Hayler, general manager of Nio Norway, was quoted as saying in the story.
The agreement shows that Nio is an important part of the future of mobility solutions, Hayler said, according to the report.
Nio was chosen in large part because its vehicles have replaceable batteries, the report said.
Professional drivers with busy daily lives will now have the opportunity to get back on the road quickly, Bilnytt.no quoted Glenn Wallander, a key account manager at Nio Norway, as saying.
The agreement applies to all Nio models, but probably most ES8s seen on the road with Oslo Taxi signs, Wallander said.
In Scandinavia, Oslo Taxi and its subsidiaries own 13,000 vehicles, so there is a lot of potential for an agreement with Nio, the report said.
So far this year, 347 Nio vehicles have been registered in Norway, the report said, citing OFV data.
Nio's mobile app, and its social media channels, have yet to release the information.
As of now, Nio has 25 battery swap stations in Europe, five of which are located in Norway, according to information shared by the company on Weibo.
Nio's vehicles can also support fast charging just like any other EV, in addition to quick battery swaps.
As of now, Nio has 10 supercharging stations in Europe and access to over 500,000 third-party charging stations.