NIO and CNOOC's first cooperative battery swapping station is now online, and the total number of swapping stations in China has reached 1,228.

On November 22nd, NIO and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) officially launched their first cooperation battery swap station at the CNOOC Licheng Service Area on the G94 Pearl River Delta Ring Expressway (towards Huadu and Panyu).

Currently, NIO has cooperated with China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec), China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), Shell, and CNOOC, accelerating its deployment speed based on the network layout of the “four oil giants”. There are currently 1,228 battery swap stations nationwide, including 329 on highways, accounting for 26.8% of the total, and the construction of 255 charging and swapping stations at petrol stations.

The first cooperation station between NIO and CNOOC will further increase the density of the high-speed battery swapping network of the Greater Bay Area urban cluster, and also marks the two parties’ joint efforts to promote carbon peak and carbon neutrality, help energy transition, promote the development of the new energy vehicle industry, and bring more convenient charging experience to users.

In addition, looking at the national distribution map of battery swap stations, it can be found that the number and coverage of swap stations in the Yangtze River Delta region are significantly higher than elsewhere, which is a good reference for users currently considering purchasing NIO vehicles. After all, the lifelong free battery swapping rights with the readily available swap stations can greatly enhance the daily driving experience.

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