Yesterday, NIO released its battery swap data during the Spring Festival. On January 24th, the daily battery swap volume on highways nationwide exceeded 20,000 times. On January 25th, the daily battery swap volume for all stations nationwide exceeded 60,000 times.
From January 13th to February 5th, NIO has completed more than 200,000 free high-speed battery swaps. As shown in the graph, the battery swap volume for highways and nationwide began to rise significantly since January 14th and continued until January 19th, the day before Chinese New Year’s Eve.
Starting on January 23rd, the second day of the Chinese New Year, as more people visited relatives and traveled, the battery swap volume reached a new peak and ultimately peaked on January 25th.
NIO has built 1,307 battery swap stations in the Chinese market, including 346 on highways, and completed a high-speed battery swap network layout for five verticals, three horizontals, and eight city clusters:
Five verticals: G1 Jingha Expressway, G2 Jinghu Expressway, G4 Jinggang’ao Expressway, G5 Jingkun Expressway, G15 Shenhai Expressway;
Three horizontals: G50 Shanghai-Chongqing Expressway, G30 Lianhuo Expressway (Su Sha section), G60 Shanghai-Kunming Expressway (Shanghai-Hunan section);
Eight city clusters: Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei city cluster, Yangtze River Delta city cluster, Greater Bay Area city cluster, Chengdu-Chongqing city cluster, Shandong Peninsula city cluster, Central China city cluster, and Zhengzhou city cluster.
Before this year’s Spring Festival, I reached a conclusion that due to the opening up of epidemic policies, the number of people going back to their hometowns or traveling would greatly exceed that of the previous two Spring Festivals. As NIO announced free high-speed battery swaps from January 13th to February 5th, the number of people who choose to drive NIO out for a trip will also surpass the past.
As expected, according to feedback from our community, in addition to gas and charging stations, the queue for battery swaps at high-speed service areas is extremely long. Some service areas even have queues for battery swaps up to an hour long, while there is no queue for charging stations. Even so, NIO owners still have an additional option to replenish energy compared to other electric cars.Due to the fact that the Spring Festival holiday has not yet ended, the number of people returning to the city has gradually increased, and there have been traffic jams on highways that require waiting for several hours. The data currently presented by NIO is definitely not all the data for the Spring Festival holiday. In the next few days, or even before the 15th day of the first lunar month, there may still be a large number of NIO car owners who will exchange batteries on the highway, awaiting the complete Spring Festival battery exchange data that NIO will release again after February 5.
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