NIO Surpasses 1500 Battery Swap Stations Milestone: 72.4% National Coverage and Expansion Plans for 2023

On June 25, with the opening of the NIO battery swap station at the Huzhou Tai Lake Service Area on the G25 Changshen Expressway, the total number of NIO battery swap stations nationwide has reached 1,500, of which 410 are on highways. On the same day, five NIO battery swap stations went into operation simultaneously, achieving a nationwide coverage rate of 72.4% for “Electric Area Rooms” (residential or office spaces within 3 kilometers of a straight line from the swap station).

The third-generation NIO battery swap station adopts a new three-position coordinated battery swap mode, capable of automated parking. Users can initiate the self-service battery swap process with one click inside the vehicle without the need to get out. Compared to the second-generation battery swap stations, the service capacity of the third-generation stations has increased by 30%, with the swap process taking only 3 minutes. So far, 159 third-generation battery swap stations have been built nationwide.

As of now, NIO has built 1,500 battery swap stations across the country, with 1,090 in urban areas and 410 on highways. These swap stations have connected six vertical, three horizontal, and eight major city group high-speed battery swap networks, providing users with over 23 million battery swap services.

In 2023, NIO plans to build an additional 1,000 battery swap stations nationwide, with about 600 located in urban areas – primarily in Tier 3 and Tier 4 cities and county towns with a certain user base but no battery swap stations; and about 400 on highways to accelerate the deployment of the 9 vertical, 9 horizontal, and 19 major city group high-speed battery swap networks. By the end of 2023, NIO will have built over 2,300 battery swap stations in total, continuing the layout of “chargeable, swappable, upgradable” full-scenario energy service systems, providing users with a more convenient and comfortable travel experience.

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