20th July 2024

When NIO coursed out its plan for electrical car development and client comfort, it broke ranks from the remainder of the electrical car business. The corporate determined it could present a battery swapping choice along with typical EV charging. I, like many, questioned early on if this is able to really work. In spite of everything, the Israeli startup Higher Place, which centered on battery swapping, folded after just a few years, and Tesla claimed that its drivers didn’t present a lot curiosity in a route in California the place the corporate trialled it (although, there’s a little bit of controversy round that story). However one factor has been clear prior to now couple of years, NIO is proud of and happy with its battery swapping improvements — and the corporate has a ton of battery swapping stations within the discipline now.

In complete, as of Could 1, NIO had 1,384 battery swapping stations in operation in China. (The corporate additionally has some in operation in Europe now.) Of these 1,384 battery swapping stations, 366 are positioned alongside highways, clearly aimed toward aiding fast and handy long-distance journey in a NIO EV.

Throughout Labor Day week, we acquired to see what which means so far as buyer use. NIO stories that 432,191 battery swap providers had been carried out throughout that vacation week, 138,552 of them being free (complimentary) battery swaps. Probably the most had been carried out on the primary day of the vacation — 68,748 on April 29, 23,460 of them completed at freeway swapping stations. Greater than 60,000 swaps had been carried out throughout 6 of these 7 days, after which the final day of the week noticed 48,458 swaps to tip the whole over 400,000.

For sure, NIO prospects recognize the battery swapping choice, and use it! These EV drivers might have charged their vehicles at charging stations as a substitute, however they selected to do fast battery swaps.

So far as the free/complimentary swapping talked about above, some early NIO consumers acquired limitless battery swapping as a part of the bundle after they purchased their vehicles. Nevertheless, most NIO house owners at the moment have an allowance of 4–6 battery swap classes a month. Naturally, a vacation weekend is a well-liked time to money in on these swapping classes.

In late January, NIO set a file with 62,356 battery swaps carried out in a single day. Clearly, that was surpassed by the 68,748 battery swaps carried out on April 29. Nevertheless, extra notably, that January file was surpassed on 5 separate days throughout Labor Day week. NIO’s EV gross sales proceed to develop, and so do its EV battery swaps. I think about that subsequent yr the corporate might break 100,000 battery swaps in a single day.


Join every day information updates from CleanTechnica on electronic mail. Or comply with us on Google Information!


Have a tip for CleanTechnica, wish to promote, or wish to recommend a visitor for our CleanTech Speak podcast? Contact us right here.

Former Tesla Battery Skilled Main Lyten Into New Lithium-Sulfur Battery Period — Podcast:

I do not like paywalls. You do not like paywalls. Who likes paywalls? Right here at CleanTechnica, we carried out a restricted paywall for some time, but it surely at all times felt improper — and it was at all times powerful to resolve what we should always put behind there. In concept, your most unique and greatest content material goes behind a paywall. However then fewer individuals learn it! We simply do not like paywalls, and so we have determined to ditch ours. Sadly, the media enterprise continues to be a troublesome, cut-throat enterprise with tiny margins. It is a endless Olympic problem to remain above water and even maybe — gasp — develop. So …

In the event you like what we do and wish to help us, please chip in a bit month-to-month by way of PayPal or Patreon to assist our workforce do what we do! Thanks!



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.