NIO announces the achievement of an eye-catching milestone by producing the 200,000th unit of its electric cars. It has taken only four years for the revolutionary brand of Chinese origin to reach the figure, which aims to multiply in the next few bars in an easy way since they are immersed in the mass deliveries of their NIO ET7, ET5 and the imminent ES7; the three new models articulated around the NT2.0its platform for second-generation electric cars, and beyond that they promise that in the future “it will continue to provide users with an experience beyond traditional motorsports”.
More specifically, the emerging and technological Chinese firm has managed to reach the production milestone of 200,000 units between May 2018 and this same April 2022, which means a little less than four years with, in addition, the pandemic in between. Delving deeper into the timing, and once its production ramped up, NIO says it only took about a year to produce the second 100,000 electric cars.
The brand announces that the achievement of 200,000 vehicles produced is an important step towards the company’s goals in 2022. Among other objectives, by the end of this year NIO wants to open no less than 100 new dealerships and more than 50 Service Centers. Official NIO service, in addition to many other authorized service centers. Although they are limited to China at the moment, NIO is also working on expanding globally. This year, NIO will commercially launch its electric cars and its service system in four European countries: Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark.
In addition to the opening of stores and service centers, the company also has news on the product front in the short term, as it expects to present as many new models this year. Namely, the CHILD ES8, ES6 and EC6, new electric cars that will bring with them the latest brand hardware in their cabin. The brand has announced that this novelty will not be exclusive to these new models, since they will be able to incorporate this new hardware into already manufactured models.
R&D investment in 2022 is expected to more than double this year, with the R&D team growing to 9,000 people by the end of 2022. Meanwhile, NIO’s second manufacturing base located in NeoPark is said to be progressing apace and will officially start production in the third quarter of 2022..