9.4.2021Chinese carmaker NIO celebrates 100,000th EV
Chinese carmaker NIO has this week reached another milestone by producing its 100,000th electric vehicle.
In July 2020 NIO celebrated the production of its 50,000th premium SUV. Less than nine months later, NIO has now reached the 100,000 mark.
1,046 days on from NIO’s flagship ES8 SUV starting serial production, the 100,000th NIO car – the latest ES8 – rolled off the production line at the JAC-NIO manufacturing centre in Hefei, China on on 7th April. NIO users of the first generation ES8, ES6 and EC6 joined staff to celebrate this moment, in line with local government guidelines.
The achievement was preceded by another record for NIO. In March 2021, the company delivered 7,257 vehicles, setting a new monthly record with a strong 373% year-on-year growth. The deliveries comprised: 1,529 ES8s, the company’s six- and seven-seat premium smart electric SUV; 3,152 ES6s, NIO’s five-seat high-performance long-range electric SUV; and 2,576 EC6s, the five-seat smart electric coupé SUV.
In Q1 2021, NIO increased its deliveries by 423% year-on-year and set a new quarterly record with 20,060 vehicles delivered. By 31 March 2021, cumulative deliveries of the ES8, ES6 and EC6 reached 95,701 vehicles.
Founded in November 2014, NIO offers premium smart electric vehicles and has established R&D centres and manufacturing facilities in locations including Shanghai, Beijing, San Jose, Munich and London.