Latest Update from NEO Park, the hub with an annual capacity of 1 million vehicles and 100 GWh

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On April 29, 2021, NeoPark started being constructed at Xinqiao, Hefei, Anhui province. The Chinese EV maker NIO is one of the largest members of the hub. The 16,950-acre park features three main function areas, smart manufacturing, R&D and living space, and eco-park. NeoPark will have production capacity for one million electric cars and 100 GWh of batteries per year on an area of 11.3 square kilometres.

The hub will focus on:

  • innovative research and development of vehicles core parts and components;
  • autonomous driving envisions becoming a pioneering innovation chain with global competitiveness.

Current progress of NeoPark

  • The mechanical and electrical equipment was commissioned by the Shanghai Baoye project team in mid-April;

Announcement of successful bidders for the Distributed photovoltaic Power Generation Project of NIO Xinqiao Intelligent Electric Vehicle Industrial Park

Project nameDistributed photovoltaic Power Generation Project of NIO Xinqiao Intelligent Electric Vehicle Industrial Park
Item Number2022BFFGZ00589
Bidding methodPublic Bidding
Tender Announcement Release dateMarch 26, 2022
Bid opening dateApril 27, 2022

The results of the successful bid candidates for the distributed photovoltaic power generation project of NIO Xinqiao Intelligent Electric Vehicle Industrial Park

The first bid (transaction) Candidate nameShanghai Baozhi Group Co., Ltd.
AddressNo. 2457, Fuyuan Road, Baoshan District, Shanghai
Bidding quotationRMB 11.13 million, one point of land corner (¥41,103,005.61 yuan)
Construction period235 days
  • The supporting auto parts plant in the North District was announced on April 16th;
  • In addition, distributed photovoltaic power generation projects will be built on the roofs of various factories;
  • The distributed photovoltaic power generation project has been contracted by Shanghai Baoye Group to win the bid;
  • The total installed capacity is about 47MW, with a total of 6 roofs and 2 parking lots;
  • The peak power of a single photovoltaic power generation module installed in the project is 540Wp;
  • The project duration is 235 days.

On Saturday, NIO announced a new line of its Power Up Plan from the south of Caiyun to Tibet. The whole journey is 2,252 km, with 17 charging and switching power stations arranged which represents a replenishment point every 141km.

Last week, NIO’s 3.0 version of Digital Cockpit system ASPEN won the User Interface Award at the 2022 edition of iF Design Awards. Each year, iF International Forum Design GmbH organizes one of the world’s most celebrated and valued design competitions: the iF DESIGN AWARD. In 2021, there were almost 10,000 submissions from 60 countries.

On Friday, the EV maker unveiled that the first batch of NIO ET5 model production line trial vehicles officially rolled off the production line. The construction of the production base started on April 29, 2021, and it took only one year from the breaking of ground to the commissioning of the first batch of full-process production lines, NIO said. The CEO William Li, congratulated the team and said “This is the speed of Hefei and the speed of NIO”.

Last week, NIO opened its 47th NIO House in Xiamen, south-east China. The EV maker has currently 47 NIO Houses across the globe and opened its first European one in Oslo (Norway), back in September 2021. NIO Houses are an open, welcoming space for our users and community to express, share and experience memorable moments together, the company states.

NIO reached on Wednesday a total of 500 vehicles delivered in Norway since its debut on September 30, 2021. Until now, only the ES8 Model is available but the sedan announced during NIO Day in December 2020 is arriving to the country in the last quarter of 2022.

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