On the same day that NIO launched the 1,000th Battery Swap Station, the company hosted the 2022 NIO Power Day broadcasting the event via Weibo and WeChat social platforms. Qin Lihong, NIO’s president and co-founder, unveiled what the company is working on for the upcoming months namely the new ultra-fast charger and the third generation of NIO’s Battery Swap Stations.
“More products and technological innovations will be launched soon: 500kW super fast charge, Third-generation of Battery Swap Stations, and also an 800v high-voltage platform battery pack and supporting power exchange system, open to the whole industry”, NIO said.
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The company added that the 500kW ultra-fast charger has a peak current of 650A, a liquid-cooled gun velvet and that will be available within half a year being released in China and in Europe at the same time.
On Monday, the EV maker announced that has reached a total of 10 million battery swaps four years after launching its first Battery Swap Station in China providing users with a cumulative mileage of more than 1.98 billion kilometers. The NIO user with the most battery swaps has been to 169 Stations and swapped the battery 1,364 times.
Nowadays, NIO provides battery swap services more than 30,000 times a day for power exchange stations, which is equivalent to an average of one NIO starting from the Battery Swap station at full power every 2.8 seconds.
Recently, William Li reiterated the company’s goal of achieving 1,300 Battery Swap Stations worldwide by the end of the year and confirmed the plan to have a plant to build these facilities in Europe.
NIO will enter 4 new European Markets in 2022: Germany, Denmark, Sweden, and The Netherlands. During the last NIO Day, the company revealed that will be present in 25 Countries by 2025.