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NIO confirms more ET5 details at Chengdu Motor Show, Pre-Production units roll off

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The EV maker NIO said Wednesday via its official App that the first batch of ET5 production line pre-production vehicles officially rolled off the production line at NIO’s second factory at NEO Park in Hefei, China.

The company confirmed that the achievement confirms “the beginning of the production line to formally verify the small batch production capacity of the vehicle to ensure that all parts are in a saleable state”.

In addition, NIO confirmed that more details — namely the ET5 interior — are going to be revealed during Chengdu Motor Show that will take place in the upcoming days in South China

“The ET5 is getting closer and closer, and we will bring you more information about the ET5 at the Chengdu Auto Show on August 26,” NIO said.

The EV maker detailed the next steps saying the production line will “continue to improve the quality status of parts and vehicles” followed by improving “the operational skills of production line personnel”. Next, NIO will carry out small-batch mass production operation verification and finally make the production line capable of mass production.

At the same time, the regulatory certification work for components such as smart cockpits and instruments is also carried out simultaneously at this stage. When the pre-production stage of the production line is completed, we will usher in the final mass production stage of ET5


Earlier this week, NIO posted a video of the shipping process of 200 NIO ET7 units confirming EV‘s recent report on August 11, the day that the ship left Lianyungang’s port in China.

Apart from that ship, Germany and Norway received another batch of NIO’s bigger sedan although in smaller quantities given its final purposes: test drives, internal road tests and presence at the showrooms.

Last week, NIO CEO William Li was seen in San Francisco with NIO’s Head of Real Estate in the United States, Scott Lifschultz, visiting multi-story buildings in view of the first NIO House in the United States.

Earlier in the week, Li visited NIO’s U.S. headquarters in the heart of Silicon Valley where the company has its R&D center for autonomous driving. As recently reported by EV, NIO Inc. plans to enter the U.S. market in 2025 and deploy the first Battery Swap Station in the country this November.

During the last NIO Day, held in December 2021, the company said it plans to be in over 25 countries and regions by 2025. The map displayed during the presentation includes countries such as the United States, Australia, France, and Japan, leaving out countries such as Canada and Brazil.

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