NIO Europe VP reiterates plan to have at least 1,300 PS Stations outside of China by 2025

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NIO Europe Vice-President Hui Zhang was among the invited speakers at the fourth edition of MOVE that was held in London on 15-16 June, 2022. The topics covered by Hui Zhang were the power to enable electrification that comes with Battery-as-a-Service (BaaS) and NIO‘s Power Swap Stations.

Through a LinkedIn post, Hui Zhang enhanced NIO‘s expansion to another 4 European markets later this year (Germany, Sweden, The Netherlands and Denmark) and the company’s plan to have “at least 1,000 of our Power Swap Stations outside of China by 2025”.


Every year, OEMs, transport operators, tech companies, energy companies, fast-growing startups and policymakers gather MOVE event to discover next-generation technologies being brought into the marketplace.

“MOVE, one of the world’s most important mobility events, was back and I was invited to present on the Main Stage on the opening day. The power to enable electrification that comes with Battery-as-a-Service (BaaS) and Power Swap Stations, was the key topic for delegates. 
Compelling take up rates, now over 90 percent in Norway, underlines the positive disruption NIO will bring to Europe, particularly as we enter Germany, Sweden, The Netherlands and Denmark in 2022,” NIO Europe said. 

“Despite radical transformation, I don’t expect our passion for the car will change. I firmly believe NIO’s disruptive technologies and innovations, such as battery swapping and Power Swap Stations, will now inspire others to come on that journey towards emobility with us”.

Every speaker at MOVE was asked to make a pledge and on behalf of NIO, mine was to ramp up our presence in key European markets and have at least 1,000 of our Power Swap Stations outside of China by 2025. #Blueskycoming,” Zhang concluded.

On Thursday, NIO hosted a communication event with some NIO users in Hefei where they had the opportunity to ask the management team some questions. When answering about the Battery Swap Stations, NIO‘s CEO reiterated the company’s goal of achieving 1,300 Battery Swap Stations worldwide by the end of the year and the plan to have a plant to build these facilities in Europe.

As initially reported by EV on April 15, the EV maker started looking for a EU Plant Manager in Hungary last April. The company aims to produce Battery Swap Stations (BSS) and Charging Piles in Europe to avoid exporting costs from China. The position is located in Budapest (Hungary) suggesting that the company could build/ buy a factory there in the upcoming months and establish its European BSS production centre in the country.

Earlier this week, NIO hosted on Wednesday morning a product launch event where it unveiled a new medium five-seater SUV with an NT2.0 platform, NIO ES7. The model was rated a five-star safety of C-NCAP and Euro NCAP tests, a Cd of 0.263 and a tarting price of RMB 468,000 ($69,700 USD).

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