NIO has a production pace of 377 units per day in April, announces the 200,000th vehicle

Written by Cláudio Afonso |

On April 25, NIO announced the 200,000th vehicle produced reaching “the second 100,000 units in only one year, once again setting the industry speed”. When announcing March 2022 and Q1 deliveries numbers on April 1, the company disclosed that cumulative deliveries of vehicles as of March 31, 2022 were 192,838 units.

The difference results in 7,162 vehicles produced during the first 25 days of April, an average of 286,48 units per day. Although, NIO’s Hefei Factory was closed for 6 days, from April 9 to April 14, when started gradually its normal production pace. That said, the company produced 7,162 in 19 days, an average of 377 units per day in April indicating around 9,050 deliveries this month. In March 2022, NIO delivered 9,985 vehicles (+37.6% year-over-year) resulting in a pace rate of 322 units delivered per day.

The strict measures applied by the Chinese Government earlier this month shutted down all the factories from different OEMs like NIO, Tesla, Volkswagen, and its suppliers making it expectable to see lower production numbers in April for all these automakers.

On April 9, NIO announced the suspension of the vehicles production due to Covid-19. NIO’s supply chain partners in Jilin (Shanghai) stopped production forcing the company to suspend the production of its vehicles. “Since March, due to the epidemic, the company’s supply chain partners in Jilin, Shanghai, Jiangsu and other places have stopped production one after another, and have not yet resumed. Affected by this, NIO vehicle production has been suspended.” — the company said.

200,000th rolls of the line

“This is another important milestone for NIO and a microcosm of the rapid development of China’s smart electric vehicle market. From May 2018 to April 2021, it took three years for NIO to achieve a leap from 100,000 to 200,000 high-end smart electric vehicles. Today, we reached the second 100,000 units in only one year, once again setting the industry speed.

200,000 vehicles, 200,000 user friends, 200,000 trust, and 200,000 expectations. Thank you to all users, friends, partners and colleagues for their trust and support. You are the driving force behind NIO’s development and the driving force for NIO to create more possibilities,” NIO stated.


Florian Otto, Director of Communications and Public Affairs at NIO Europe, will be among the speakers at the Automotive Dialogue on May 5. The event will be held by Voestalpine, an Austria-based steelmaker, and will count on top-class speakers from Toyota Motor Europe, Voestalpine Steel Division, NIO, and Magna International. The event will be held on May 5,2022 from 2:00 to 5:30 p.m. CET. Read more about the event here.

On Friday, NIO announced a strategic cooperation with WWF on Clean Parks ecological co-construction. Clean Parks is a global ecological co-construction plan initiated by NIO to implement the vision of Blue Sky Coming. It is also the world’s first open platform initiated by an automobile company to support the construction of national parks and protected areas — the EV maker said.

Last week, a white NIO ET7 Model was seen charging in Munich, Germany. The vehicle was using a charger from EWE Go Station, a German subsidiary of the fifth-largest energy supplier in the country, EWE AG. In late 2020, EWE Go announced a joint electrification project with McDonald’s, aiming to install charging points at over 1,000 restaurants in Germany by 2025.

Worm Capital released on Monday, April 18, its new research presentation on Tesla. When talking about Tesla’s competition, the authors present a production estimate for the biggest EV makers, predicting 1.6 million vehicles for Tesla and over 200k for NIO. If the Chinese electric vehicle maker reach this result, it will represent a 130% – 140% annual growth from 2021, when the company delivered 91,429 units.

Written by Cláudio Afonso |