The EV maker NIO said on Wednesday that it will open its second NIO House outside China in the Norwegian city of Bergen on September 15. The new space has a total of 312 square meters and will be located at Strandgaten 15.
Earlier this month, the company inaugurated in the country its second European Battery Swap Station which is also located in Vestby, at a strategic point between the Norwegian capital Oslo and the Swedish city of Gothenburg, a 300km route.
“Now it’s finally official: We’ll open NIO Bergen on September 15th! This will be our second location in Norway and it is extra nice that we can open in historic Kløverhuset.”
Vestby’s station is located at Svarthagsveien 1, 1540, and allows the customers to travel between the cities without having to stop additional times to charge the battery.
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In late January, NIO CEO William Li and NIO Norway Manager Marius Hayler gathered in Oslo with 20 NIO users where it was confirmed the arrival of the ET7 sedan to the country in the last quarter of the year.
The inauguration of the NIO House in Bergen is part of the plan to open three new spaces in the country, as recently said by the Communication Specialist in Norway Asbjørn Mitusch in late May.
In Stavanger, NIO will establish itself in Haakon VII’s gate 7, and the venue will be a total of 248 square meters. In Trondheim, NIO will enter Søndre gate 4-10 with a 366 square meters space. In addition, the company is planning to open the fifth in Kristiansand.
On April 27, NIO reached 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 in the country in the last quarter of 2022. The Scandinavian country has been the entrance point to the European market for many automakers due to its strong EV adoption.
“We are in negotiations about property players in Kristiansand, and at best we may be able to open this location in 2022, but it is somewhat uncertain,” Mitusch added.
NIO will enter 4 new European Markets in the upcoming months: Germany, Denmark, Sweden, and The Netherlands. During the last NIO Day, the company revealed that will arrive in 25 countries by 2025.