NIO confirmed on Friday, via Twitter, that will enter the Netherlandish market with its sedan model NIO ET7 instead of the NIO ES8 used to enter Norway in September 2021. At the time, when the Shanghai-based EV maker entered the first European market, the ET7 model was already known but not in the production phase.
When asked about which vehicles will be available in the last quarter of the year in the Netherlands, NIO answered, “We will start with the ET7 in the Netherlands”.
The EV manufacturer 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.
In late January, NIO CEO William Li and Marius Hayle — the Manager of NIO Norway — gathered with 20 NIO users for a discussion where it was revealed that the ET7 Model will arrive in Norway during the last quarter of the year. At the same day, NIO also announced that the ET5 Model — with a 1,000km range — will be available in Norway (and “several other global markets”) during the Spring of 2023.
In April, a white NIO ET7 Model was seen charging in Munich (Germany) at an EWE Go Station, a German subsidiary of the fifth-largest energy supplier in the country, EWE AG.
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The model has seen a great demand in the Chinese market having a 6 months waiting list for the sedan unveiled on January 2021, during NIO Day. On March 22, our local source was in direct contact with NIO Sales Department and was told that the currently expected waiting time for the model is 6 months. The timeframe given by NIO indicates that EV enthusiasts living in China that still didn’t place an order for the sedan will have to wait until September to receive the car.
Earlier this week, NIO’s Europe Vice-President Hui Zhang was present at the Join Sweden Summit in Stockholm ahead of the expansion to the Nordic country. In an interview with Dagens Industri, Zhang was asked about NIO’s competition in Sweden with Tesla and the Swedish Polestar where he replied to enhancing the company’s business models such as the Power Swap Stations and the BaaS (Battery as a Service).
On April 27, NIO reached a total of 500 vehicles delivered in Norway since its debut on September 30, 2021. The Scandinavian country has been the entrance point to the European market for many EV makers due to its strong EV adoption.
On the first day of June, the company reported 7,024 vehicles delivered in May showing an increase year-over-year and also from the previous month, when delivered 5,074 units. On NIO App, William Li answered customers and enthusiasts saying “Thank you all! We will continue to work hard in June”.