Nio’s VP Vehicle Engineering: “The final round of calibration and validation is starting, exciting months ahead”

Danilo Teobaldi, Nio’s Vice President Vehicle Engineering, reacted to the new model ET5 news rolling out of plant saying “The final round of calibration and validation is starting, exciting months ahead”. The Italian Teobaldi is with Nio since the early days, having joined the company in July 2015 being the 44th employee of the company.

Source: LinkedIn

On January 30th, Nio announced that the production and manufacturing of ET5 Model is “in full swing” in the Hefei Factory. The first units of the model unveiled during the last NIO Day, held last December, are expected to be delivered in September 2022. Recently, CEO William Li revealed that the Nio ET5 would also arrive in Norway and some other overseas markets from spring 2023.


Before joining Nio back in 2015, Teobaldi worked during 5 years in Qoros Automotive, a joint venture between Chinese auto maker Chery and Kenon Holdings under Israel Corporation. After that, Teobaldi entered Nio as the Director of Advanced Engineering where stayed for almost an year and a half before being promoted to Senior Director, Vehicle Integration and Advanced Engineering in September 2016. After more than 3 years, Teobaldi became Vice President Vehicle Engineering at Nio, keeping an important role on the company development since then.

Source: NIO

Teobaldi works in the Automotive Industry for more than 20 years, he started in an independent engineering company under the Audi/ Volkswagen Group called ItalDesign. Due to its independence he was able to work with many differents types of vehicles, from Performance cars to SUV models.

Danilo Teobaldi, Nio’s VP Vehicle Engineering

Check below the apresentation of Danilo Teobaldi where he spokes about his past on the Auto Industry:


Last week, the most read newspaper in Norway, Verdens Gang, reviewed Nio ES8 Model with a final score of 5 out of 6.

Verdens Gang, generally known under the abbreviation VG, is a Norwegian newspaper founded in 1945 and is the most read online newspaper in Norway, with more than 2 million daily readers. ES8 is currently the only model available in Norway however Nio is already getting ready to sell the new ET7 and ET5 Models in the Scandinavian country. Here’s what V.G. said:

“NIO is not just a new Chinese car brand in Norway, it’s also a new mindset for services around cars. The car can either be bought with a battery in the normal way, or you can rent it for a monthly fee. This involves a certain number of battery swaps per month at so-called Power Swap Stations (PSS). Six minutes on the ramp and the tank is full. This also makes the real prices a bit difficult to get a handle on. Because what pays off for the individual, buying with or without a battery?”


The EV maker delivered 9,652 vehicles in January 2022, representing an increase of 33.6% year-over-year. The deliveries consisted of 1,531 ES8s, the Company’s six- or seven-seater flagship premium smart electric SUV, 5,247 ES6s, the Company’s five-seater high-performance premium smart electric SUV, and 2,874 EC6s, the Company’s five-seater premium smart electric coupe SUV. As of January 31, 2022, cumulative deliveries of the ES8, ES6 and EC6 reached 176,722 vehicles.

In addition, the Company has been accelerating the deployment of its power, sales and service network. As of January 31, 2022, NIO has built 836 Power Swap stations, 3,766 Power Chargers and 3,656 destination chargers, and opened 42 NIO Houses, 341 NIO Spaces, 55 NIO Service Centers and 180 authorized service centers across China. The infrastructure expansion serves as the solid foundation to continuously bring experiences beyond expectations to users.