NIO announced on Wednesday that will start building its second European Battery Swap Station on May 30. The station will be located in Vestby (Norway) and will be a hub for customers travelling between the Norwegian capital Oslo and Gothenburg, Sweden.
“We will open one of Europe’s first battery replacement stations in Vestby. This will be located at Svarthagsveien 1, 1543 Vestby. Construction will start as early as 30 May 2022. The station will be a hub between Oslo and Gothenburg,” the EV manufacturer said.
According to what NIO‘s Communication Specialist in Norway Asbjørn Mitusch told local media, NIO will also open three new NIO Houses in the Nordic country. In the third quarter, NIO will open the second space in Bergen after arriving Oslo in 2021. The other two showrooms are located in Stavanger and in Trondheim and will open in the fourth quarter of 2022, as confirmed by Mitusch.
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 to 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.
Earlier this year, the company opened its first European Battery Swap Station near Oslo, where it opened its first NIO House. NIO‘s CEO William Li and NIO’s Manager of Norway gathered there with 20 NIO users back in January where they confirmed the arrival of the ET7 sedan to the country in Q4 2022. When it comes to NIO ET5, the model with 1,000km range will be available in Norway (and several other global markets) during the Spring of 2023.