It is learned from NIO, on September 16, the first power swap station produced by NIO Energy’s European plant in Hungary was officially shipped to Germany. The delivery of this station indicates that NIO will accelerate the energy distribution in the European market and provide European users with more convenient power-up services.
The European factory of NIO Energy is the first factory built overseas by NIO, and it is also the European manufacturing center, service center and R&D center for NIO power-up products. The main business of NIO Energy’s European factory includes the manufacture and after-sales service of battery swap stations, the training of NIO’s European power-up business, and the research and development of power-up products.
The delivery of the first power swap station in the NIO’s European factory was witnessed by Chinese and Hungarian officials including Liu Bo, Minister Counselor of the Economic and Commercial Office of the Chinese Embassy in Hungary, Tamas Menczer, State Secretary for Bilateral Relations at the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Economic Affairs and Member of Parliament, Szilard Bolla, the Hungarian Consul General in Shanghai, and Rita Szep-Tuske, Deputy Director of the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency , as well as Qin Lihong, co-founder and president of NIO, Shen Fei, senior vice president of NIO Energy, and Zhang Hui, vice president of NIO Europe,
Liu Bo, Minister Counselor of the Economic and Commercial Office of the Chinese Embassy in Hungary, mentioned:
NIO is one of the leading electric vehicle manufacturers in China with global presence, R&D centers and manufacturing centers in different countries. I believe that NIO will continue to inspire innovation, emphasize independent research and development, and bring the world’s most advanced intelligent manufacturing technology and capabilities to Hungary.
Tamas Menczer, Member of Parliament, Secretary of State for Bilateral Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Economics of Hungary, also mentioned:
Although Europe is currently facing some challenges, the Hungarian government will do its best to ensure the production and operation of enterprises. Welcome NIO to invest and build a factory in Hungary. The power exchange can be completed in a few minutes, which is very commendable. We will provide more support for NIO’s future development in Europe.
Qin Lihong, co-founder and president of NIO, said:
The good diplomatic relations between China and Hungary have provided a solid foundation for business cooperation. Thanks to the Hungarian government for its support to NIO. Hungary has a particularly good investment environment. As a truly global company, NIO regards Hungary as an important step for NIO’s development in Europe.
With the commissioning of the NIO European factory, it will support us to deploy a total of 1,000 swap stations overseas by 2025; become the pioneering R&D center of NIO Europe, develop sustainable technologies with Oxford and Silicon Valley, and accelerate the realization of net zero emission. With years of practical experience in providing innovative power-up solutions for Chinese users, NIO will bring comprehensive power-up services to European users.