According to NIO, Clean Parks was announced by NIO at NIO DAY last year, and it is a global ecological co-construction plan initiated by NIO. Currently, the United Nations Development Program and the World Wildlife Fund for Wildlife have been involved.
The purpose is to give full play to the advantages of clean energy use, join hands with all parties to support the use of smart electric vehicles in global nature reserves, build clean energy infrastructure, build a clean and low-carbon energy self-circulation system, and protect the authenticity and integrity of the ecosystem.
At present, NIO has established 9 domestic ecological co-construction projects in Sanjiangyuan National Park, Hainan Tropical Rainforest National Park, and Northeast Tiger and Leopard National Park, and has reached a cooperation with the Danish Nature Conservation Association to support the cleaning and patrolling of four nature reserves in Denmark.
Why has NIO invested so much effort into this?
At a recent media meeting, Qin Lihong said: After a trip to Europe last week, I understand, because an electric car company must be an environmental protection company. This is the mainstream value recognition in Europe, otherwise you will not be able to recruit people or sell cars.
In a sense, what NIO needs to do in Europe at the moment is to have a sense of identity and integrate into the mainstream local concepts.
Talking about recruitment, NIO is still doing research and development overseas.
At present, NIO’s R&D team is distributed in five cities in China (Beijing, Shanghai, Hefei, Shenzhen, Hangzhou), and there is a R&D center in Singapore that has landed and is growing, and there are four locations in Europe – the United Kingdom Oxford, Munich, Germany, Berlin (European autopilot and smart cockpit testing and R&D team, currently has hundreds of people), and Hungary (European version of charging and swapping facilities and grid interaction R&D layout), as well as San Jose in the United States.