Nio’s battery swap network is starting to roll out in Europe. In Germany, some of the exchange stations will be installed at EnBW charging stations.
As in China, Nio intends to support its sales in Europe on its network of battery exchange stations. The data is quite clear, with this ambition: nearly 1000 stations installed on our continent by the end of 2025.
For the moment, the network remains embryonic with 2 stations in Norway, 3 in Germany, and the 2ᵉ under construction for the Netherlands. The network should in theory have 20 stations on December 31 of this year, and 120 in a year. Taking advantage of the relatively light construction of its stations, Nio is generally installed in the car parks of existing sites. The same strategy has been adopted for Europe. Last year, it was a partnership with Shell that was announced, and it is now with a major player in electric vehicle charging in Germany: EnBW.
This new agreement currently covers the installation of 20 exchange stations, on fast charging stations of the EnBW HyperNetz network. A first step with probably other stations to come later. This partnership should also give the Chinese manufacturer’s customers privileged access to the EnBW fast charging network, installed at more than 700 sites in Germany.
The battery exchange stations deployed by Nio in Europe are produced in Hungary, in a factory set up this fall. They are capable of carrying out more than 300 exchanges per day. In parallel, Nio should also deploy its own fast charging network.
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