For 2023, Nio has seriously increased its ambitions, wanting to deploy 1000 battery exchange stations before the end of the year. An ambitious goal, on the verge of being achieved.
After deploying some 1,300 battery exchange stations over its first five years, Nio announced that it wanted to deploy 1,000 new stations in 2023 alone. This would bring the total number to 2,300 as of December 31. An objective which seems like a gamble, but which ultimately seems tenable. The Chinese manufacturer now has 1998 stations in China and has therefore deployed nearly 700 stations in 8 months, since the challenge was launched by William Li at the end of February. The step remains high, but not impossible to cross.
With 600 stations along the highways, Nio covers six “horizontal” and four “longitudinal” axes of the Chinese network. Most of the installations are also done in town, more than 70% of customers have a station less than 3 km from their home. Battery exchange is therefore a solution for customers who do not have the possibility of charging at home.
Let’s also not forget that Nio operates 1865 fast charging stations, with a total of 8858 chargers.
However, this ambition is only valid in China. In Europe the manufacturer seems to have much more difficulty installing its stations. He has also revised downwards his objective for 2023: 80 and no longer 120 as hoped at the start of the year. But with only 26 stations currently open, the target seems almost impossible to achieve.
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