On April 4th, William Li, the founder, chairman and CEO of NIO, recently stated that NIO has currently deployed 1,326 battery swapping stations and 52 destination charging routes in China. Users have completed nearly 20 million battery swaps.
William Li said, ‘NIO not only has battery swapping technology, but we are also very active in the layout of charging stations. 500kW ultra-fast charging stations have already started to be installed.’
NIO officially announced that the users have completed 20 million battery swaps, with an average of over 45,000 daily swap services provided. On average, one car departs from a battery swap station every 1.9 seconds. NIO will accelerate the layout of its charging stations and provide more convenient battery swapping services for its users in 2023.
NIO previously planned to build over 1,700 battery swapping stations and more than 20,000 charging piles in China.
The third-generation NIO Power Swap Station adopts a brand-new three-position collaborative swapping mode, reducing the swapping time by 20%. The number of battery compartments has increased to 21, and the daily service capacity of a single station can reach 408 times, an increase of 30% compared to the second-generation swap station.
It is reported that the third-generation swap station uses NIO‘s self-developed HPC bidirectional high-power liquid-cooled power module, which is globally innovative with a maximum efficiency of 98% and charging/discharging power of 62.5 kW.
NIO‘s 500kW ultra-fast charging station has a maximum power of 500kW and a maximum current of 660A, which can shorten the charging time. In terms of charging speed, NIO claims that it only takes 20 minutes to charge from 10% to 80% for the 400V model and only takes 12 minutes for the 800V model.
According to relevant data, in March 2023, NIO delivered 10,378 new vehicles, a year-on-year increase of 3.9%. Among them, 3,203 high-end intelligent electric SUVs were delivered and 7,175 high-end intelligent electric vehicles were delivered.