William Li, the CEO of Chinese new energy firm NIO, said that planned July deliveries of its ET7 model were originally higher than the roughly 4,000 units recorded in June, but an insufficient supply of castings resulted in a drop in production by thousands of units.
Xpeng announced on Monday that it has recorded its highest-ever monthly delivery at 8,040 EVs for July, representing a 228% increase year-over-year, and a 22% increase from the previous month.
In response to a video saying that Li Auto's vehicle contains mercury, the company responded that they did not use toxic mercury in any production phase.
Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker NIO saw its deliveries fall in May due to a global semiconductor shortage, while rival XPeng’s sales continued to grow at a robust pace as the company managed to prevent the chip crisis from hobbling its business.
Chinese EV maker Li Auto announced its August delivery data on Sept. 2, which shows that the company delivered 2,711 Li ONE vehicles, the first and sole model of Li Auto, in August, a record high in monthly deliveries.