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The NIO logo ably represents the company’s Chinese name Weilai, which stands for Blue Sky Coming. The top part of the NIO logo represents the sky, vision, openness, and the future, while the bottom part represents the earth, action, direction, and forward momentum.

The guiding philosophy for NIO is Blue Sky Coming and stands for the company’s commitment to a better and brighter future.

NIO is an electric Chinese car maker that was founded by William Li, aka Li Bin, in 2014. The company is headquartered in Shanghai, China, and specializes in designing and manufacturing electric vehicles.The Nio Logo was designed with the idea of having the sky and earth incorporated into the design. The top part of the logo represents the sky giving the presence of vision. The bottom part of the logo represents earth, creating action. The logo is simple and easy to remember for branding purposes. I think they nailed the overall look and idea of the logo.

NIO (Weilai in Chinese) is a global Chinese automobile manufacturer that designs and develops electric vehicles. Headquartered in Shanghai, China, the company also takes part in the Formula E Championship, though it has stopped funding the motorsport championship after selling its Formula E Team to Lisheng Racing.

NIO and the Nio Logo was established by William Li (Li Bin in Chinese) in November 2014. Li is also the Chairman of NextEV and Bitauto. After NIO’s launch, a number of companies invested in the firm, including Temasek, Tencent, Lenovo, TPG, and Sequoia. NIO’s first car model, the NIO EP9, was launched the same day the company was founded.

In 2016, the California Department of Vehicles gave NIO permission to road-test its vehicles, and the company announced that it’d start testing its vehicles on public roads. According to NIO, it planned to introduce vehicles with Level 3 and Level 4 driving autonomy.

NIO launched its first battery swap location in Nanshan, Guangdong, China, in May 2018, under the name “Power Swap Station.” This station would only have batteries for ES8 vehicles. In September the same year, NIO filed for an initial public offering worth $1.8 billion on the NYSE.

In April 2020, the company announced a $1 billion funding from a bunch of new Chinese investors, which the company badly needed due to its struggles at selling its cars. As part of this new deal, NIO would relinquish its assets to NIO China, a new subsidiary that would be based in Hefei, China.

In August of the same year, NIO launched BaaS (Battery as a Service) and founded a battery-oriented asset management firm in conjunction with Hubei Science and Technology Investment Group Ltd, Contemporary Amperex Technology Company Limited, and a Guotai Junan Intl Holdings Ltd subsidiary. Each company contributed RMB200 million (about $33 million) toward the venture for a 25% stake each. Baas helps reduce the buying price of electric vehicles from NIO by around 25%.

NIO announced an expansion plan in Norway in May 2021, saying it’d start delivering vehicles to the country by September 2021. True to its word, the company delivered 24,439 ES6, ES8, and EC6 cars, a new third-quarter record representing a 100.2% growth year on year.

NIO brings together the world’s technology and automotive movers and shakers across its offices in Shanghai, Beijing, London, Munich, San Jose, and six other international locations.

Shanghai: NIO’s worldwide head office is located in Shanghai. The head office employees are mainly in charge of manufacturing operations, integrated vehicle R&D, marketing, sales, and customer service.

San Jose: NIO’s worldwide software development center and North American headquarters is located in the Silicon Valley and covers more than 187,000 square feet.

Munich: Munich is NIO’s design headquarters, and it’s known for its great track record in automotive design.

London: NIO’s office in London serves as the company’s Formula E team base and is in charge of the performance program. The key responsibilities of the London office include NIO’s supercar development, strategic management, and commercial Formula E running.

NIO Pilot: This is NIO’s SAE Level 2 half autonomous system that comes with ADAS features. It was introduced at the same time as the company’s ES8 model. The NIO pilot has been improved upon with a number of over-the-air upgrades throughout 2018 as well as 2019, introducing features like lane keeping, lane departure warnings, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, traffic jam pilot, auto lane change, highway pilot, and lots more.

The NIO Pilot Sensor set consists of 5 radars, one trifocal forward camera, one driver monitor camera, and 12 ultrasonic sensors. NIO became the first car manufacturer to establish a vehicle model that uses the EyeQ4 vision chip from Mobileye.

NIO partnered with Mobileye in November 2019 to make a consumer car boasting Mobileye’s full Level 4 self-driving system that might be available to customers by 2022.

NIO Service refers to NIO’s group of service centers.

NIO Life refers to NIO’s clothing line, made in conjunction with Hussein Chalayan.

NIO Power refers to NIO’s group of battery swap locations, power home, power mobile, as well, as superchargers. The company has 122 battery swap stations all over China, including 18 swap stations along the country’s G4 Expressway.

While Tesla has given battery swapping a try, it has never fully deployed it and instead uses its Supercharger network. On the other hand, NIO has put together an operational network of about 700 battery swap locations that cover thousands of expressways in China.

The first stage was setting up 18 battery swap locations in 14 different areas along China’s G4 Expressway, a 1,412-mile road connecting the national capital Beijing with the world’s biggest urban area comprising Shenzhen and Hong Kong called the Pearl River Delta. This project was finished in November 2018.

In the second phase, battery swap stations were installed in 8 areas along the 753-mile-long G2 Expressway, which links Beijing with Shanghai. The second phase was finished in January 2019.

By August 2020, NIO had installed 143 battery swap locations across 64 Chinese cities and done more than 800,000 swaps for its clients.

These battery swap stations reportedly complete the swapping within five minutes.

In March 2021, NIO finished its two millionth swap in Suzhou. In addition, the company has also set up 193 battery swap stations, 327 destination stations, and 134 supercharging stations across China.

In December 2021, NIO set up its 700th battery swapping location in China, reaching its yearly target well in advance. The company’s second-generation battery swapping location allows the car to automatically find parking in the station, allowing users to have a 3-minute battery swap without stepping out of their vehicle.

Thus far, NIO has completed more than 5.3 million battery swaps for customers in China. Battery swaps have turned into one of the best power fixes among NIO users.

NOMI is an artificial intelligence technology that’s reportedly the first in-car artificial intelligence system in production cars. NOMI can open and close windows, halt the vehicle’s navigation, change the cabin temperature, and control the music. And something unique to NIO vehicles is that they can take a passengers’ selfie in the cabin.

One of the pioneering Formula E teams is the one from NIO, which originally competed under the moniker Team China Racing. Prior to the end of the first season, the team was renamed NEXTEV TCR.

In the inaugural season, Team China Racing’s lead racer Nelson Piquet Jr was named the best driver in the FIA Formula E after clinching two races in Moscow and Long Beach. However, NIO’s Formula E team only managed a 4th place finish in constructor’s title race, partly due to a revolving door cast of second-choice drivers that didn’t taste consistent success like Piquet.

The FIA Formula E Championship allowed for car development from the second season onwards, with different teams coming up with powertrains of their own. NIO deployed its very own NEXTEV powertrain design, but it experienced a drop in team performances for the constructor’s title as they finished just 9th in the second season, 6th in the third season, and 8th in the fourth season.

The team had gone through three name changes by this time, namely NEXTEV, NEXTEV NIO, and just NIO. In the fifth season, the team’s meager successes dwindled even further as it languished first in 11th place and then last in the standings.

For the sixth season (2019-2020), Lisheng Racing acquired NIO’s Formula E team and renamed it NIO 333 Racing. And for the first time ever, NIO didn’t provide its own powertrain design for the vehicle, opting instead to use the previous year’s powertrain named Dragon. This powertrain was renamed under NIO’s brand name, and NIO was listed as a manufacturer.

Tesla: Founded by Elon Musk in 2003, Tesla is a renowned California-based electric vehicle manufacturer and clean energy company. It provides its customers with some of the most powerful electric vehicles and the best alternatives, hence its dominance in the market. The autopilot mode is Tesla’s most effective feature.

Apart from designing and manufacturing electric vehicles, Tesla also makes solar panels, solar roof tiles, battery energy storage, as well as other associated products and services.

Rivian: Rivian is an American electric car manufacturer that will provide NIO with serious competition in the near future. The company has recently raised its investment by $2.5 billion.

Prior to that, it had managed to raise $1.2 billion in two rounds of funding. According to reports, Rivian intends to start manufacturing its RIS SUV and RIT pickup in 2022.

Li Auto: Li Auto is a Chinese smart electric vehicle maker that Li Xiang founded in 2015. In both 2020 and 2021, the firm was listed on the Hong Kong and US stock exchanges.

Li Auto became the first Chinese company to manufacture extended-range electric cars with a small gasoline-powered engine that can generate extra energy for the battery. The company is making extended-range vehicles because of insufficient charging facilities in China—less than a quarter of families in major cities have adequate space for setting up a home charger.

Li Auto currently sells a 6-seat premium SUV it first made in 2019 named the Li ONE model and a newer Li ONE model in 2021. By March 2021, Li Auto had generated $547.5 million in revenue, fuelled by soaring demand for electric vehicles.

NIO Inc. is a pioneering premium electric vehicle manufacturer in China. The company designs jointly makes and sells smart premium electric vehicles, pushing innovations in futuristic technologies when it comes to autonomous driving, artificial intelligence, and connectivity.

Redefining user experience, NIO provides customers with comprehensive, innovative, and convenient charging solutions as well as other user-oriented service offerings. The Chinese name for NIO is Weilai (Blue Sky Coming in English), which reflects the company’s vision and devotion to a more eco-friendly future.

NIO developed its first model, the EP9 supercar, in 2016. Along with strong driving performance and attractive design, the EP9 delivers incredible acceleration and first-class electric powertrain technology, positioning the company as a luxury brand.

NIO launched its first volume-made electric car, the ES8, in December 2017 and started making deliveries towards the end of June 2018. A premium, 7-seater 100% aluminum alloy body electric SUV, the ES8 offers exceptional functionality, performance, and mobility lifestyle.

In December 2018, NIO officially introduced the ES6, a premium, 5-seater high-performance electric SUV, and started delivering the model in June 2019.

Anil Kayal
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Description Shanghai, on China’s central coast, is the country's biggest city and a global financial hub. Its heart is the Bund, a famed waterfront promenade lined with colonial-era buildings. Across the Huangpu River rises the Pudong district’s futuristic skyline, including 632m Shanghai Tower and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, with distinctive pink spheres. Sprawling Yu Garden has traditional pavilions, towers and ponds. ― Google

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Nio Inc. (Chinese: 蔚来; pinyin: Wèilái; stylised as NIO) is a Chinese multinational automobile manufacturer headquartered in Shanghai, specializing in designing and developing electric vehicles. The company develops battery-swapping stations for its vehicles, as an alternative to conventional charging stations. The company has raised over $5 billions from investors. In 2021, Nio plans to expand to 25 different countries and regions by 2025.

After the brand launch in the Saatchi Gallery in London in 2016, several companies invested in Nio, including Tencent, Temasek, Sequoia, Lenovo and TPG. Its first model, the Nio EP9 sports car, debuted the same day the brand was established.

In October 2016, Nio announced that it had been given an "Autonomous Vehicle Testing Permit" by the California DMV and it would begin testing on public roads under the "Autonomous Vehicle Tester Program" guidelines as part of its autonomous vehicle program. According to the company, it planned to launch vehicles with level-three and level-four autonomy.

In May 2018, Nio opened its first battery swap station in the Nanshan District of Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, dubbed the "Power Swap Station". Only batteries for ES8 cars would be available from this station.

In September 2018, the company filed for a US$1.8 billion initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange.

In late April 2020, Nio announced approximately US$1 billion in new funding from a group of Chinese investors, which was needed due to the company's struggles to sell its vehicles. As part of the deal, Nio would transfer assets to a new subsidiary called Nio China, which will be headquartered in Hefei.

In August 2020, Nio launched Battery as a Service (BaaS) and formed a battery asset management company in collaboration with Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited ("CATL"), Hubei Science Technology Investment Group Co., Ltd. and a subsidiary of Guotai Junan International Holdings Limited. Each contributing roughly US$31.6 million (CN¥200 million) into the venture, for 25% equity. BaaS helps lower the purchase price of Nio electric vehicles by about 25%.

In May 2021, Nio announced a Norway expansion plan, saying it would begin delivering cars to Norway by September 2021. In the third quarter of 2021, Nio delivered 24,439 ES8, ES6, and EC6, a new quarterly record representing a growth of 100.2% year over year.

At Nio Day in December 2021, Nio announced it would bring its User Enterprise to Germany, Denmark, Netherlands and Sweden in 2022.

On 22 February 2022, it was announced that Nio is planning to venture into China's smartphone market and preparing to make its own handsets. The company has formed a smartphone division in Shenzhen, and is hiring staff to expand the team. The move is preceded by similar plans to manufacture smartphones by automakers Geely and Volvo.

Nio's first car was the EP9 electric hypercar, presented the same day the brand was launched. Nio revealed the ES8, a seven-seater electric SUV in December 2017 and began deliveries of the ES8 in June 2018. Nio launched the ES6, a five-seater electric SUV, in December 2018, and began deliveries in June 2019. In December 2019, Nio launched the EC6, a five-seater electric coupe SUV with deliveries beginning in September 2020. Nio launched ET7, its electric sedan, in January 2021 and revealed ET5, its most compact sedan at Nio Day in December 2021.

To date, Nio has revealed two concept cars; EVE at SXSW 2017 and ET Preview at Auto Shanghai 2019.

Nio's battery swap stations allow owners to upgrade the capacity of their battery packs, either temporarily or permanently. These battery swapping stations have a reported swapping time of under five minutes.

Unlike Tesla, which has tried battery swapping but has never deployed it on a large scale and relies instead on its Supercharger network, Nio has built a functioning network of 1,305 battery-swap stations that covers several thousand kilometres of Chinese expressways.

The first phase was installing 18 battery-swap stations in 14 different locations along the G4 expressway, a 2,273-kilometre-long (1,412 mi) road connecting Beijing (the national capital) with the Pearl River Delta (world's largest urban area where Hong Kong and Shenzhen are located). This was completed in November 2018.

The second phase consisted of installing battery-swap stations in 8 locations along the G2 expressway, a 1,212-kilometre-long (753 mi) road connecting Beijing with Shanghai. This phase was completed in January 2019.

On 24 March 2021, Nio completed its 2 millionth battery swap in the city of Suzhou. It has also deployed 193 battery swapping stations, 134 supercharging stations, and 327 destination stations across China.

On 10 December 2021, Nio installed its 700th battery swap station in China, hitting its annual target ahead of schedule, Nio's second-generation battery swap station allows the vehicle to automatically park into the station, with which users can experience a three-minute battery swap while staying inside the vehicle. So far, Nio has provided over 5.3 million swaps to users in China. Battery swapping has become one of the favourite power solutions among Nio users.

As of May 2022, Nio has opened its first swap station in Europe, located in Norway, with plans to expand in other cities.

As of December 31 2022, Nio built 1,305 battery swap stations over all provincial administrative regions in China. Nio currently provides an average of 40,000 battery swap services today, and a total of 15 million battery swap services.

NOMI is Nio's digital assistant for the car dashboard to provide a closer engagement with its drivers and passengers and Nio claims is the world's first in-car AI system for production vehicles.

The NOMI Mate 2.0 features a circular AMOLED display and incorporates artificial intelligence with a human face-like interface that swivels and blinks its oval ‘eyes’ to address each vehicle occupant directly, depending on their location.

NOMI learns user preferences over time to understand the specific context of the car in relation to its owner. For example, NOMI can set the personal seating and steering wheel positions whenever it senses a driver approaching the vehicle. Users can also give NOMI verbal commands to adjust the cabin temperature, open or close windows, or snap an in-car selfie and have it displayed on the radio screen.

Nio Pilot is the company's SAE level 2 semi-autonomous system that offers ADAS features. It launched with the introduction of Nio's ES8 model. Several over the air updates throughout 2018 and 2019 has enhanced Nio Pilot with features such as lane keeping, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, highway pilot (Nio Navigate on Pilot, NNOP), traffic Jam assistance, auto lane change and more.

Nio Pilot sensor suite consists of 23 sensors, including a trifocal forward camera, 5 radars, 12 ultrasonic sensors and a driver monitor camera. Nio was the first automaker to launch a car model utilizing Mobileye's EyeQ4 vision chip.

In August 2021, Lin Wenqin, a 31-year-old Chinese man, was killed after his Nio ES8 collided with a construction vehicle. Nio's self-driving feature was still in beta, and could not deal with static obstacles. Though the vehicle's manual at the time clearly stated that the driver must take over when nearing construction sites, there was an issue regarding whether the feature was improperly marketed and unsafe. Lawyers of the family of the person killed called into question Nio's private access to the vehicle, which they argue could lead to the data being falsified.

In November 2019, Nio announced a partnership with Mobileye to develop a consumer car equipped with Mobileye's complete Level 4 self-driving system called Aquila that could be sold to consumers by 2022. Aquila features 33 sensors, including 11 high-resolution cameras, LiDAR, 5 radars, 12 ultrasonic sensors, and two high-precision positioning units: V2X and ADMS.

The system was first on board of the Nio ET7. The company begun deliveries of the model in Q1 of 2022.

The new Nio Adam supercomputer is one of the most powerful platforms to run in a vehicle. With four NVIDIA DRIVE Orin processors, Adam achieves more than 1,000 TOPS of performance. All of Nio’s NT 2.0 platform vehicles — such as the ET7, ET5, ES7, EC7, 2nd Gen ES8 — are built on the Nio Adam supercomputer, with four NVIDIA DRIVE Orinsystems-on-a-chip (SoC) at its core.

On April 7, 2021, NIO produced its 100,000th electric vehicle.

On April 26, 2022, NIO announced its 200,000th electric car rolling off the production line.

On December 12, 2022, NIO announced it's 300,000 electric car rolling off the production line.

Nio Life is the company's design lifestyle brand. The brand launched in 2018 with a capsule collection made in collaboration with Hussein Chalayan. In 2021 Nio Life launched its sustainable fashion label "Blue Sky Lab". The label collaborated with the Parsons School of Design challenging students to create new products made of leftover car manufacturer materials and, thereby, providing opportunities for young designers.

Nio Service is the company's network of service centers. Nio Users can request a "pick-up-and-delivery" service for their car to the service center. Additionally, mobile service vehicles can carry out simple maintenance work on demand.

Nio Power is the company's network of battery swap stations, power mobile, power home and super chargers. Nio has 1,305 swap Stations around China as of December 31, 2022, including 346 battery swap stations along highways. In addition to the 1,305 battery swap stations, Nio has 1,223 supercharging stations in China and 1,058 destination charging stations.

William Li is a Chinese business executive and entrepreneur who is the founder and CEO of the electric car manufacturer Nio. In June 2021, Bloomberg Billionaires Index estimated Li's net worth to be US$7.11 billion. Li co-founded and invested in over 40 companies in the internet and automotive industries.

Lihong Qin is a Chinese business executive. He is a co-founder and CEO of the electric car manufacturer Nio.

Kris Tomasson is an American industrial designer and vice president of Design at NIO.

Early life and education

Kris Tomasson was born in New York to Marlene and Helgi Tómasson. He studied transportation design at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and graduated with honours as a Bachelor of Science (BS).


After graduation, he worked as a designer in various companies, from 1992 to 1998 for the first time for BMW, then as design director, Innovation of the Arnell Group, for The Coca-Cola Company (Global Design Director), Gulfstream Aerospace, Ford and from April 2014 to May 2015 again for BMW, where he worked for the body design of the i-models was responsible. In June 2015, he moved from BMW to the Chinese start-up company Next EV. Nio has focused on the development and production of electric cars. The design studio where Tomasson is based is located in Munich/Bogenhausen. Kris has a number of patents for his designs.

Hui Zhang is vice president Nio Europe. He manages both the German and UK locations of the electric car manufacturer.


After studying in Beijing and Utah, Hui Zhang completed his MBA in International Management at Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences in 2002. Initially, he worked in purchasing and supply chain management at VOITH AG in China and Germany. After positions at KIEKERT AG as Vice general manager and at Lotus as general manager from 2011, he was responsible for the Business Group Industry and Healthcare China at Leoni AG as a China Board Member from 2014 . Hui Zhang is Deputy Chairman of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Germany.

The Nio team is one of the original Formula E teams, originally competing under the name Team China Racing. Before the first season was completed, they rebranded as NEXTEV TCR. In this inaugural season, their main driver Nelson Piquet Jr. became the FIA Formula E Driver's Champion, after winning two races in Long Beach and Moscow. The team was only able to achieve fourth in the constructor's championship though, in part due to a rotating line-up of second drivers that didn't achieve as consistent level of success as Piquet.

From season 2 onwards, Formula E opened up car development, with teams creating their own powertrains. Nio used their own design NEXTEV powertrain, but it saw a downturn in the team's performance for the constructor's championship, as they finished only 9th in season 2, 6th in season 3 and 8th in season 4. By this point, the team had morphed through NEXTEV, NEXTEV Nio until renamed simply Nio. Season 5 would see the team's meagre successes diminish further, as they languished 11th and last in the championship.

For season 6 (2019–20) the team was sold on to Lisheng Racing and renamed Nio 333 Racing. For the first time since season 1, Nio did not provide their own powertrain for the car, instead using the previous year's Dragon powertrain. It was rebranded under Nio's name and they remained classified as a manufacturer. This didn't change the team's fortunes, as they would go on to have their worst ever season, with neither Oliver Turvey nor Ma Qinghua being able to score any points in 2020. In season seven Nio improved marginally, as whilst Turvey and new arrival Tom Blomqvist amassed a total of 19 points throughout the campaign, the squad still remained in last place.

Nio once again changed their driver line-up for the 2021–22 Formula E season, as Blomqvist made way for former Red Bull and Williams junior Dan Ticktum.

Nio set five records in their track-only EP9 for the fastest lap for an electric-powered car in the Nürburgring Nordschleife, Circuit Paul Ricard, Circuit of the Americas, and Shanghai International Circuit tracks.

In Sep 2018, Nio listed on NYSE after raising about $1 billion selling American depositary shares at $6.26 apiece. The shares started trading under the symbol NIO.

In 2018, while Nio was preparing for an IPO, the company told investors that they were building a new factory in Shanghai. Then in March 2019, Nio disclosed that the factory would never be built. According to former employees, construction had never started. Investors sued and accused Nio's promoters, which included Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, of negligence in examining Nio's financial statements.

Atif Talks
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SHANGHAI, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Chinese electric-vehicle maker Nio Inc (9866.HK) plans to build a factory to produce budget EVs under a new brand for export to Europe from as early as next year, three people with knowledge of the matter said.

The plan to broaden the company's lineup and expand overseas sales comes as EV sales sharply weaken in China, the world's largest auto market, following an end in state subsidies for EV purchases.

Nio has been planning to launch more affordable EV products under new brand names after 2024 as part of projects codenamed "Firefly" and "Alps", according to the people, who declined to be named as the discussions are private.

The new factory will be built in Chuzhou city in eastern China's Anhui province, they said, adding that the plant will make cars, developed under project "Firefly", which Nio wants to export to Europe where customers prefer small-sized vehicles.

Nio already has two car assembly plants in Anhui's provincial capital, Hefei city. The carmaker's prices in Europe range from around 50,000 euros ($53,265) to 91,000 euros, depending on the vehicle's range and whether customers buy or rent the battery.

The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment. An official at the Chuzhou Economic and Technology Development Zone, where the Nio plant is to be located, declined to comment.

Chinese media outlet Cailianshe first reported about the development.

Chinese EV players, most of which are still loss-making, are ramping up efforts to increase their market share, as the usage of EVs rises rapidly in China, where more than a quarter of the new cars sold in January were either pure electric or plug-in hybrids.

While Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) relies on two models for the majority of its sales in China, a strategy that helped keep costs under control, many Chinese brands offer more models to appeal to a wider consumer base.

Nio offers six models and plans to launch five more this year under the Nio brand. The Nio brand is positioned for the premium segment to compete with BMW (BMWG.DE), Mercedes (MBGn.DE) and Audi.

Nio Chairman William Li also said on Tuesday the company will accelerate the expansion of its network of battery swapping stations in China.

Mannara Neelam,