Chinese EV maker NIO's battery-swap stations, superchargers depart for Norway

Updated:Jul 09,2021 11:11 AM Xinhua

HEFEI, July 8 (Xinhua) -- Chinese electric carmaker NIO's first shipment of battery-swap stations and superchargers left for Norway on Wednesday and is expected to arrive there in early August, said the company.

The first batch of superchargers and home charging piles will be delivered to users in Norway in September 2021. Meanwhile, the company's first four battery-swap stations in Norway are scheduled to go into operation before the end of 2021.

More battery-swap stations will be set up in five Norwegian cities in 2022, according to the company.

The company has obtained an EU certification from TÜV Rheinland, a leading testing and certification service provider based in Germany, which will allow its battery-swap stations, supercharging piles and home charging piles to be legally launched in the EU market.

The products have been adapted to meet standards and usage habits in Norway.

NIO announced its market entry into Norway on May 6, marking its first step to develop overseas. It also plans to establish a full-fledged operating ecosystem encompassing vehicles, services, digital experience and lifestyle in Norway.