Shanghai (Gasgoo)- NIO, a global electric start-up based in China, will start to deliver its first mass-produced model, ES8, to customers from the end of April, according to the automaker. Before the official delivery, customers should pay RMB 40,000 as part of the total price on March 1.
The owner-to-be can test drive the mass-produced version in March. The first 10,000 vehicles will be the Founder Edition and all buyers can receive their vehicles by September.
At the sametime, NIO also provide two service systems in terms of charging and maintenance. The charging service, dubbed “Energy Free”, is for those owners who don’t have exclusive charging piles. ES8 owners can make an appointment for charging via APP and NIO staff will pick up the vehicle to charge it at certain charging station before the staff returns it back. The service price is RMB 980 per month while the first 1,000 kWh will be free, which can power the vehicle for 5,000 km. However, the service is not available in all cities in China.
The maintenance service, named Service Free, is priced at RMB 14,800 and the compulsory traffic insurance is deemed as core attraction. Under the service system, the repairing and maintenance is free of charge. NIO will get the vehicle first and finish the maintenance or repairing in 24 hours. If not, the automaker will provide another vehicle for temporary use.
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