Shanghai (Gasgoo)- William Li, founder and CEO of NIO announced on June 23 that the EV startup will start to deliver the ES8 from June 28 on. However, the specified delivery volume hasn't been determined yet.
At the end of last month, NIO delivered around 10-unit ES8 to a few customers, who mainly are staff members of NIO. The coming delivery can be regarded as the commencement of their official delivery.
Previously, it is disclosed that NIO planned to deliver 550 ES8s by the end of June. However, the plan was postponed to July 10 for several reasons. As William Li revealed, the ES8 can receive a subsidy up to RMB 45,000 per year.
As to the key manufacturing issue, William Li stated that NIO is striving to scramble up in vehicle manufacturing, and the NIO ES8 has already started transportation. The delivery which was forecasted to take place in March was postponed indeed, because NIO added a great number of internal testing models to further strengthen the adaption of software and hardware for the ES8, and NIO is striving to enlarge production capacity.
According to William Li's view, the new delivery from June 28 will exert little impact to most consumers. Some customers may pick up their cars half or one month later. Other consumers are likely to pick up their cars as scheduled.
NIO also drafted the compensation measures for the postponed delivery, saying that if customers' scheduled month of car delivery was postponed, NIO will grant 2,000 credits per day from the first day of the following month till the day they pick up their cars through NIO App.
Currently, NIO has six NIO Houses in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Nanjing. By the end of September, NIO Houses will be expanded in nine cities. Moreover, NIO will increase the number of NIO House to 15 across 13 cities in China.
NIO has finished the deployment of battery swapping station in eight cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Hefei and Chengdu. By the end of September, the number will be increased to 21 cities. Within this year, the number will be expanded to 33.
What's more, NIO has finished license registration for first vehicles across 21 cities. Currently, NIO has conducted 15 test drive events in 12 cities with 3,816 customers.
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