NIO starts operating first battery swap stations co-built with CNOOC
Shanghai (Gasgoo)- NIO announced via its WeChat account the first battery swapping stations co-developed with China National Offshore Oil Corporation ("CNOOC") officially started operation on Nov. 22 at the latter's service plaza on the G94 Pearl River Delta Ring Expressway.
As the largest offshore oil and gas producer in China, CNOOC has become an international energy company with five main businesses segments, namely, oil & gas exploration and development, engineering and technical services, refining and marketing, natural gas and power generation, and financial services.
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Aside from traditional oil and gas business, CNOOC is pushing ahead with its development of offshore wind power and other new energy businesses, in a bid to achieve the transition to being a comprehensive energy service provider from being an oil sales company.
NIO said the cooperative facilities with CNOOC will further densify the highway battery swapping network of the cities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and also mark the duo's joint efforts to boost energy transition and development of new energy vehicle industry, as well as offer users better EV charging experience.
Prior to the cooperation with CNOOC, NIO has also teamed up with the three energy giants, namely, Sinopec, China National Petroleum Corporation ("CNPC"), and Shell.
Up until now, NIO has deployed 1,228 battery swapping stations (including 329 stations on expressways), 2,090 EV charging stations, and 12,073 charging piles across China. It has also had access to over 600,000 third-party charging piles.
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