According to it’s monthly delivery figures, Chinese EV manufacturer, NIO delivered 8,506 models in January 2023, 46% less than the deliveries in December 2022. Like Xpeng’s delivery figures, NIO also suffered a decline due to the Chinese New Year holidays. For December, NIO delivered a record 15,815 vehicles.
In its update, the automaker said it delivered 2,190 SUVs and 6,316 sedans. This brings its cumulative vehicle deliveries to 298,062 as of January 31, 2023.
NIO currently has six models on the market, including the ES6, ES7, ES8, ET5, EC6, and ET7. The ET5 and ET7 are sedans, while the rest are SUVs. The automaker also launched two new models, the NIO EC7 and new NIO ES8 on it annual NIO day in 2022. These new models are expected to begin deliveries in May and June 2023.
While delivery figures suffered a decline, battery swaps and charging services went the other way. From January 13, 2023 to January 31, 2023, the peak travel season around the Chinese New Year Holiday, NIO provided over 1 million power swaps to its users, among which over 300 thousand swaps were completed at the NIO power swap stations along the highways, and over 11 thousand swaps were flexible battery upgrades.
In a meeting with car owners in Beijing, NIO president, Qin Lihong announced that entry-level subbrand Alps will start deliveries in 2024, and Nio’s third brand Firefly will launch in Europe before China in Q3 2024 and focus on budget-friendly cars.
Qin Lihong also announced that the first users would get hands on the NIO Phone in Q2 2023, but only for testing purposes, and it will be offered to Nio EP Club members first. The deliveries for the general public are planned for Q3 2023. He also stated that the Nio ET5 station wagon (kombi) will launch in Europe in June or July.