Nio might buy two factories from JAC Motor and apply for production license, unnamed sources

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Chinese carmaker Nio might buy the two Jianghuai Auto (JAC) factories it uses to manufacture its models and apply for a production license. The two factories are part of several previous deals between the two companies.

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Nio models manufactured in F1 plant

On Thursday, the Chinese auto maker, JAC Motor, announced it will sell part of its factory assets for 4.498 billion yuan (614 million USD). The two factories refer to JAC-Nio factory and Nio factory, also known as F1 and F2 production facilities.

Neo Park

The company knows about the statement. The JAC’s decision will not affect Nio’s business and production activities. Nio will comment on the matter at the appropriate time. Before that the company would not comment on the matter, Nio replied commenting on JAC Motor’s statement.

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Nio models manufactured at F2

However, local media reported citing an unnamed insider that the EV maker might be buying JAC assets and acquiring its production license. This will have a major positive impact on Nio and its long-term business and efficiency, the source added.

F1 factory entrance

The Thursday statement follows JAC’s announcement last December saying the manufacturer planned to acquire some of the assets held by Nio Anhui for 1.704 billion yuan (232 million USD). Neither of the two companies explained the move at the time.

Celebration of 10,000th ES8 manufactured in F1 factory

Nio initially planned to build a factory in Shanghai, but Tesla’s arrival made the EV maker realize that with the US EV maker around, the Shanghai government would not be motivated to invest in it. In 2016, Nio signed a manufacturing agreement with JAC. Next year, the F1 plant went into production.

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In March 2021, Nio signed a deal with JAC to establish the joint venture company. The following month, Nio and the Anhui government jointly announced the start of construction of NeoPark. Nio’s F2 factory is the first project of NeoPark, and the first model produced was the Nio ET5, which started deliveries at the end of September 2022.

Source: NBD

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  1. By adding the profit that JAC is now taking, can NIO reach break even or profitability more quickly? Among other things, it will depend upon the purchase price and
    the interest rate on the loan.

  2. You need to be selling at least 100,000 cars/year to break even in China. At 200,000 cars/year you start making money. So, there is your profitability.

  3. Nio survives only with government subsidies, that’s not a real company. Chinese dumping prices only aim to kill foreign competition. Chinese will always play unfair for their benefits. Nio cars are too expensive and being EV also unpractical, best selling in china are extended range PHEVs

  4. And only Chinese play unfair. American and European don’t do the same. Preaching about free market but when things don’t go their way then start slapping tariffs. Free market, democracy, free speech…sigh…so many lies and hypocrisy it’s just so unbelievable


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