You don’t need a cable, no charging station, no fiddling around in the cold or rain, no impatient staring at the battery indicator. What you need is: trust. Confidence in the new technology.
Five-minute battery swap for a range of 500 kilometers
The battery is usually rented with the Nio ES8
Up to 312 battery changes a day
Power Swap Station next to Tesla Superchargers
The idea of battery replacement is not new. But Nio is the first manufacturer to offer this service to its customers. The 65 m2 large power swap station in Lier is located between a Shell petrol station and a fast food restaurant. Surrounded by Tesla superchargers and Nio fast chargers.
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But there’s no faster way than changing. The station in Norway is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. A supervisor still has to be present and start the process manually on a display. In China, the system is already running completely autonomously.
Screws recorded and loosened with millimeter precision
Battery upgrade and downgrade possible
Nios Europe boss Hui Zhang mentions other advantages of changing the battery: “Customers benefit directly from a new, better generation of batteries. And they can upgrade or downgrade the battery.” That means: Arrive with a 100 kWh battery and drive away with a 75 kWh battery. Or the other way around. 90 percent of customers in Norway have chosen the BaaS service.