Nio Stories July 1

Nio takes another hit as two senior executives leave the electric car startup

Nio, the Chinese EV startup that’s recently dealt with vehicle recalls and employee layoffs, has now seen two senior executives leave the company.

Nio Stories June 27

Chinese electric car maker NIO has recalled more than a quarter of all its ES8 all-electric SUVs sold thus far due to a risk of overheating and spontaneous combustion in battery packs of the vehicles.

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Nio Stories May 2

NIO laid off 70 employees and closed an office in San Francisco

Chinese electric vehicle startup NIO has laid off 70 employees in two California offices, including in the company’s North American headquarters.

Nio Stories April 16

NIO, a Chinese electric vehicle startup that has been dubbed the ‘Tesla of China’, unveiled a new electric sedan, NIO ET Preview, and its own fast-charging station at the Shanghai Auto Show today. expand full story

Nio Stories March 6

Chinese EV startup Nio has announced that it won’t be building its own manufacturing plant in Shanghai after all.

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Nio Stories December 16, 2018

NIO is following the successful launch of its ES8 electric SUV with a smaller and less expensive new model: the ES6 electric SUV. expand full story

Nio Stories November 15, 2018

No one in the electric vehicle space has managed to make battery swapping work yet, but Nio is trying big time with 18 new battery swap stations covering a 2,000+ km expressway in China. expand full story

Nio Stories November 1, 2018

Nio is ramping up its electric vehicle infrastructure effort in China and it is building battery swap stations.

The startup even built one right next to a Tesla Supercharger – creating a little glimpse into the future. expand full story

Nio Stories October 10, 2018

Nio was nice enough to invite us to London on the tail end of our 2018 Paris Motor show journey to witness the unveiling of its 2019 Formula E racing series car. As a background, the Chinese company has competed in the FIA Formula E championship since its inception in 2014, sponsoring the inaugural Drivers’ Championship winning team with Nelson Piquet Jr.

The company has some compelling consumer vehicles as well and we’ll take a look at them below but since they are in a quiet period after their recent US $1B IPO, we couldn’t talk much about them beyond what is already known.

Nio also got a huge vote of confidence this week from Tesla’s largest private stakeholder Balllie Gifford which reportedly bought over 11% of the automaker.

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Nio Stories September 12, 2018

NIO, one of the biggest electric vehicle startups, officially entered the US stock market with a $1 billion IPO to ramp production of its electric vehicles.

It becomes the first Chinese-backed electric vehicle startup to go public in the US. expand full story

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