Nio U.S. launch preparations begin, claims report

After entering Europe in 2021, Nio’s next goal in overseas expansion is launching EVs in the U.S. According to a new report EV published on August 14, 2022, the wheels are in motion for the highly anticipated Nio U.S. launch.

At the Nio Day 2021 event held on December 18, 2021, Nio confirmed it aims to be present in over 25 countries and regions globally, including the U.S. Now, two sources have told EV that the company plans to enter the U.S. in 2025. It will install a Nio Power battery swap station for testing purposes in the country as early as November 2022 and begin launch preparations well in advance.

Nio Power battery swap station
There will be over 4,000 Nio Power battery swap stations worldwide by 2025. Some of them could be located in the U.S., aiding the Nio U.S. launch planned in the middle of the decade. Image Source: Nio

The first U.S. Nio Power outlet will be located in a new area behind its R&D center in San Jose, California, which it uses to develop its autonomous driving technologies. The company is in the process of obtaining this location.

Nio has 60 job vacancies in the country, and one of them is related to a potential U.S. Nio House. By July 19, 2022, the company was looking for a Senior Real Estate manager who would be responsible for the “site selection and negotiation of lease terms for new locations.” Another related position it was hiring for by then was a Head of Construction, to “drive the construction and development strategy of NIO Houses.” On August 13, 2022, Bin Li, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Nio, visited the U.S. facility. He didn’t provide a Nio U.S. launch update, though.

Nio’s only overseas market currently is Norway. By the end of 2022, it will launch its first EV in Sweden, Germany, Denmark, and the Netherlands.

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