Electric vehicle maker NIO on Thursday shipped the first batch of the ES7 model from its second factory at NEO Park in Hefei, Anhui province.
The first deliveries will start on Sunday (August 28) depending on the user’s order lock time, destination distance and also production progress.
At the end of May, NIO completed construction of the modern assembly line at NEO Park, taking less than 7 months to go from groundbreaking to main project completion and installation of processing equipment.
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The construction of NEO Park started on April 29, 2021 and NIO is one of the biggest members of the hub. The 16,950-acre park includes three main function areas, smart manufacturing, R&D and living space, and eco-park. NeoPark will have a production capacity of one million electric cars and 100 GWh of batteries per year on an area of 11.3 square kilometers.
On Wednesday, the company said the first batch of pre-production vehicles from the ET5 production line officially rolled off the production line in Hefei. NIO confirmed that the achievement confirms “the start of the production line to formally verify the vehicle’s small batch production capability to ensure that all parts are in salable condition.”
Additionally, NIO has confirmed that more details – namely the interior of the ET5 – will be revealed at the Chengdu Motor Show which will take place in the coming days in southern China.
“The ET5 is getting closer and closer, and we will bring you more information about the ET5 at the Chengdu Auto Show on August 26,” NIO said.
The electric vehicle maker detailed the next steps saying the production line “will continue to improve the quality status of parts and vehicles”, followed by improving “the operational skills of production line personnel”. . Then, NIO will proceed to check the small batch mass production operations and finally make the production line capable of mass production.
At the same time, regulatory certification work for components such as smart cockpits and instruments is also being carried out simultaneously at this stage. When the pre-production stage of the production line is completed, we will usher in the final mass production stage of ET5
Earlier this week, NIO released a video of the shipping process for 200 NIO ET7 units confirming EV’s recent report on August 11, the day the ship left China’s Lianyungang Port.
In addition to this ship, Germany and Norway received another batch of NIO’s largest sedan, albeit in smaller quantities considering its end goals: road tests, internal road tests and presence in showrooms. exposure.