NIO deploys first battery swap station in Germany

Ahead of the launch of the NIO ET7 in Germany, NIO deployed their first battery swap station in the country.

The station is located in Zusmarshausen on the A8 Highway between Munich and Stuttgart.

Germany’s newly deployed battery swap station is a NIO Power Swap Station 2.0. This second-generation station has fourteen battery slots and thirteen packs to allow for a swap every 277 seconds, including automated parking.

As per NIO Global’s Twitter account, the station can swap up to 312 batteries per day.

NIO plans to open more than 4,000 battery swap stations by the end of 2025, with 1,000 outside of China.

Currently, NIO has more than 1,100 battery swapping stations set up and running in China, with another two battery swap stations operating in Norway.

One big benefit of NIO’s battery swap model is that it can update batteries with new modules as technology improves.

In fact, they had already done that in China when they replaced the standard-range NCM/LFP pack with a new 75 kWh battery.

The longer range 100 kWh NCM 811 type is the other option in all battery swap stations.

A third option, a 150 kWh version, could arrive in the near future.

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