Norway and Germany receive more ET7s, delivery units arrive mid-September – EV
Earlier today, 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.
According to the latest data, the vehicle transporter named “Carmen” is heading for the Suez Canal and has an estimated arrival time of September 1 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
After that, the ship will sail to the port of Zeebrugge in Belgium and is expected to arrive in mid-September. The port is often used by automaker Tesla to bring vehicles made in China – at Gigafactory Shanghai – to other markets.
Built in 2011, Carmen sails under the Swedish flag and has a carrying capacity of 31,143 t DWT and a current draft of 10.8 meters.
At press time, the vehicles are sailing in the Bay of Bengal and the final destination is Belgium, from where they will be transported to various European markets.
In addition, NIO recently shipped other units of its sedan to Norway – its first European market – and also to Germany in a vehicle carrier named “Morning Laura”.
After the delivery of the NIO vehicles to Germany, the Korean ship is now sailing in the East China Sea between Shanghai and Taipei (Taiwan) and is expected to arrive in Singapore on August 27.
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Later in the day, a photo taken in the Norwegian capital Oslo showed six NIO ET7 units being unloaded from a trailer after receiving the vehicles via the port of Dammen on Sunday.
On NIO App, the company announced earlier today that it will open reservations and start shipping the model in Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway…” and other countries this year”.
NIO wrote: “In August 2022, NIO’s first smart electric flagship sedan, the ET7, was fully assembled at the home port and departed for Europe, which is thousands of miles away.”
“It will be open for reservation and delivery in countries like Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and other countries this year. We recorded the moment ET7 set sail in 65 seconds and shared it with you.”
The electric vehicle maker added that it “will also launch its products and comprehensive service system in the European market. While providing a smarter and more comfortable driving experience, it will also bring an enjoyable lifestyle to European users. “.
At the end of January, William Li, CEO of NIO, and Marius Hayle – the director of NIO Norway – met with 20 NIO users for a discussion during which it was revealed that the ET7 model would arrive in Norway during the last quarter of the year.
On the same day, NIO also announced that the ET5 model will be available in Norway (and “several other global markets”) in spring 2023.
Last week, NIO CEO William Li was seen in San Francisco with NIO US Real Estate Manager Scott Lifschultz touring multi-story buildings in preparation for the first NIO home in the States. -United.
Earlier in the week, Li visited NIO’s US headquarters in the heart of Silicon Valley, where the company has its R&D center for autonomous driving. As EV recently reported, NIO Inc. plans to enter the US market in 2025 and deploy the first battery swap station in the country in November.
During the last NIO Day, which was held in December 2021, the company said that it plans to be present in more than 25 countries and regions by 2025. The map displayed during the presentation includes countries such as the United States, Australia, France and Japan, omitting countries such as Canada and Brazil.