The NIO battery swap station is making its way into the European region as the EV maker’s presence is becoming more obvious. This system is simply questioning the need to charge your EV for long hours when you can just change the dying battery to a fully charged one. NIO is confident that this service will help EV owners cope with the lack of fast chargers.
Currently, some countries in Europe like Hungary have the NIO battery swap station. But as the EV manufacturer expands further into the region, there is a need to deploy more batteries to meet the demands which will surge. Currently, Germany is receiving some battery swap stations from NIO for installation.
NIO is also making plans to expand its reach with this service to more European countries. On its ever-growing list are the Netherlands, Sweden, and Denmark, these countries are to get their charging stations before the end of the year. Once available, these battery swapping stations will change EV owners’ battery’s in less than 3 minutes, hence giving them a head start for the ride ahead.
According to NIO, these stations can swap up to 312 batteries per day, hence making them quite effective. But, the service will be exclusive to Nio EVs for at least a while, possibly more EV brands with similar battery packs will be able to benefit from this service. By 2025 NIO plans to make up to 1000 of these battery swap stations available in Europe and regions outside its domestic market, China.