Recently, NIO held a “user face-to-face” event in Chongqing and revealed a lot of information. Including MPV models, Alpine brands, autonomous driving progress, etc.
- NIO will join the MPV track
Li Bin said that NIO’s third-generation platform (NIO NT3.0 platform) plans to have MPV models, but not too soon. It is reported that the platform will use a new electronic and electrical architecture, three electricity, smart cockpit and smart driving technology. It will also be equipped with 800V high-voltage architecture, new generation electric drive, self-developed chips and other technologies.
- Product planning of Alpine brand
Li Bin said, “Whatever car model sells well, that model will be used, and whichever car sells well, it will be that car model.” At the same time, we should make good definitions of home products: comfortable, easy to use, large space, refrigerators, color TVs, and large sofas. According to previous news, Alpine’s first model will be positioned as a sedan, with a price locked in the range of 200,000-300,000 RMB and will be built based on NIO’s NT3.0 next-generation platform. It may be equipped with a self-developed smart driving chip, a single motor, and 800V high voltage. architecture, sharing the power swap station with NIO.
- Progress in autonomous driving technology
According to Li Bin, NIO’s technology stack has been unified, and it will need to be certified and opened according to routes to gradually increase mileage. He said that according to the latest progress, it is expected that by the end of this year, more urban NOP+ content will be realized than what was promised in September.
- Gross profit margin improved significantly
NIO revealed that cash increased in the third quarter and gross profit improved significantly. Issues such as NIO’s gross profit margin have always been a concern. In the first half of this year, its net loss was as high as 10.9 billion RMB. The gross profit margin of the vehicle was 6.2%, a year-on-year decrease of 10.5 percentage points.