SHANGHAI & SAN JOSE, Calif--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 20, 2019--
NIO Inc. (“NIO” or the “Company”) (NYSE: NIO), a pioneer in China’s
premium electric vehicle market, has been named #5 in Fast Company’s
prestigious annual list of the Most Innovative Companies in China for
The list honors the businesses making the most profound impact on both
industry and culture, showcasing a variety of ways to thrive in today’s
volatile world. Half of the companies on this year’s Most Innovative
Company 50 list are appearing for the first time.
“We are focused on shaping a better lifestyle for our users through
thoughtful design, innovative services, and cutting-edge technology. We
are honored to be included in this year’s list,” said NIO Founder,
Chairman and CEO, William Li.
NIO’s most notable 2018 innovative achievements include:
March 1, 2018: NIO Issued First Shanghai Intelligent Connected Vehicle
April 9, 2018: NIO Wins the 2018 Red Dot Design Award’s Top Accolade
April 26, 2018: NIO Issued Beijing Intelligent Connected Vehicle Test
June 28, 2018: NIO ES8 deliveries began in China
July 17, 2018: NIO EP9 sets “Fastest electric production car” record
at Goodwood’s Festival of Speed with a lap time of 44.32 seconds
September 12, 2018: NIO Inc. announces New York Stock Exchange initial
September 24, 2018: NIO ES8 sets Guinness World Record for “Highest
altitude achieved in an electric car” at the height of 5,715.28 meters
October 20, 2018: 12 NIO Houses available throughout 10 cities in China
November 15, 2018: 18 battery swap service stations available along
the G4 Expressway in China
December 15, 2018: NIO ES6 5-seater SUV product launch at NIO Day 2018
December 31, 2018: 11,348 ES8 deliveries in 2018 (3,318 in December
This year, Fast Company’s editors and writers sought out groundbreaking
businesses across 35 industries and every region. They also judged
nominations received through their application process.
The World’s Most Innovative Companies is Fast Company’s signature
franchise and one of its most highly anticipated editorial efforts of
the year. It provides both a snapshot and a road map for the future of
innovation across the most dynamic sectors of the economy.
“Established players are showing the same kind of nimbleness that we’ve
generally associated with startups,” said Fast Companydeputy
editor David Lidsky, who oversaw the issue with senior editor Amy Farley.
NIO Inc. is a pioneer in China’s premium electric vehicle market,
founded in November 2014. NIO’s mission is to shape a joyful lifestyle
by offering premium smart electric vehicles and being the best user
enterprise. NIO designs, jointly manufactures, and sells smart and
connected premium electric vehicles, driving innovations in next
generation technologies in connectivity, autonomous driving and
artificial intelligence. Redefining the user experience, NIO provides
users with comprehensive, convenient and innovative charging solutions
and other user-centric services. NIO began deliveries of the ES8, a
7-seater high-performance premium electric SUV in China from June
2018 and officially launched the ES6, a 5-seater high-performance
premium electric SUV, in December 2018.