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|99.1||Press Release— NIO Inc. Prudently Adjusts Fourth Quarter 2022 Delivery Outlook|
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/s/ Wei Feng
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Date: December 27, 2022
NIO Inc. Prudently Adjusts Fourth Quarter 2022 Delivery Outlook
SHANGHAI, China, December 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NIO Inc. (NYSE: NIO; HKEX: 9866; SGX: NIO) (“NIO” or the “Company”), a pioneer and a leading company in the premium smart electric vehicle market, today provided an updated delivery outlook for the fourth quarter of 2022.
In December 2022, the Company has been facing challenges in deliveries and productions, together with certain supply chain constraints, caused by the outbreak of the Omicron coronavirus variant in major cities in China. While our teams have strived to maintain continuous operations on all fronts, we were not able to reach our full capacities, particularly when there have been disruptions on delivery and registration procedures involving users. The Company now expects to deliver 38,500 to 39,500 vehicles in the fourth quarter of 2022, adjusted from previously released outlook of 43,000 to 48,000 vehicles.
On December 24, 2022, the Company hosted NIO Day 2022 in Hefei, China and launched the EC7, a smart electric flagship coupe SUV, and the All-New ES8, an all-around smart electric flagship SUV, from NIO Technology 2.0 (NT2.0). The design of the EC7 interprets the power of elegance to the extreme extent. In the ES8, the unique layout of “four executive seats and one flexible third row” demonstrates the composed and generous style of the All-New ES8 as a flagship SUV. Both products further contribute to the diversity of competitive product offering, bringing user experiences beyond expectations in terms of design, performance, comfort, intelligence, safety, and sustainability. The EC7 and the All-New ES8 are expected to commence delivery in May and June 2023, respectively.
About NIO Inc.
NIO Inc. is a pioneer and a leading company in the premium smart electric vehicle market. Founded in November 2014, NIO’s mission is to shape a joyful lifestyle. NIO aims to build a community starting with smart electric vehicles to share joy and grow together with users. NIO designs, develops, jointly manufactures and sells premium smart electric vehicles, driving innovations in next-generation technologies in autonomous driving, digital technologies, electric powertrains and batteries. NIO differentiates itself through its continuous technological breakthroughs and innovations, such as its industry-leading battery swapping technologies, Battery as a Service, or BaaS, as well as its proprietary autonomous driving technologies and Autonomous Driving as a Service, or ADaaS. NIO’s product portfolio consists of the ES8, a six-seater smart electric flagship SUV, the ES7 (or the EL7), a mid-large five-seater smart electric SUV, the ES6, a five-seater all-round smart electric SUV, the EC7, a five-seater smart electric flagship coupe SUV, the EC6, a five-seater smart electric coupe SUV, the ET7, a smart electric flagship sedan, and the ET5, a mid-size smart electric sedan.
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