Chinese electric carmaker has NIO launched its smart electric flagship all-electric sports utility vehicle (SUV), the NIO ES8 in Norway. The launch event took place at the first NIO House in Europe located in the capital city of Oslo. This is the first time NIO has been available in Europe.
NIO Norway has now opened its doors for orders of the NIO ES8 electric vehicle (EV). It also officially opened the NIO House Oslo. The company’s ambition is to set up a substantial Power Swap network and offer Battery-as-a-Service (BaaS) to Norwegian users and announces its authorised service partners in Norway.
The NIO E8 electric SUV, NIO ES8 comes with a 100kWh battery that offers a range of up to 311 miles (500km). The NIO ES8 Signature Edition with a 75 kWh battery is also available and offers up to 233 miles (375km) of range. It also offers a maximum luggage space of 1,901 litres and a luggage space of 871 litres with the third seat row folded down.
Alexander Schwarz, NIO Europe’s CEO, said: “Norway is our starting point of our journey in Europe and beyond. Our vision is clear; to provide our users with seamless and worry-free services as well as supreme and joyful user experiences.
“We will be their friend and partner on their personal journey to a brighter and more sustainable future. From our NIO Houses, such as the first one in Oslo, through to our battery swap stations, our worry-free Battery-as-a-Service subscription models and our convenient online services, being part of the NIO community will bring joy, friendship and meaningful interaction.”