NIO sets new electric car sales record in December 2022
The Chinese carmaker sold over 15,000 cars ahead of plans to enter the UK market in late 2023
Hefei-based automotive and infrastructure brand NIO has set a new record for global monthly electric car sales, with 15,815 units shifted in December - more than double the amount it sold in December 2021.
In doing so, NIO has set a consecutive record, beating the 14,178 cars that it sold in November. It also means that it is the seventh time in 2022 that NIO has recorded a five-digit monthly sales amount, showcasing the brand’s growing strength in the global charts.
While its crossover/SUV sales dropped by 35 percent year-over-year to 6,842 in December, NIO’s total saloon sales set yet another monthly record at 8,973 examples. This can mostly be attributed to its ET5 saloon, with over 7,500 deliveries recorded in just its fourth month on sale.
In the fourth quarter alone, NIO delivered over 40,000 electric cars, which is a 60 percent increase over the same period last year. In total, the brand sold in excess of 122,000 electric cars globally last year, which is a 34 percent increase on the previous year’s 91,429 units. And this is in spite of the global chip shortage and supply chain issues currently plaguing the industry.
Currently, NIO has six electric car models in its range: the EC6, ES6, ES7 and ES8 crossover/SUVs, and the ET5 and ET7 saloons. The EC6, ES6 and ES8 all adopt the brand’s first-generation platform, while the ES7, ET5 and ET7 models use NIO’s latest NT 2.0 platforms.
NIO is also known for its infrastructure development and corresponding public availability, with (at the time of writing) 1,315 battery swap stations, 1,228 fast charging stations and 1,058 destination charging stations globally. Though, the vast majority of these are currently based in China.
NIO produced its 300,000th electric car on December 12, and while it does not yet operate in the UK, it has confirmed plans to enter the market and further expand its European operations by the end of 2023 - building on its current European outreach of Denmark, Germany, Holland and Sweden.