NIO and Sinopec have unveiled the NIO Power Swap Station 2.0 at Sinopec’s Chaoying Station in Beijing.
The Power Swap Station 2.0 is the world’s first mass-produced battery swap station that allows the vehicle to manoeuvre into the station automatically. This highly advanced structure has 239 sensors and four collaborating cloud computing systems that maximise the application of visual recognition technologies.
Enabled by the technology, users can complete a self-service battery swap with only one click while staying in the car. The system is capable of completing up to 312 battery swaps per day, significantly improving swapping efficiency.
The structure is NIO’s first second-generation battery swap station and also the first under the NIO-Sinopec partnership.
The partnership between the two companies does not limit to the Swap Station as Sinopec and NIO also signed another strategic agreement.
In addition to a battery charging and swapping network development, the two sides will comprehensively cooperate in fields such as new materials, smart EV tech, Battery as a Service (BaaS), vehicle purchasing and facilities to further leverage their advantages in building an innovative collaboration model between the global energy and automotive industries.
According to Yuzhuo Zhang, Sinopec’s Chairman, over the next few years, his company plans to deploy 5,000 battery charging and swapping stations. The partnership with NIO will facilitate the two parties to fully leverage their advantages respectively, deepen the collaboration on a wider scope and ultimately achieve greater results, promoting a high-quality economic and social development and a higher quality of life for all.
As we reported, NIO has also unveiled the new all-electric and potentially fully autonomous ET7 sedan. The impressive car will be equipped with a 480-kW dual-motor combination and a battery pack that can go all the way up to 150 kWh.
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