By Klavs Valters
Last week marked a significant milestone for NIO when it produced its 100,000th electric vehicle. The latest development also caught the eye of Tesla CEO Elon Musk, to which he responded: ”Congrats to NIO. That is a tough milestone.”
On Thursday, NIO officially confirmed its partnership with Sinopec – taking a major step forward in the company’s future. Rumours about a potential partnership between the two companies first emerged back in February, when Sinopec Chairman Zhang Yuzhuo visited NIO’s battery swap station.
Sinopec is the largest supplier of refined oil products and petrochemicals as well as the second-largest oil and gas producer in China. It was founded on 25th February 2000 in Beijing, China and has over 240,000 employees globally. The company has more than 30,000 gas stations – second highest in the world.
NIO’s statement on the partnership:
”The partnership between Sinopec and NIO is an important milestone for further developing China’s smart EV industry, a concrete measure to help achieve peak carbon emissions and achieve carbon neutrality, a key step in developing global, green, and innovative transportation initiatives and innovations.”
Following the announcement, NIO and Sinopec also unveiled the NIO Power Swap Station 2.0 at Sinopec’s Chaoying Station in Beijing, China.
The share price of NIO has taken a hit in recent months after reaching record highs back in February when it climbed above $60 per share. It was down by around 5% on Thursday following the announcement, trading at around $34 per share.
Worth noting that it was trading at $3.20 per share same time last year, a 995% increase at the current share price.
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By Klavs Valters
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