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NIO

Founded in Nov.2014, Nio has growth to the No.1 NEVs in China. This is another 'Tesla' in China.

Nio
Nio

They are a pioneer in China’s premium electric vehicle market. They design, jointly manufacture, and sell smart and connected premium electric vehicles, driving innovations in next generation technologies in connectivity, autonomous driving and artificial intelligence. Redefining user experience, they aim to provide users with comprehensive, convenient and innovative charging solutions and other user-centric service offerings. Their Chinese name, weilai (蔚来), which means Blue Sky Coming, reflects Nio's commitment to a more environmentally friendly future.


Products


Nio currently have three main products to deliver: ES8, ES6, EC6


The first model they developed was the EP9 supercar, introduced in 2016. The EP9 set a world record as the then fastest all-electric car on the track at the Nürburgring Nordschleife “Green Hell” track in Germany in May 2017, finishing a lap in 6 minutes and 45.90 seconds. Combined with an attractive design and strong driving performance, the EP9 delivers extraordinary acceleration and best-in-class electric potheyrtrain technology, helping position nio as a premium brand.


Nio launched their first volume manufactured electric vehicle, the seven-seater ES8, to the public at NIO Day event on December 16, 2017 and began making deliveries to users on June 28, 2018. In December 2018, Nio launched its variant, the six-seater ES8, with delivery beginning in March 2019. The ES8 is an all-aluminum alloy body, premium electric SUV that offers exceptional performance, functionality and mobility lifestyle. It is equipped with our proprietary e-propulsion system, which is capable of accelerating from zero to 100 kilometers (km) per hour (kph) in 4.4 seconds and delivering a New European Driving Cycle, or NEDC, driving range of up to 355 km and a maximum range of up to 500 kilometers and equipped with a 70-kilowatt-hour battery pack. On December 28, 2019, during the third NIO Day held in Shenzhen, China, Nio released the all-new ES8, the flagship smart premium electric SUV. The all-new ES8 boasts more than 180 product improvements and comes with better performance, longer driving range and a more sophisticated and high-tech design.


With the 100-kilowatt-hour battery pack newly released during the third NIO Day and to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2020, the all-new ES8 has an NEDC range of up to 580 km, a major improvement in its range performance. Nio began making deliveries of the all-new ES8 in April 2020. In July 2019, NIO ranked the highest in quality among all electric vehicle brands, and the ES8 ranked the highest in quality among all mid-large electric vehicles, in the JD Power's 2019 New Energy Vehicle Experience Index Study. As of December 31, 2019, Nio had delivered 20,480 ES8s to customers in more than 270 cities.


Nio launched their second volume manufactured electric vehicle, the ES6, to the public at NIO Day event on December 15, 2018 and began making deliveries to users in June 2019. The ES6 is a five-seater high-performance long-range premium electric SUV. The ES6 is smaller but more affordable than the ES8, allowing us to target a broader market in the premium SUV segment. Its performance version is equipped with a 160-kW permanent magnet motor and a 240-kW induction motor, and is capable of accelerating from zero to 100 kph within 4.7 seconds. With the 100-kilowatt-hour battery pack to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2020, the ES6 performance version boasts an NEDC range of up to 610 km. As of December 31, 2019, Nio had delivered 11,433 ES6s to customers in more than 250 cities.


Nio launched their third volume manufactured electric vehicle, the EC6, to the public at our NIO Day event on December 28, 2019. EC6 is a smart premium electric coupe SUV. EC6 has an agile coupe design with drag coefficient at only 0.27Cd. It is dynamically shaped and equipped with a 2.1 square meter vault glass roof. With the 100-kilowatt-hour battery pack to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2020, the EC6 boasts an NEDC range of up to 615 km. Users can pre-order the EC6 through the NIO App and Nio expect to begin making deliveries of the EC6 in September 2020.


BaaS : Battery as a service


Nio aims to create the most worry-free experience for their users, online or offline, at home or on-the-go. In response to common concerns over the accessibility and convenience of EV charging, nio offer a comprehensive, convenient and innovative suite of charging solutions. These solutions, which they call NIO Power solutions, include Power Home, their home charging solution; Power Swap, their innovative battery swapping service; Power Mobile, their mobile charging service through charging trucks; Public Charger, their public fast charging solution; and Power Express, their 24-hour on-demand pick-up and drop-off charging service. In addition, their vehicles are compatible with China’s national charging standards and have access to a nationwide publicly accessible charging network of approximately 258,000 charging piles. Beyond charging solutions, they offer comprehensive value-added services to users, such as statutory and third-party liability insurance and vehicle damage insurance through third-party insurers, repair and routine maintenance services, courtesy car during lengthy repairs and maintenance, nationwide roadside assistance, as well as an enhanced data package.


In a word, nio's battery solution is totally different with Tesla, and is more compatible in China at the moment.


AI


Nio is also a pioneer in automotive smart connectivity and enhanced Level 2 autonomous driving. NOMI, which nio believe is one of the most advanced in-car AI assistants developed by a Chinese company, is a voice activated AI digital companion that personalizes the user’s driving experience. NIO Pilot, their proprietary enhanced Level 2 advanced driver assistance system, or ADAS, is enabled by 23 sensors and equipped with the Mobileye EyeQ®4 ADAS processor, which is eight times more powerful than its predecessor.


Innovative Sales Model


Nio adopted an innovative sales model compared to incumbent automobile manufacturers. Nio sell their vehicles through their own sales network, including NIO Houses, NIO Spaces and mobile application. NIO Spaces are showrooms for brand, vehicles and services. NIO Houses not only function as showrooms, but also clubhouses for users with multiple social functions. Prospective users can place orders using mobile application and more importantly, their mobile application fosters a dynamic and interactive online platform. Nio believe their online and offline integrated community which is developing from NIO Houses, NIO Spaces and mobile application will retain user engagement and cultivate loyalty to brand, along with their successful branding activities, such as their annual NIO Day and Drivers’ Championship winning Formula E team.


Those special sales model made Nio has an organic hack growth.


Deliver Update


NIO delivered 5,291 vehicles in November 2020, a new monthly record representing a solid 109.3% year-over-year growth. The deliveries consisted of 1,387 ES8s, the Company’s 6-seater and 7-seater flagship premium smart electric SUV, 2,386 ES6s, the Company’s 5-seater high-performance premium smart electric SUV, and 1,518 EC6s, the Company’s 5-seater premium electric coupe SUV. NIO delivered 36,721 vehicles in 2020 in total, representing an increase of 111.1% year-over-year. As of November 30, 2020, cumulative deliveries of the ES8, ES6 and EC6 reached 68,634 vehicles.


some historical numebers as follows:




As most NEVs haven't recorded positive net income yet, generally we will value the company via EV/Sales ratio, so we need to closely monitor the sales deliver.


And you'll find NIO is really a boom in China! their sales deliver yoy doubled each month, and still hiking.


We forecast the share price will be above $100 next year, get in now, guys, excellent opportunity!

We'll post more details in later posts.

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