Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio has opened its second battery swap station outside of China. Like the first, this one is located in Norway - specifically in Vestby. But the first stations are also to be built in Bergen.
Vestby is located on the important E6 motorway leading south from the Norwegian capital. The new station acts as a link between Oslo and Gothenburg. As Vestby is around 40 kilometres from Oslo city centre, many people from the region also commute to work in the capital. Nio opened its first battery exchange station outside China in Oslo in January.
While initially announcing four stations in the greater Oslo area (which still includes Vestby), Nio is now announcing expansion beyond the capital region. Nio also plans to build two new battery exchange stations in Bergen, which will also be the second European Nio House after Oslo.
Nio plans to open a factory in Hungary in September for its planned network of battery swap stations in Europe, where it will also manufacture charging stations.