Nio starts to get cells from WeLion, as deliveries of 150-kWh batteries set to begin in July

Nio‘s semi-solid-state battery supplier began delivering high-energy-density cells to it as the Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker is set to begin delivering them to vehicle owners later this month.

Beijing WeLion New Energy Technology began delivering 360 Wh/kg Li-ion cells to Nio on June 30, holding a delivery ceremony in Huzhou, Zhejiang province, where its manufacturing facility is located.

WeLion executive vice president Xiang Jin formally delivered the battery cells to Nio senior vice president Zeng Shuxiang and submitted a warranty commitment, and the two sides signed an annual order, a press release from the battery maker said today, without disclosing the amount of the order.

The delivery of the battery cells to Nio is an industry-wide milestone event, the result of more than two years of joint team efforts between Nio and WeLion, WeLion chairman Yu Huigen said at the delivery ceremony. Yu also expressed his gratitude to the Huzhou city government for the smooth start-up of WeLion’s phase I plant in the city.

The delivery of this Li-ion battery cell is good news for all Nio owners, who can continue to enjoy the benifits of the battery upgrade, said Nio battery systems vice president Zeng Shizhe. “Today’s delivery is just one small step in the growth of WeLion and Nio together, and hopefully this small step will lead to a big leap in technology for the whole industry,” he said.


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