Founded in November 2014, NIO is a global company with world-class research and development, design, manufacturing centres and user service centres in Shanghai, Beijing, San Jose, Munich, London and fourteen other locations. NIO has more than 4000 employees from nearly 40 countries. The NIO Formula-e team secured the inaugural drivers’ championship title in 2015. In 2016, NIO unveiled the fastest electric car in the world, the EP9. The EP9 set the lap record for an electric vehicle at Nürburgring’s Nordschleife and three other world-renowned tracks.
In 2017, NIO unveiled the vision car EVE and announced that the NIO EP9 set a new world speed record for an autonomous vehicle at the Circuit of the Americas Race Track. The 7-seater high-performance electric SUV, NIO ES8, was unveiled at 2017 Auto Shanghai and officially launched on December 16, 2017.