Chinese EV Makers NIO, Li Auto, Xpeng See Deliveries Surge in December 

NIO on Saturday announced that it delivered a total of 10,489 vehicles during December 2021, up 49.7% year-over-year (YoY) from December 2020.

“The deliveries consisted of 2,782 ES8s, the Company’s six- or seven-seater flagship premium smart electric SUV, 4,939 ES6s, the Company’s five-seater high-performance premium smart electric SUV, and 2,768 EC6s, the Company’s five-seater premium smart electric coupe SUV,” said NIO in its press release.

Fellow Chinese electric vehicle (EV) makers Xpeng and Li Auto didn’t fail to impress either. Xpeng delivered 16,000 vehicles in December, up 181% YoY (via CnEVPost). Li Auto, on the other hand, trailed slightly behind at 14,087 units delivered and YoY growth of 130%.

NIO also disclosed numbers for the fourth quarter of the year, as well as the entirety of 2021.

During Q4 2021, NIO delivered 25,034 cars in the three months ended December 2021, going up by 44.3% YoY. During the entire year, the Chinese EV maker’s deliveries more than doubled from 2020 to 91,429 units, representing a YoY increase of 109.1%.

After unveiling the ET7, the company’s very first electric sedan, in January 2021, NIO last month announced the upcoming ET5 mid-sized smart electric sedan. In October, NIO surpassed BYD to become the most valuable car brand in China.