First NIO Battery Swap Station in Sweden Goes Online [VIDEO]

Photo: NIO (via CnEVPost)

Chinese electric automaker NIO powered on its first battery swap station in Sweden last week, as shared in a post on the company’s LinkedIn and reported by CnEVPost.

The battery swap station is in Varberg, located next to a highway running from Gothenburg to Malmö in the country’s southwest region.

The opening event included a NIO ET7 receiving a new battery, showing off the speed of battery swapping — which the company says is comparable to refuelling a regular car, instead of the dozens of minutes it can take to charge an electric vehicle (EV).

“Don’t miss the chance to try changing the battery yourself in our new station in Varberg Nord tomorrow Friday from 10 am to 5 pm and on Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm,” wrote NIO in the LinkedIn post.

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Check out a video of the new NIO power swap station below, as shown by Allt om Elbil, showing a battery swap in action:

The news comes as NIO prepares to launch in European markets, with the company also launching its first battery swap station in Norway in January.

NIO held a launch event in Berlin last month, unveiling plans to launch three vehicles, the ET7, the EL7 and the ET5, in Europe with deliveries beginning in October. By the end of the year, NIO is aiming for 20 battery swap stations up and running across Europe, set to increase to as many as 120 stations by 2023.