- This partnership will help enable more new energy vehicles (NEVs) to use photovoltaic power as their primary energy source
- Both companies will also work on V2G (vehicle to grid) and the establishment of industry standards for carbon-neutral mobility
Nio has partnered with Longi Green Energy Technology to use the Chinese solar panel maker’s products on battery swap stations.
This collaboration aims to promote the use of photovoltaic power at charging and battery swap stations. Both companies will also work on V2G (vehicle to grid) and the establishment of industry standards for carbon-neutral mobility, which will be helpful in achieving peak carbon and carbon-neutral goals in the transportation sector.
The first HPBC (Hybrid Passivated Back Contact) photovoltaic battery swap station built by the two companies was put into operation at the Olympic Sports Center in Xi’an, Shaanxi province in northwest China, Nio said.
“Nio’s strategic partnership with Longi will drive the further popularization of photovoltaic power generation in the automotive industry,” said William Li, Nio’s founder, chairman and CEO.
Li said this will help enable more new energy vehicles (NEVs) to use photovoltaic power as their primary energy source, contributing to the development of the smart EV industry.
Nio launched a fourth-generation battery swap station at Nio Day 2023 on December 23. This station will be equipped with 23 battery compartments. It will save nearly 18,000 kWh of electricity per year per station.
Installation of the new generation of stations will begin in April 2024.