NIO, the Chinese multinational automaker, confirmed the first shipment of the most awaited NIO ET7 sedans from China and documented the EV’s loading process before they were released to European markets like Germany.
In retrospect, the flagship electric sedan ET7 was revealed to the public in early 2021 during the NIO Day presentation, while in May of the same year, the automaker announced its plan to enter markets outside its headquarters with Norway as its primary target. Later on, it was announced that Germany would be the next market in Europe to welcome NIO and the first to receive the long-promised ET7 deliveries outside of China.
To make it happen, NIO began ET7 test drives last March at the NIO House in Hefei, Anhui province. It is immediately followed by ET7 deliveries in China and is set to be followed by Germany in Q4 of this year. Now that the ET7 Sedans were already shipped for Germany, speculations were confirmed that NIO’s plans would extend beyond it.
NIO documented the first batch of around 150 wrapped ET7 sedans being loaded for shipment to Germany and shared it on its Weibo page. The automaker also posted on the Weibo page, announcing its plan that ET7 sedans will not be focused only on Germany but on other European countries as well:
“NIO ET7 set sail in Europe, and will be open for booking and delivery in Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, providing more European users with a complete service system and enjoying a pleasant lifestyle.”
The ET7 will be NIO’s 2nd EV model to enter the European market, following the ES8 SUV launched in Norway last year.