Chinese electric vehicle maker NIO delivered 2,526 vehicles in October, increasing 25.1% from the strong delivery in September, despite the impact from the seven-day National Day holiday in the beginning of October.
The deliveries consisted of 2,220 ES6s, the Company’s 5-seater high-performance premium electric SUV, and 306 ES8s, the Company’s 7-seater high-performance premium electric SUV and its 6-seater variant.
In a related news, NIO announced a strategic collaboration with Mobileye, the global leader in the development of vision technology for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving, and an Intel company, on the development of highly automated and autonomous vehicles (AV) for consumer markets in China and other major territories.
As part of the planned cooperation, NIO will engineer and manufacture a self-driving system designed by Mobileye, building on Mobileye’s level-4 (L4) AV kit. This self-driving system will be the first of its kind, targeting consumer autonomy, engineered for automotive qualification standards, quality, cost, and scale.
NIO will mass-produce the system for Mobileye and also integrate the technology into its electric vehicle lines for consumer markets and for Mobileye’s driverless ride-hailing services. This variant will target initial release in China, with plans to subsequently expand into other global markets.[source: NIO]