BEIJING – Two people involved in testing for the electric car brand NIO died when one of its vehicles fell three stories from a Shanghai parking structure, the company said Friday.

The crash Thursday was under investigation but appeared to be an accident and “not caused by the vehicle,” the company said in a statement. It said the employees who died were “digital cabin testers,” one from NIO and the other from a partner.

The vehicle fell from the third floor of a parking structure adjacent to the company’s Shanghai Innovation Port building, the company said.

Photos in Chinese media showed the vehicle lying on its side with its roof caved in, surrounded by broken glass and emergency workers.

NIO Inc., founded in 2014, is a Chinese-Western hybrid with bases in Shanghai, London and Silicon Valley and the most prominent premium-priced Chinese brand in a crowded electric vehicle industry with dozens of competitors. Its early investors included Chinese tech giants Tencent, Baidu and Lenovo.


The company has a service that allows owners to swap drained batteries instead of recharging them. It has set up 143 battery-swap stations in cities including Beijing and Shanghai.


NIO Inc.:

Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.

Post source: News 4jax

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You May Also Like

After Dobbs, Louisiana Woman in New Orleans Who Is 22 and 4 Weeks Pregnant Mulls Trip to Mexico

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana—Despite blistering sun and a heat index of more than…

‘Fluffy’ New Crab Species Covered In Hair Discovered By Scientists

The new crab species has been named ‘Lamarckdromia beagle’. Scientists have discovered…

BJP Wants To Finish Off Shiv Sena As It Does Not Want To Share Hindu Vote Bank: Uddhav Thackeray

Eknath Shinde-led rebels will not be able to win the next election,…

Eva Mendes Begged Ryan Gosling For His ‘Ken’ Underwear!

Eva Mendes’ teenage dreams are coming true! The actress, who is currently…