Chinese EV maker Nio says it’s gradually resuming production after Covid halt

In February 2020, Nio received a lifeline of financing assist led by the governing administration of Hefei metropolis, wherever the electric car or truck start off-up has set up its China headquarters.

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BEIJING — Chinese electric automobile firm Nio stated Thursday it is slowly resuming generation at a facility a number of hours’ push west of Shanghai, immediately after briefly halting operations due to the Covid outbreak.

Nio claimed Saturday it had suspended output soon after Covid-associated restrictions in Changchun, in north China, and Hebei, in the vicinity of Beijing, halted production at suppliers’ factories. The company subsequently claimed it would increase price ranges for its SUVs in Might owing to superior raw components price ranges.

Now, the provide chain challenges have recovered a bit, the corporation said, and the Hefei output foundation is steadily resuming creation. It observed that future output options nonetheless rely on the restoration of its supply chain.

Mainland China’s worst Covid outbreak in the previous several weeks has prompted journey constraints and lockdowns from the eastern metropolis of Shanghai to the northern province of Jilin, the place the capital Changchun is dwelling to auto factories.

German automaker Volkswagen reported Thursday its factories in Changchun and Shanghai remained closed.