NIO delivered 413 ES6 in June

NIO ES6 in red

Last month the Chinese automaker NIO delivered 416 ES6 vehicles to customers. This is a small but important step because it’s the first mass-production electric car to be delivered to customers with NCM 811 batteries.

The all-electric NIO ES6 has a 84 kWh battery pack made with NCM 811 battery cells from CATL.


Let’s see the press release.


  • Delivered 3,553 ES8 and ES6 vehicles in the second quarter of 2019 
  • Delivered 1,340 vehicles in June 2019, including 927 ES8s and 413 ES6s 
  • Cumulative deliveries of ES8 and ES6 reached 18,890

SHANGHAI, China, July 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NIO Inc. (“NIO” or the “Company”) (NYSE: NIO), a pioneer in China’s premium electric vehicle market, today provided delivery results for the second quarter of 2019.

NIO delivered 1,340 vehicles in June, up from 1,089 deliveries in May and 1,124 deliveries in April. Deliveries of the ES6, the Company’s 5-seater high-performance premium electric SUV, commenced on June 18, 2019 to external users. The total deliveries of ES6 reached 413 vehicles in June. Second quarter deliveries totaled 3,553, exceeding the midpoint of the Company’s prior quarterly guidance range of 2,800 to 3,200 by 18.4%.

As of June 30, 2019, aggregate deliveries of the Company’s ES8 and ES6 reached 18,890 vehicles since the Company’s ES8 commenced deliveries one year ago.


The NCM 811 designation means that the cathode besides lithium contains nickel, cobalt and manganese in a composition ratio of 8:1:1. Most automakers still use batteries with NCM 622/523 cathodes but will upgrade to NCM 811 soon. The reduction of cobalt content in batteries is crucial to reduce costs and increase production output.

Anyway, NCM 811 cathode only arrived this year to electric cars, but battery cell makers are already working in its successor with good results. You can expect a long article on the subject very soon. Stay tuned 🙂



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Pedro Lima

My interest in electric transportation is mostly political. I’m tired of coups and wars for oil. My expectation is that the adoption of electric transportation will be a factor for peace and democracy all over the world.

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2 years ago

Sorry for newby question: where’s the lithium %?

2 years ago

Gracias Pedro Lima por la publicación, estare muy atento a su próximo articulo me interesa bastante. La empresa Zemlab ya tiene listas celdas con 305wh/kg y 1000 ciclos pero a C/3. CATL las suyas con 304wh/kg y AESC con 300wh/kg para el año que viene……No es un avance rompedor pero si psicológico se supera la barrera de los 300wh/kg y eso es todo un logro.

Richard P
2 years ago

1,340 vehicles in June 2019, including 927 ES8s and 413 ES6s.
Tesla averaged in Q2 2019 797 Model 3 and 160 Model S and Model X *per day*, so roughly doing in a day as much as NIO does in a month. Let’s sink this in.

Second: as much as NCM 811 sounds good, I’d like to see them thoroughly tested by prof. Jeff Dahn on their long term viability, as he has previously done with other chemistries.
In my opinion this is pushed through with the main goal of lowering the prouduction cost while putting the long term usability of these batteries at risk.
Until he won’t say a word or two about them, I will not cheer that NCM 811 is for the benefit of the customers.
Long term degradation and thermal stability being the first issues.

Even researchers can rig the results if they push different batteries to different voltages:

Based on what I have seen so far, I’ll make an educated guess that these NCM 811 batteries will have half the cycle life of Tesla’s / Panasonics batteries. We will see.

2 years ago

“You can expect a long article on the subject very soon”
Just can’t wait 🙂
I’m very curious about it.

2 years ago

Hi, When are planning to drop NCMA battery cell article that SVOLT will mass-produce.

2 years ago

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