China-based premium electric vehicle maker NIO Inc. delivered 1,089 ES8 elcetric SUVs in May 2019, for a total of 2,213 vehicles delivered through the first two months of second quarter. As of 31 May 2019, aggregate deliveries of the ES8 reached 17,550 total vehicles.
In light of the challenging macroeconomic and Chinese auto market backdrop, our team has been working to deepen our market penetration and expand our channels. We are pleased with the ES8 sales figures we have seen thus far as the second quarter progresses.
With April and May deliveries completed, we now anticipate full second quarter ES8 deliveries to be near the top of, or to exceed, the Company’s prior guidance range of 2,800 to 3,200 quarterly deliveries.
We are also pleased that ES6, our 5-seater, sporty high-performance premium electric SUV, is on schedule to commence deliveries to users later this month.—William Li, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of NIO
NIO began deliveries of the ES8, a 7-seater high-performance premium electric SUV in China in June 2018, and a variant, the 6-seater ES8, in March 2019. NIO officially launched the ES6, a 5-seater high-performance premium electric SUV, in December 2018 and plans to make the first batch of deliveries of ES6 in June 2019.