NIO: Agreement reached with one of the largest car rental companies in Europe

NIO: Agreement reached with one of the largest car rental companies in Europe-largest

The Chinese e-car startup Nio already has a large number of strong partners in China. For Europe, they recently teamed up with Shell. But that’s not the end of it. Together with lease plan, one of the largest car rental companies in Europe, a partnership agreement has been agreed in order to become its preferred operational leasing partner for E-vehicles in Norway.

LeasePlan announced the partnership in a statement last week. Founded in 1963 and based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, the company manages 1.8 million vehicles in more than 30 countries. The specialist in car leasing and fleet management is not only the largest car-as-a-service company in the world, but as a founding member of the EV100 has also shown a long-term commitment to reducing its carbon footprint. The company’s own goal is to make its own fleet emission-free by 2030. As part of the partnership, LeasePlan will initially offer its customers NIO’s flagship SUV, the ES8.

The company’s flagship sedan, the ET7, will also be launched in Norway next year. Currently it is that E-Motorists order the NIO ES8 currently over LeasePlan or the NIO website or order locally in the Nio House Oslo, where leaseplan operating leases are offered. “Together LeasePlan and NIO will offer some of the cleanest, greenest and smartest electric vehicles ever produced and we are excited to bring the next generation of electric vehicle technology to the European market,” said Tex Gunning, CEO of LeasePlan.

It can be assumed that the partnership will help NIO to get a better foothold in Norway and the European countries. It is planned that NIO will open up at least five other European countries next year. The ES8, based on the first-generation platform, will only be offered in Norway, the company said in its third-quarter earnings call last month.

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3 thoughts on “NIO: Agreement reached with one of the largest car rental companies in Europe”

  1. It’s definitely a better idea than trying third-rate partners like ATU or Euronics. Do not want to use SixT autonomous cars on a NIO base? That should start in a few months.

  2. Nio is great! Unfortunately Chinese. But the European and especially the German deficit are self-made. My regrets are limited. But a Nio could be my next car.

  3. The original article isn’t that clever. Leaseplan is not a car rental company (that would be Sixt, Avis, Europcar, Hertz, …). They’re a leasing company. While a car rental company decides for itself which cars it buys and later returns, a leasing company leases exactly those vehicles that customers request from them. What Leaseplan has probably only committed itself to: that they lease Nio vehicles. This is a matter of course with open calculation. I assume that they also offer the vehicles with a closed calculation. In this respect, it is a small thing that was regulated here – better than nothing, but no comparison with the Tesla deal, at which 100.000 vehicles are actually accepted by Hertz. No additional vehicles will be accepted here for the time being.


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