Chinese EV Maker NIO Launches Paid Membership Subscription

Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer NIO launched a paid membership service on September 5.

The monthly membership will cost 13,800 yuan ($1931), equivalent to about 460 yuan ($64) per day. The services offered range from charging, maintenance and NIO coupons to access to NIO House, a relaxing home space for NIO owners. Exclusive perks for members to enjoy include charging their EVs for up to 1000 Kw/h for free.

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The membership is also bound with buying new cars. When members buy a new ES8 or ES6, the company’s mid-sized sports SUVs, they will be reimbursed 5,000 yuan ($700) in the first month of membership and 10,000 yuan ($1400) in the second month.

Users in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Shenzhen and other cities now have access to these services.