Today, we announced our first major commitment in the electric vehicle market through a supplier agreement with NIO, a next-generation car company.
Through a long-term partnership, NIO will leverage the unique properties of our high strength, lightweight aluminum alloys to design a lighter, better performing, & more fuel-efficient vehicle. Over the next five years, NIO will launch electric SUV models using Novelis’ automotive aluminum solutions.
Leveraging our global reach, NIO will draw supply from our Changzhou plant—China’s first facility dedicated to heat-treated automotive sheet. Enabling a local supply source will be key to expediting NIO’s production schedule at a time when automakers face mounting pressure in China to increase electric vehicle production. As aluminum becomes increasingly integrated into autonomous and electric vehicle designs, our partnership with NIO will showcase the state-of-the-art benefits of automotive aluminum.
NIO and Novelis are pushing the limits of what is possible with electric vehicles from both a performance and design standpoint. This innovative partnership demonstrates that Novelis is more than just a material supplier, we are collaborators and problem solvers working closely with design teams to help ensure vehicles are built to maximize the unique attributes of aluminum and meet the mobility demands of the future.
Novelis’ expertise and experience working with world-class automakers make it the best choice for NIO and the right choice for the electric vehicle market.