Chengdu power cuts NIO electric car owners make a “small profit” by replacing the dead battery with a full charge

Recently, due to the recent high temperature weather, power supply and demand in Sichuan, Chongqing and other places have been tight, and the two places have successively issued power curtailment measures to ensure normal life. In response to the government’s call for orderly use of electricity, a number of automakers’ factories in Sichuan and Chongqing have stopped production one after another. In addition to vehicle manufacturing, automotive industry chain companies and new energy charging pile services in the region are also affected, and some charging facilities of Tesla, Xiaopeng, Weilai and other car companies have been suspended.

A few days ago, a Weilai car owner shared his experience of “reverse power swap”. There is still electricity supply in his community, so he charged the vehicle to full power at his own charging pile.

Then he drove the car to the swap station and replaced it with an empty battery. The Weilai APP showed that the new battery was “-57.3 kWh”. It is said that he also won Weilai’s NIO points.

NIO owners also know that NIO points can be directly used as money to buy goods in the NIO mall, so the owner’s reverse battery swap should also make a small profit.

In addition, previous reports showed that Xpeng Motors’ supercharger stations in Chengdu and Chongqing were partially open. The owner of Weilai said on the official APP that there were long queues at the power exchange stations during the peak hours of electricity consumption, and some of the power exchange stations were forced to go offline.

Due to the record high electricity load in many provinces, the State Grid has piloted the implementation of off-peak charging for electric vehicles in Chongqing, Zhejiang, and Hubei. At the same time, a 50% discount coupon will be issued to guide electric vehicle owners to charge at low times such as at night.

Article source: Fast Technology

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