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As Tesla postponed delivery yet again, its Chinese rivals are scrambling too


In February this year, Chinese electric car maker NIO unveiled its mass production plan, announcing the first batch of its ES8 model would be delivered in April. When the time came, NIO said the vehicles would be ready instead at the Beijing Auto Show, at the end of April. But it missed the deadline yet again, presenting a new schedule on May 18, for 550 vehicles to be rolled out by June and 10,000 more by end-September.
NIO finally delivered its first cars on May 31. Just ten were sent to its first batch of users, comprising NIO staff including co-founder Qin Lihong and product manag...

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