NIO wraps up battery recall early, but it’s at the expense of sales

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NIO has replaced all of the affected battery packs it recently recalled for fire risk, and it did so ahead of schedule, the company announced in a press release on Monday. But the recall’s completion has come at the expense of overall sales: the high-profile Chinese EV startup delivered just 837 vehicles in July, making it the company’s third-worst full month since it started deliveries in June 2018.

NIO recalled nearly 5,000 electric ES8 SUVs at the end of June, following reports of spontaneous fires coming from the battery packs. The company found out that, in packs made between April 2nd, 2018, and October 19th, 2018, there was a module that occasionally pressed up against a voltage sampling cable in the car’s wiring harness. This…

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