Fatal accident at Nio car factory in China, as car drives out of third-story showroom – report


Two have been killed, after the Nio electric car they were sitting in drove through a wall and plunged from an office tower.

James Ward


Chinese electric car maker Nio has confirmed the death of two people, who were occupants of a car that fell from a third-story showroom at the company’s factory in Shanghai.

According to a report from the BBC, the car, which appears to be a Nio ET7 electric sedan, reportedly crashed through a wall and landed on the street below. The occupants, a Nio staff member and an employee of a partner business, were tragically killed.


In a statement, the company stated “Our company has collaborated with public security department to launch the investigation and analysis of the cause of the accident. Based on the analysis of the situation at the scene, we can initially confirm that this was an accident (not caused by the vehicle).”

Authorities are investigating.

The automotive arm of Nio offers a range of electric SUVs and sedans for the Chinese market. Like Tesla, the company also provides home-based power storage and battery solutions.

James Ward

James has been part of the digital publishing landscape in Australia since 2002 and has worked within the automotive industry since 2007. He joined CarAdvice in 2013, left in 2017 to work with BMW and then returned at the end of 2019 to spearhead the content direction of Drive.

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