Construction of the project is expected to take place between August and October this year, and NIO will lease buildings with a total floor area of over 22,000 square meters.
The information comes from an environmental assessment report displayed on the official website of the Shanghai Municipal Government.
In the report this R&D laboratory is designed to explore the charge and discharge performance, temperature performance, and safety performance of lithium-ion cells and packaging under different physical experimental conditions such as temperature, voltage, humidity.
The NIO laboratory will require 400 R&D personnel. The laboratory will explore the material properties of cells, battery packs under certain conditions.
The lithium-ion cell pilot line and battery assembly line will be involved in the trial production of lithium-ion cells and battery packs, which will be a good prerequisite for the possibility of future large-scale production exploration, and trial samples for in-depth development.
However, the number of lithium-ion cells and battery packs to be tested was not disclosed in the report.