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NIO, SAMSO, Reefilla and University of Naples Federico II participate in the European Union’s Horizon Research and Innovation Program

• NIO will provide unique insight into energy storage services, grid interaction, and energy demand management obtained through its Power Swap Station technology.

• SAMSO SpA, Italian E.S.Co. leader in energy efficiency and e-mobility services will provide a multi-charging Hub with V2G technology, powered by FV shelter and hybrid energy storage system (HESS) composed of lithium battery and SuperCap.

• Reefilla will also contribute to the project with its advanced mobile charging and storage devices, and the University of Naples Federico II will offer its expertise in energy sustainability.

Munich, Germany – NIO, the global premium smart electric vehicle company, announces its participation in the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation program. NIO’s Power Products and Solutions in Europe, together with 26 partners, have successfully been awarded funding to further research and development of energy storage systems in e-mobility services. In addition, NIO is offering power grid services with its power swap stations to make energy systems more resilient, stable, and efficient. NIO will continue researching and developing innovative energy services and actively seeks partners to create a greener future. 

Horizon Europe is the EU’s largest research and innovation initiative. From 2021 to 2027, the program invests a total of €95.5 billion in bringing together world-class research teams to collaborate and innovate with aims that include tackling climate change and achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. 

“As part of this R&D project, NIO will contribute unique insights into the future of energy services in Europe through the development and implementation of the brand’s unique Power Swap Station technology and smart electric vehicles,” said Dr. Fei Shen, Senior Vice President of NIO Power. “The project is a big step in realizing NIO’s guideline of Blue Sky Coming, bringing energy to vehicles right where and when needed, and will further promote sustainable and eco-friendly solutions for the future of mobility.” 

“We are sure that only innovative projects will be able to help the automotive market and develop the future of EV cars. Our goal is to achieve zero energy consumption, generating energy through PV power plants, innovative storage systems, and future renewable energy community,” said Gianpiero Cascone, Founder and CEO of SAMSO. 

“Our participation in the European Union’s Horizon Research and Innovation Program is a testament to UNINA’s commitment to advancing sustainable energy solutions for e-mobility. As the coordinator of the Italian demo, Criat is dedicated to improving the performance of EV charging stations and promoting energy sustainability,” said Prof. PhD. Ing. Diego Iannuzzi, University of Naples Federico II. 

“As a participant in the EU Horizon Research and Innovation Program, Reefilla is committed to driving the future of electric mobility with its advanced mobile charging devices. Our vision is clear: mobile charging will play a crucial role in enabling energy storage and accelerating the widespread adoption of sustainable mobility solutions,” said Marco Bevilacqua, Co-Founder and CEO of Reefilla.  

During the three-year project officially launched in January 2023, NIO and its collaborative partners will explore the application of stationary hybrid energy storage to improve electric vehicle ultra-fast charging performance and reduce the impact on the power grid. The research will also demonstrate the portable battery chargers for EV mobility services, the integration of photovoltaics into charging infrastructure, and the second-life application of batteries.

NIO has over 1,300 Power Swap Stations in operation globally, of which ten are in Europe (Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, and Sweden). In addition, more Power Swap Stations are set to open across Europe in the coming months. Since 2015, NIO has established a global design and product development department in Germany and the UK and is now strengthening its commitment to the region through continued collaboration with partners in key areas of electromobility. 

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