Nio Planning A US Factory
China is the leader in electric car manufacturing, but few of those cars make it to the United States, primarily because cars from China are subject to a 25% import duty. Now media outlets in China are reporting that Nio, one of the largest of the new crop of Chinese electric car manufacturers, is considering a factory in the US, which would be one way to avoid some or all of those import tariffs.
Nio has declined to confirm or deny the reports, but CnEVPost has put together a number of clues that point in that direction. Citing local news source Yicai, it says Nio is hiring for positions including overseas manufacturing planning specialists, body process specialists for overseas projects, overseas planning and infrastructure specialists, and overseas logistics project managers.
The job description for the planning specialists requires candidates to have been responsible for two or more complete master plan projects, with at least one in the US. Candidates for this position also need to be familiar with and understand US state policies, design codes and planning submission processes, and be familiar with US process planning and master plan principles.
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 30 May 2022 - 07:54 AM.