“According to the analysis of the situation at the site, we can tentatively confirm that it was an accident (not for vehicle reasons),” she added.
Nio also said it is cooperating with the police investigation into the cause of the accident.
The company did not respond to a request for additional comment from CNN Business.
Founded by Chinese entrepreneur William Lee in 2014, Nio has become one of the fastest growing electric car startups in China, and one of Elon Musk’s many domestic competitors to Tesla.
Last year, it delivered 91,429 vehicles, up 109% from 2020, according to the company. In the first five months of this year, 37,866 units were delivered, up 12% over the same period last year.
Nio listed its shares on the New York Stock Exchange in 2018.
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