Two killed as Nio electric car falls from third floor office in Shanghai
Two people perished when one of Nio’s vehicles fell from the third floor of its Shanghai headquarters, according to the Chinese electric-car maker.
One employee and two members of the company’s partner company died in the collision.
The problem, according to the business, occurred on Wednesday at about 17:20 local time. The fatalities occurred inside the vehicle as it detached from the building.
Nio claims that a swift inquiry into the incident was started in coordination with government officials.
The area on the third floor where the car lands have been referred to as a showroom, a testing facility, or a parking lot, among other terms.
Our organisation, along with the public security department, has begun an investigation and analysis of the accident’s cause. “Upon initial confirmation that this was an accident (not caused by the car),” the business stated in a statement based on the analysis of the site.
“We would like to express our profound condolences to our colleague and the partner employee who passed away.
Before it was taken down, more than 1,000 individuals had commented on Nio’s initial Weibo post within a half-hour.
The phrase “not related to the automobile itself” in the final sentence infuriated social media users.
After that, the automaker released a new statement that still refers to the collision as an accident but adds the phrase “not caused by the vehicle” in parentheses too, ostensibly, downplay that part of the sentence. Every comment on the new post now ends with “RIP.”
Nio is in charge of China’s effort to dominate the electric vehicle market. It has put a lot of faith in the replaceable batteries in its automobiles to ease customers’ concerns about having to charge their cars frequently.
The company competes with Elon Musk’s Tesla, an electric car manufacturer with headquarters in the US and a significant production facility in Shanghai.