Despite being a competitor, Tesla CEO Musk still showed his demeanor. Regarding Weilai’s 100,000 vehicles rolling off the assembly line, he sent Weibo today to congratulate Weilai: “This is a difficult milestone.”
Later, Tao Lin,
vice president of Tesla’s external affairs, forwarded Musk’s Weibo and said: “ Whether it’s NIO’s 100,000 vehicles rolling off the assembly line or Xiaomi’s official announcement of the car, it indicates that a new era is getting closer to us We will accelerate the transition from fuel vehicles to new energy vehicles, and look forward to more peers.”
On April 7, NIO’s 100,000th production vehicle rolled off the assembly line at Hefei Advanced Manufacturing Base.
Li Bin, the founder of Weilai, said at the launch ceremony of 100,000 mass-produced vehicles that Weilai has endured a lot of doubts over the years. We have spent more than three years to prove to everyone that we are not a liar.
Li Bin said,
from May 27, 2018, our first NIO rolled off the assembly line, to 1046 days and nights today, we launched 100,000 high-end smart electric vehicles at the fastest speed in the industry.
He bluntly said that Weilai has endured a lot of doubts. Three years ago, everyone said that Weilai did not have a factory and wanted to sell cars. With the 4 characters on the tail, Jianghuai Automobile still dared to sell for four to five million yuan.
“We spent more than three years together to prove to everyone that we are not liars!”