NIO Entered Into Technology License Agreement with Forseven Limited

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SHANGHAI, China, Feb. 26, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NIO Inc. (NYSE: NIO; HKEX: 9866; SGX: NIO), a pioneer and a leading company in the premium smart electric vehicle market, today announced that its subsidiary, NIO Technology (Anhui) Co., Ltd. (the “Company”), has entered into a technology license agreement (the “Technology License Agreement”) with Forseven Limited (“Forseven”), a subsidiary of CYVN Holdings L.L.C. Pursuant to the Technology License Agreement, the Company will grant a non-exclusive and non-transferrable worldwide license to Forseven to use certain of the Company’s existing and future technical information, technical solutions, software and intellectual property rights related to or subsisting in the Company’s smart electric vehicle platforms (collectively, the “Licensed Technologies”) for (i) the research and development, manufacturing, sales, import and export of vehicle models sold or marketed under Forseven brand(s) meeting pre-agreed manufacturer’s suggested retail price (“MSRP”) thresholds (excluding tax) under the Technology License Agreement (collectively, the “Licensed Products”), and (ii) the provision or procurement of certain after-sales services for the Licensed Products to its users.

Under the Technology License Agreement, the Company will receive technology license fees comprising a non-refundable, fixed upfront license fee plus royalties determined based on the future sales of Licensed Products by Forseven.

Unless terminated in accordance with provisions provided therein, the Technology License Agreement will remain valid until the end of production of the Licensed Products or the expiration of Forseven’s obligation to provide after-sales services to its users. The Technology License Agreement may be terminated by either party under certain conditions. The Company may also terminate the Technology License Agreement under certain conditions, including if a company that owns one or more automotive brands and sells vehicles under such brand(s) to the market obtains control of Forseven.

About NIO Inc. NIO Inc. is a pioneer and a leading company in the premium smart electric vehicle market. Founded in November 2014, NIO’s mission is to shape a joyful lifestyle. NIO aims to build a community starting with smart electric vehicles to share joy and grow together with users. NIO designs, develops, jointly manufactures and sells premium smart electric vehicles, driving innovations in next-generation technologies in assisted and intelligent driving, digital technologies, electric powertrains and batteries. NIO differentiates itself through its continuous technological breakthroughs and innovations, such as the industry-leading battery swapping technologies, Battery as a Service, or BaaS, as well as proprietary NIO Assisted and Intelligent Driving and its subscription services. NIO’s product portfolio consists of the ES8, a six-seater smart electric flagship SUV, the ES7 (or the EL7), a mid-large five-seater smart electric SUV, the ES6 (or the EL6), a five-seater all-round smart electric SUV, the EC7, a five-seater smart electric flagship coupe SUV, the EC6, a five-seater smart electric coupe SUV, the ET9, a smart electric executive flagship, the ET7, a smart electric flagship sedan, the ET5, a mid-size smart electric sedan, and the ET5T, a smart electric tourer.

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