By Senad Karaahmetovic
Shares of Nio (NYSE:NIO) are moving over 4% lower in pre-open Tuesday after the electric vehicle (EV) producer slashed its fourth-quarter guidance for the number of delivered units.
Nio now expects to deliver between 38,500 and 39,500 EV units in the fourth quarter of 2022, down from the previously released outlook of 43,000 to 48,000 vehicles.
“In December 2022, the Company has been facing challenges in deliveries and productions, together with certain supply chain constraints, caused by the outbreak of the Omicron coronavirus variant in major cities in China. While our teams have strived to maintain continuous operations on all fronts, we were not able to reach our full capacities, particularly when there have been disruptions on delivery and registration procedures involving users,” the company said in a statement.
The EV maker hosted its annual “Nio Day” in China, where it launched the EC7, a smart electric flagship coupe SUV, and the All-New ES8.
Similar to Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), Nio stock trades 65% down year-to-date. Shares closed at $10.97 on Friday.