Two killed as Nio electric car falls from third floor office in Shanghai
Chinese electric carmaker Nio has confirmed the death of two people who died after one of its vehicles fell from the third floor of its headquarters in Shanghai.
Those who died in the crash have been identified to be one employee of the company as well as a second person who works with a partner establishment.
The company further revealed that those who died were inside the vehicle as it fell from the building.
Investigations are ongoing into the incident as the company continues to work closely with government officials.
The third storey area from where the car fell has been variously described as a showroom, a testing facility or a car park.
“Our company has collaborated with public security department to launch the investigation and analysis of the cause of the accident. Based on the analysis of the situation at the scene, we can initially confirm that this was an accident (not caused by the vehicle),” the company said in a statement.
Terrible story of two test drivers at #China’s electrical vehicle manufacturer NIO being killed when a car somehow smashed out of a building and came crashing down from a great height. pic.twitter.com/4ZNI2t7LqZ
— Stephen McDonell (@StephenMcDonell) June 23, 2022