Nio wants the same kind of market access in the US as Tesla's EVs do in China.

The same access to the US market that Tesla has in China is what Tesla and electric vehicle startup Nio are requesting.

It's important to note that while Nio hasn't disclosed any intentions to manufacture EVs in the US, Tesla has a sizable facility there.

Li points out that in addition to being listed in New York, Nio views itself as an international corporation.

More than three-quarters of the EV manufacturer's investors are located outside of China.

With the emergence of Chinese EV manufacturers like Nio, BYD, XPeng, and Li Auto, Li has criticized US protectionism.

Uncertainty regarding Chinese enterprises' access to the US market is undoubtedly a significant barrier to their expansion.

By 2025, the company hopes to have 1,000 such stations in the area.