Dec 7 (Reuters) – Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker Nio Inc (9866.HK) may undertake further job cuts after the company announced plans to cut 10% of its workforce last month, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.
Some departments were asked to prepare reserve lay-off lists, which may widen the original dismissals to 20% to 30% within the unit, according to the report.
The cuts would apply mainly to non-core businesses or ones that would not generate quick returns or require heavy investment, the report added.
Nio did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.
The additional cuts come after Nio said in November that it planned to eliminate 10% of its jobs, as it moves to improve efficiency and reduce costs in the face of growing competition.
Demand for EVs has weakened in China as consumers favour more economical plug-in hybrids.
Reporting by Utkarsh Shetti in Bengaluru; Editing by Rashmi Aich