FILE PHOTO: A brand of the electrical car maker NIO is seen at its retailer in Beijing, China August 20, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

(Reuters) – China’s electric-car maker Nio Inc on Monday forecast current-quarter deliveries between 20,000 and 20,500 automobiles, after its fourth-quarter income greater than doubled helped by rising demand for battery-operated automobiles.

Nio delivered 17,353 automobiles within the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31.

Reporting by Akanksha Rana and Ankit Ajmera in Bengaluru; Modifying by Amy Caren Daniel