As reports of a culture of overwork in the Chinese electric vehicle industry amid fierce competition grow, a former Nio employee has revealed more details about her experiences working at the young automaker. In a recent interview with Chen Fang published on Tuesday, the 28-year-old ex-Nio employee said she had declined the company’s compensation offer on the condition of silence, in order to speak out for her ex-colleagues. She told Chinese media outlet ifeng that she even contemplated suicide due to work pressure. Most employees have consistently worked overtime for an additional one to two hours at the company, although a few select departments have implemented long working schedules, according to a source familiar with the matter who spoke to TechNode. Nio did not respond to a request for comment. [ifeng, in Chinese]