Mar 22, 2023 - 01:15 pm
ElectroMobility Poland to utilize Pininfarina design
ElectroMobility Poland (EMP), a budding EV manufacturer backed by the Polish government, wants to add some Italian flair to its Izera EV subsidiary. The company is working with the Italian design company Pininfarina, which is to design three electric cars: an SUV, a hatchback and an estate.
Jan 9, 2023 - 04:03 pm
Zeekr begins production of the 009 in Ningbo city
Geely’s Premium electric brand Zeekr has begun serial production of its second model. The electric van Zeekr 009 is now rolling off production lines in the company’s plant in Hangzhou Bay, Ningbo city in the east Chinese province of Zhejiang. Deliveries should start shortly.
Jan 4, 2023 - 10:41 am
Zeekr gives its 001 the CATL Qilin battery
In China, Geely’s premium electric brand Zeekr is now offering its 001 with CATL’s Qilin battery for the first time in the new 2023 model year. This battery option with a capacity of 140 kWh increases the range of the Zeekr 001 to up to 1,032 kilometres according to Chinese standards.
Nov 15, 2022 - 05:18 pm
Geely’s Radar Auto launches first electric pick-up truck
Branded as a label for lifestyle vehicles at launch, Geely subsidiary Radar Auto just debuted its first model in China. The RD6 electric pick-up truck hits the market in four versions at prices starting from 178,800 yuan, below 25,000 euros.
Sep 28, 2022 - 03:04 pm
Smart announces prices for the #1
Smart has published the first European prices for its electric SUV #1. In Germany, the base model Pro+ starts at 41,490 euros, with three more variants on offer above that. For the UK, pre-orders of the Launch Edition will open in January and are strictly limited to 100 cars. Pre-orders for the other models will […]
Jul 13, 2022 - 12:03 pm
Geely presents new “lifestyle vehicle” subsidiary
Chinese car company Geely has unveiled Radar Auto, a new brand of electric “lifestyle vehicles” such as pickup trucks, SUVs and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). The first product is the RD6 pickup truck, which is scheduled to go into production in the fourth quarter of 2022. Details are to follow at a later date.
Jan 26, 2022 - 01:06 pm
Baidu & Geely invest EV joint venture Jidu Auto
Baidu and Geely are investing a total of around 400 million US dollars in their electric car joint venture Jidu Auto. The money will go towards the development and series production of Jidu’s first “robot car”. The model is to be presented at the Beijing Auto Show in April this year and go on sale […]
Jan 11, 2022 - 01:05 pm
Zeekr is getting ready for EU entry
Chinese premium electric brand Zeekr, which belongs to the Geely Group, plans to offer its first model in the EU from the beginning of 2023. By 2025, the brand wants to expand its range to seven models and export a total of 100,000 vehicles.
Oct 5, 2021 - 11:18 am
Volvo Cars to hit the stock market end of 2021
The Chinese car company Geely wants to list its Swedish passenger car subsidiary Volvo Cars on the Stockholm stock exchange before the end of this year. New shares are expected to raise gross proceeds of around 25 billion Swedish kronor (2.5 billion euros). Geely wants to remain the largest shareholder.
Sep 6, 2021 - 12:03 pm
Smart reveals electric SUV concept at the IAA
With the Concept #1 at the IAA Mobility in Munich, Smart gives a concrete preview of the first series model of the new all-electric vehicle generation. Instead of a small electric two-seater, there will be an SUV model from Smart in the future.
Apr 16, 2021 - 12:54 pm
Geely brand presents its first electric car as Zeekr 001
Geely’s premium electric brand Zeekr has officially unveiled its first model, the Zero Concept presented last year and now in the production version. Geely considers the Zeekr 001 an all-electric “shooting brake” ready to hit the markets in China this autumn.
Feb 25, 2021 - 11:19 am
Volvo & Geely cancel fusion and opt for cooperation
Volvo owner Geely and Volvo Cars have announced that they will forego their proposed merger and instead significantly deepen their existing cooperation as two separate companies. This includes, among other things, expanded joint use of modular architectures for electric cars.
Feb 19, 2021 - 11:02 am
Geely considers launching dedicated EV subsidiary
The Chinese car manufacturer Geely reportedly wants to spin off product planning, marketing and sales of electric vehicles into an independent company. The subsidiary Lingling Technologies, which is yet to be founded, is to be primarily concerned with development, marketing and sales.
Jan 13, 2021 - 04:54 pm
Foxconn & Geely launch EV manufacturing partnership
Long-time Apple supplier Foxconn and Chinese automaker Geely are entering into a partnership. With the planned joint venture, in which both partners will each hold half of the shares, Geely and Foxconn intend to offer contract manufacturing and consulting services in electric mobility.
Jan 8, 2021 - 12:48 pm
Baidu considers producing EVs in Geely factory
A few weeks ago, it became clear that the Chinese technology group Baidu is looking into entering the production of electric cars. New information now shows that the production of electric cars will apparently take place in existing Geely plants.
Nov 22, 2020 - 12:52 pm
Daimler & Geely join forces for hybrid powertrain R&D
Daimler and its Chinese shareholder Geely are tightening the knots they share as they agree to cooperate in the development and production of hybrid drives. The two automotive groups intend to use synergies in their global research and development networks.
Oct 6, 2020 - 09:16 pm
Volvo confirms small electric car on Lynk& Co. platform
According to CEO Håkan Samuelsson, Volvo will also use the new SEA (Sustainable Experience Architecture) EV platform recently presented by the fellow Geely brand Lynk & Co. The incoming compact model below the XC40 will be the first Volvo based on this platform.
Sep 24, 2020 - 01:35 pm
Lynk & Co presents electric concept and platform
The Geely subsidiary Lynk & Co has delivered a preview of its first all-electric model with the Zero Concept. The new electric vehicle platform, which will enable ranges of up to 700 kilometers, is also to be offered to other OEMs. Apparently there is already an interested party from Germany.