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August 18

Geely Auto report first half 2022 results, pure EV sales surge 520%

Chinese automaker Geely Auto released strong first-half 2022 results today, showing a massive surge in EV sales. The automaker continues growing its electric segment, with pure electric vehicle sales surging 520% from 2021.

July 12

Geely launches new outdoors lifestyle marque Radar Auto to produce electric pickups, SUVs, and ATVs

Rivian did it first, Ford did it the biggest, and now China is next. Geely Auto is entering the nascent electric pickup truck segment with an entirely new brand called Radar Auto. The new outdoors-centric marque officially launched today along with images of its flagship EV called the RD6. In addition to electric pickups, Radar […]

March 15

Geely is rolling out swap stations for heavy duty EVs like cement mixers, housing three-ton battery packs

Chinese multinational automotive company, Geely, has shared a recent update from its Technology Group subsidiary showing battery swap capabilities integrated into what it calls Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs). The battery swap stations operate under the same concept as passenger EVs, but use a different swap method without having to lift the hefty construction vehicles.

January 22

Geely and Renault sign agreement to take on S. Korean car market, together

Chinese automotive giant and Volvo/Polestar parent company, Geely, has signed an agreement with the French Renault Group to launch a new collaboration intended to bring fuel-efficient hybrid electric cars to South Korea, as well as export sales into other Asian markets.

Geely-backed Maple Leaf 60S leaked ahead of Feb. debut, with 60 sec. battery swap

The first fruits of a joint venture between Chinese automotive giant Geely and two-wheel experts Lifan have just been leaked ahead of their expected debut – and we can understand why someone just couldn’t wait. “Maple Leaf 60S” says it all!

January 10

2021 EV deliveries in China by the numbers: How some of the market’s major players grew

As we eagerly slam the book shut on 2021 and look toward a promising year of further EV adoption in 2022, it’s important to look back and assess how far the global market has come during this most recent trip around the Sun. From there, we can compare 2021’s numbers to the year prior and […]

January 7

Geely and Foxconn establish JV to push back against chip shortage

Everywhere you look, you can see signs of an automotive market that’s been hit hard by a silicon “chip shortage.” Everywhere that is, except Tesla, where a more flexible, software-focused approach and sturdier grip on its critical parts supplies have allowed the company to nearly double its deliveries from the year before. Over in China, […]

January 3

Geely-owned Zeekr brand sets its sights on North America

You know Geely as the Chinese money behind Volvo, Polestar, and Lotus – but they’re a lot bigger than that. Geely has its own brand, is backing an electric Smart revival, and recently invested billions in Mercedes’ parent company, Daimler, to become a top shareholder. Geely means business, in other words, and the CEO of […]

April 7, 2017

Volvo-based electric sedan concept unveiled by Geely’s Lynk & Co

Geely, China’s automotive giant, appears to want to get the most out of its acquisition of Sweden’s Volvo. After using some of the automaker’s engineering and manufacturing talent to set up Chinese operations, the company launched a new global brand, Lynk & Co, to produce hybrid and electric vehicles using Volvo’s own Compact Modular Architecture, on […]

December 26, 2016

3 electric cars you’ve never heard of that dominated the market in China this year

China has not only become the biggest automotive market in the world, but also the biggest electric car market in the world. In 2016 alone, the country more than doubled its fleet of electric vehicles to now over 600,000 cars – more than the US or all European countries combined. Yet, you probably haven’t heard much about […]

June 16, 2021

Polestar 3 electric SUV to be built and sold in the US

Swedish automaker Polestar has announced that its upcoming performance SUV, the Polestar 3, will be built in the US and targeted at American consumers. The all-electric SUV will be manufactured at the Volvo Cars production center in South Carolina and supported by retail “Spaces” across the US.

March 19, 2021

Geely looks to battle Tesla with its own premium EV brand Zeekr

Auto manufacturer Geely plans to launch a new premium EV brand called Zeekr in China. Zeekr will exist as a separate brand and marketing strategy under the Geely umbrella. The automaker reportedly hopes to develop premium vehicles like Mercedes-Benz to compete with the likes of Tesla.

February 24, 2021

Polestar 2 now available for test drives in select cities

EV automaker Polestar is now allowing prospective customers to book test drives of its Polestar 2 electric fastback. Its website now lets consumers arrange a visit to a retail location near them. Additionally, the company can also bring the Polestar 2 to your home or office, depending on where you’re located. So far, Polestar has […]

January 8, 2020

Mercedes-Benz relaunches smart cars as electric brand with Geely

Mercedes-Benz has struggled with its smart car brand for a while now, but today it’s relaunching it as an electric car brand with Geely.

May 17, 2018

Geely’s Volvo electric vehicles are using Korean batteries made in China and the competition isn’t happy

China’s protectionist laws are currently being relaxed when it comes to electric vehicles, but there are still some rigorous restrictions. For example, Chinese electric vehicles need to be powered by Chinese batteries. A new report now shows that Geely found a workaround for Volvo’s electric vehicles by using Korean batteries made in China and the competition […]

January 14, 2019

Geely unveils first image of all-electric sedan for global market

China’s Geely has been expanding beyond its home country over the past few years with acquisitions like Volvo. But now they plan to expand globally with their own vehicles – starting with an all-electric sedan. They unveiled the first image of the vehicle today.

April 11, 2019

Geely launches new global all-electric brand Geometry, unveils a $31,000 ‘high-end sedan’

Geely, a Chinese automotive giant with global aim when it comes to electric vehicles, has now launched Geometry, a new global all-electric vehicle brand, and unveiled its first vehicle: Geometry A, an all-electric “high-end sedan”.

March 28, 2019

Daimler, Geely turning Smart car into Chinese-made all-electric global brand

Daimler and Geely have announced a joint venture to make Smart cars in China, as a global all-electric brand.

November 9, 2021

Geely’s Farizon Auto unveils ‘Homtruck’ electric semi for global market in 2024

Farizon Auto, the commercial vehicle branch of Geely, launched a new electric semi-truck concept called the Homtruck. While the unveiled vehicle remains a concept, Geely has already shared intentions to enter production and begin deliveries in 2024. Furthermore, the Chinese automaker is planning to roll out the Homtruck semi in international markets too, including North […]

November 12, 2021

Geely looks to emulate Rivian with new premium electric pickup brand

Chinese automotive conglomerate Geely is reportedly spinning off a pickup truck business from its commercial EV division. Geely is working to release an all-electric pickup in the second half of next year that may very well someday compete against nascent US automaker Rivian.

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