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Cars Geely also offers new e-car architecture to other manufacturers

16:35  25 september  2020
16:35  25 september  2020 Source:   t3n.de

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Geely bietet neue E-Auto-Architektur auch anderen Herstellern an © dpa Geely also offers new e-car architecture to other manufacturers

The Chinese car maker Geely wants to offer its new architecture for electric cars to other manufacturers. Building on this, other car manufacturers should be able to develop their own models in the future.

The company, which also owns Volvo, presented the technology before the start of the international auto show on Saturday in Beijing with a new Zero Concept concept car from its subsidiary Lynk & Co. It has a range of 700 kilometers and is due to hit the market next year. Discussions with other international car companies were in progress, announced the company, which as the largest shareholder owns almost ten percent of the German automotive group Daimler.

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The architecture is not just about the platform, but also about the battery, software and connectivity that other automakers can use to build their own models. Founder Li Shufu said the evolution of electric car architecture is "the biggest leap forward for Geely in more than a decade". The innovation will significantly expand the volume and scalability of electric vehicles. Geely wants to offer the advantages to others, as the industry has common interests in the fight against climate change.

The so-called Sea Architecture (Sustainable Experience Architecture) is to be used across the entire Geely portfolio with nine brands. Geely has invested 18 billion yuan, the equivalent of 2.2 billion euros, in the development over four years, reported the financial agency Bloomberg. A company spokesman said the company wanted to develop into a "mobility service provider" and shake up the traditional auto industry.

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technology also developed in Europe

The technology was developed in the research centers in China, Sweden, Germany and the United Kingdom. In the short term, several hundred thousand vehicles should be produced in China with it. In the long term, the number should be "increased significantly", said the spokesman before the fair, which opens its doors on Saturday. Auto China 2020 in Beijing is the first major international auto show in more than half a year.

The exhibition, which is one of the largest in the industry, was initially postponed in spring due to the pandemic. Since China has hardly had any local infections for weeks, the fair can be rescheduled. dpa

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