Geely on Wednesday unveiled a modular EV platform destined for fashions spawned throughout the automaker’s portfolio of manufacturers, which embrace Lynk & Co., Polestar, Proton and Volvo.
The brand new platform is named the Sustainable Expertise Structure (SEA), and it was demonstrated in a small fastback sedan from Lynk & Co. dubbed the Zero Idea (proven beneath). The putting idea is about to spawn a manufacturing mannequin in 2021.
Different fashions to be primarily based on the SEA platform shall be introduced at a later date. Geely, which describes the SEA platform as “open-source,” can be eager to produce the platform to different automakers.
For its present electrical vehicles just like the Volvo XC40 Recharge and Polestar 2, Geely depends on an electrified model of the Compact Modular Structure initially developed with Volvo for internal-combustion vehicles. The SEA platform is Geely’s first devoted EV platform.
Lynk & Co. Zero Idea
The platform is able to spawning fashions from the subcompact section proper by way of to the mid-size section, in addition to automobile, SUV and lightweight business physique kinds. A variety of over 400 miles is feasible, in accordance with Geely, and there is the potential to develop this as battery know-how improves.
Geely can be working with Intel-owned image-recognition firm Mobileye to combine superior digital driver-assist options, together with some self-driving options. Automobiles primarily based on the platform will be fitted with Mobileye’s SuperVision surround-view system which makes use of a number of cameras and sensor know-how coupled with map information to supply extremely correct driver-assist options reminiscent of computerized emergency braking, and—because the know-how develops—full self-driving functionality.
“This can be a extremely scalable pure electrical structure that can enable us to make best-in-class automobiles with main dynamics, connectivity, intelligence and shared performance in very excessive volumes that can carry zero-emission transportation to many extra customers,” Kent Bollevan, Geely’s head of superior automobile architectures, stated in an announcement.
Each the SEA platform and Lynk & Co. Zero Idea will make their formal debut Saturday at Auto China 2020 in Beijing.