GEELY ELECTRIC VEHICLES
Geely Electric Vehicles strategy is centered around its Blue Geely Initiative. The plan aims to change the company’s lineup from internal-combustion engines to alternative energy which includes EVs, hybrids, and plug-in hybrids, hydrogen and metal fuel cells. Of the 90 percent of its sales which it aims to electrify by 2020, it anticipated that 65 percent would be hybrids, and 35 percent will be pure EVs. The following steps will see Geely models based on the Compact Modular Architecture it’s developing with its subsidiary Volvo. Geely partnered with go-cart company, Kandi Technologies to develop the popular Kandi Pand (K11) and Cyclone (K17). Geely own 100% in the iconic London Taxi Company. In 2017 Geely and London Taxi Company opened a 20,000 dedicated electric vehicle plant in Antsy, Coventry to manufacture extended range electric vehicle taxies and Light Commercial Vehicles.
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2017 Week 12 - Geely and London Taxi Co opens EV plant in UK
Geely‘s London Taxi Company this week opened a dedicated 20,000 unit per year electric vehicle plant in the UK, bringing Geely‘s investment in the company to £325 million. The plant located in Antsy, Coventry is the first all-new vehicle manufacturing facility constructed in the UK for the last 10-years. The investment by Geely, the second investment from China in the UK sector over the last two weeks, will create more than 1,000 jobs, of which 230 will be engineering jobs. A couple of weeks back Shanghai-listed Far East Smarter Energy Group announced an investment in UK-based Detroit Electric for the manufacturing of the SP:01 EV, creating 400 jobs.
The taxi EV manufactured at the plant undergoes stringent testing, including being exposed to extreme weather conditions and covers over 500,000km / 310,000 miles. The London Taxi Company‘s research and development team of around 200 people based at Antsy have been developing the company’s lightweight EV platform, which together with Volvo‘s electric car powertrain provides the basis for an ultra low emission commercial vehicle. Volvo, also owned by Geely, providing further technical experience. The commercial launch is in the 4th quarter 2017 for the UK market and 2018 for the international market.
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