In North America, among car fans, China’s Geely is best known for their acquisition of Swedish brand Volvo nearly ten years ago. Geometry is Geely’s next step in its continued bid to become a top-10 world automaker.
Geometry will be Geely’s brand for all electric vehicles. It intends to launch in excess of ten all-new 100% electric vehicles between now and 2025. Its main focus will be the Chinese market however they will accept orders from overseas. It is unclear in the Reuters news story if this involves North America and if so, in what capacity.
Geely is China’s biggest home-grown carmaker and it intends to become one of the largest in the world before long. They announced Geometry in Singapore some time ago and has since received over 26,000 pre-orders for its first model, the Geometry A. According to Geely, the longest-range version will be capable of covering up to 500 kilometres on a single charge.
Geely has been very busy in the recent past. They’ve set up a joint venture with Daimler in order to produce the next generation smart electric car in China and are also developing new energy commercial vehicles through Yuan Cheng Auto.
In a previous news story, Reuters reported than nearly half of a $300 billion investment on electric vehicle technology by global automakers will be directed at China. Geely will certainly be in on that and we suspect we’ll be hearing more about Geometry in the near future.