Alongside the KC Concept, Geely launched a pure-electric version of its most popular model, the EC7 compact sedan, today in Shanghai. Targeting initially institutions and companies rather than individual consumers, the EC7 EV is to be released in the first quarter of 2014.
The new Geely model will be provided with two e-powertrain choices, for short (about 165km) and long (about 250km) range configurations. With a 150kW electric motor, the automaker claims, the EC7 EV can accelerate to 100km/h in just 7 seconds and run at a top speed of 200km. It can be fast-charged to 80% of the battery capacity in 30 minutes, while a full re-charge will take about 4 hours.
The EV features a push button transmission
Under the hood is the battery pack instead of an ICE
Behind the wheel is a color display that can show the level of battery power
Geely plans to sell 3,000 units of the Emgrand EC7 in the first year after its release, and to increase annual sales to 30,000 by 2016.