Chinese automaker Geely has launched its electric brand Geometry in Singapore, with the Geometry A its launch model.
The Geometry A comes in two versions, standard range and long range, in a total of six different configurations.
Local Tesla importer Hong Seh Motors will distribute the cars for not only Singapore but for South-east Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Hong Seh Motors’ executive director Edward Tan said: “The automotive industry has evolved so much from the time we had first entered the business. From combustion engines to hybrid and now electric, the world is definitely moving towards a cleaner and greener future.
“With electrification using New and Clean technology, we believe it is the future for personal, group and commercial transportation. Geely is an automotive leader and with Geometry, we are thrilled to be in this partnership for an electric future.”
Zhejiang Geely Holding Group President and Geely Auto Group president and CEO An Conghui said Geely is a “strong force” and “active participant” in the field of new energy.
“We are guided by technological innovation and are determined to become a global leader in new energy. Geometry is our answer to the future of the industry, a representation of our ideals, and a firm step into a ‘beautiful new world’,” he said at the launch event.
With Geometry, Geely aims to be one of the world’s top 10 automotive groups.
By 2025, Geometry will launch 10 pure electric models in multiple segments including sedans, SUVs, crossovers, and MPVs.
Geometry A specifications
Geometry A comes in two versions, standard range and long range versions, which use ternary lithium batteries that respectively have a capacity of 51.9kWh and 61.9kWh, manufactured by Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL).
The standard range version achieves a combined urban and highway NEDC range of 410km, while the long-range version gets a combined urban and highway NEDC range of 500km.
Geometry A consumes an average of 13.5 kWh per 100km.
Under the skin, Geometry A uses Geely’s New Energy “Intelligent Power” technologies which includes an intelligent high-efficiency electronic control system, HEDS high-efficiency electric drive system, lightweight high energy intelligent battery system and ITCS Intelligent Battery Temperature Control System.
Continuous monitoring of the battery system and motor ensures smooth energy output while the intelligent temperature control system ensures efficient battery performance in any weather.
The powertrain system produces a maximum of 120kW (equivalent to 160hp) and maximum torque of 250 Nm, propelling the Geometry A to 100km/h in 8.8 seconds.
Using Fast Charge, Geometry A takes just half an hour to charge from 30 percent to 80 percent.
In addition, Geometry A can supply power to laptops, ovens, lamps and other equipment with an external power plug with the Super E Energy Station system.
In terms of battery safety, Geometry A has been tested in extreme situations in accordance to national standards and regulations such as collision, extrusion, impact, submergence, extreme temperatures, puncture and vibration.
Inside, Geometry A’s glove box can be locked with a password, protecting the owners privacy.
An intelligent child lock feature can be used to control the child lock with just one button or even remotely via mobile phone;.
With a Bluetooth phone connected, the caller’s phone number will be displayed on the drivers HUD.
Borrowing some tech from Volvo, Geometry A owners can even limit the vehicle’s speed before lending the car to friends or family.
On the road, the Geometry A has automatic emergency braking with pedestrian recognition and full-speed ACC intelligent adaptive cruise control operable at speeds up to 150km/h.
Rear and side radars allow Geometry to offer RCW/FCW Front/Rear Collision Warning, DOW Door Open Warning, LKA+ Lane Keep Assist, BSD Blind Spot Detection, LCA Lane Change Assist, and ACC S+G Adaptive Cruise Stop and Go.
The comprehensive camera and radar configuration allows Geometry to see and track objects all around the vehicle.