Volvo, Smart and Lotus electric cars will be built on the open SEA architecture of the Chinese concern Geely

Volvo, Smart and Lotus electric cars will be built on the open SEA architecture of the Chinese concern Geely
Volvo, Smart and Lotus electric cars will be built on the open SEA arc

Chinese private automobile group Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Holding) has announced the launch of Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA), the world's first open source electric vehicle architecture.

Geely Holding plans to build on the SEA architecture electric vehicles of its nine global automotive brands, including Geely, Volvo, Smart and Lynk & Co., which sold more than 2 million vehicles in total last year.

A prototype of the Lynk & Co Zero Concept electric car, which will be the first vehicle based on the SEA architecture, was unveiled today at the Lynk & Co brand event in Beijing. Its production will start in 2021. The Lynk & Co Zero Concept is expected to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in less than 4 seconds, and its mileage from a single charge will be 700 km (according to the European NEDC cycle).

The SEA architecture can be used for both compact and large vehicles, including sedans, crossovers, vans and pickups, Geely President an Conghui Said at an event in Beijing.

He said Geely, which owns a 9.7% stake in Daimler AG, spent 18 billion yuan ($2.6 billion) on research and development for SEA.

SEA provides for the use of a battery system manufactured by Contemporary Amperex Technology, designed for 2 million km of mileage. It is also expected to use more aluminum to reduce the weight of the car. The architecture is designed for various configurations, including front, rear and all-wheel drive across the entire range of vehicles.

Geely Holding estimates that hundreds of thousands of SEA-based vehicles will be produced in China in the short term, and the number will increase significantly in the long term as subsidiary brands introduce their own SEA-based products.

Geely Holding has announced that it will make its advanced zero-emission architecture available to other original equipment manufacturers and third parties.
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