All-New Chinese EV Goes 310 Miles, Starts at $37,200

  • Nick Jaynes has worked for more than a decade in automotive media industry. In that time, he's done it all—from public relations for Chevrolet to new-car reviews for Mashable. Nick now lives in Portland, Oregon and spends his weekends traversing off-road trails in his 100 Series Toyota Land Cruiser.

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Virtually out of nowhere, Chinese automaker Geely launched an all-new pure electric car brand this week in Singapore. It’s called Geometry. And if it doesn’t frighten traditional automakers, they’re not paying enough attention.

The introductory model to the EV-only Geometry brand is called Geometry A. Forgive its lackluster name; it’s a pretty impressive vehicle.

The all-electric sedan starts at the equivalent of $31,250 for the Standard range model and scales up to $37,200 for the Long Range. Geometry A Standard boasts an admirable 254 miles of range per charge. Long Range is rated to achieve 310 miles per charge. Zero to 62 miles per hour is dispatched in 8.8 seconds. And a 30 to 80% recharge can be had in just thirty minutes.

Geometry A
Geometry A plugged in. | Photo: Geometry

 

Intriguingly, Geometry has also fitted Geometry A (the brand and model monikers both including the word ‘Geometry’ is going to get tiresome, isn’t it?) with what it calls Super E Energy Station. Geometry says this allows owners to plug in and charge laptops, lamps, and even ovens, which it says allows users to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle with ease.

More than efficient and affordable, Geometry A is China’s first pure electric car to feature Level 2+ autonomy tech. This includes adaptive cruise control auto start and stop, lane departure assist, and auto brake with pedestrian detection. Interior tech includes a glovebox that can be locked with a passcode and child locks that can be activated with a smartphone app.

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Geometry A interior. | Photo: Geometry

 

If you’ve not heard of Geely, don’t feel bad. Although it’s a juggernaut in China, it’s little known elsewhere. That said, Geely owns Volvo and Lotus. So, chances are you’ve had experience with a Geely product but just not known it.

That said, Geely brags that Geometry A has already racked up 27,000 pre-orders — 18,000 of which coming from Singapore, Norway, and France. Geometry is said to be a global brand, and meet or exceed U.S. safety standards, but Geely did not divulge if or when Geometry will be sold stateside.

Likely, it will, as the brand has plans to enter virtually every automotive segment, including sedans, SUVs, crossovers, and minivans.


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  • Nick Jaynes has worked for more than a decade in automotive media industry. In that time, he's done it all—from public relations for Chevrolet to new-car reviews for Mashable. Nick now lives in Portland, Oregon and spends his weekends traversing off-road trails in his 100 Series Toyota Land Cruiser.

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