Geely announced its new energy strategy “Geely Intelligent Power” with promise to launch 30 new energy models by 2020 at the Geely New Energy Strategy Keynote along with the launch of its Bo Rui GE sedan.
Marking the Geely Auto Group’s entry into the new energy era was the launch of its smart hybrid flagship model, the Bo Rui GE which comes with both MHEV and PHEV versions.
Currently, new energy and vehicle intelligence is reshaping the global automotive industry as we know it. As the world’s largest auto market at the moment, China stands at same starting line as others in the coming wave of new energy technologies that will change the world.
In 2015, Geely announced its “Blue Geely Initiative” with a promise that 90% of the brand’s sales would come from new energy vehicles and that consumers would be able to purchase hybrids at the price of traditional models by 2020. Following through on that promise and together with Geely’s iNTEC brand of technologies, Geely officially unveiled its new energy development strategy which follows four main technological pathways to becoming the leader of new energy technology, alternative fuels, fuel cell, pure electric, and hybrid technologies.
In the field of methanol vehicles, Geely was one of the first to develop production models. After 12 years of research, Geely has developed four methanol engines, 14 methanol models, and received nearly 100 patents. By 2025, Geely will launch its first hydrogen fuel cell model. Geely’s recently released Emgrand EV 450 has a globally leading range of 450km on a single charge. By 2020, Geely will release several new pure electric models capable of going over 500km on a single charge.
The Bo Rui GE MHEV is the first mass-produced mild-hybrid B-segment sedan. The 1.5TD engine provides 132kW of power and a maximum torque of 265nm. The 48V BSG mild hybrid system provides an additional 10kW of power and 35nm if torque giving the model a combined 142kW power and 300nm torque, as powerful as a 2.0T engine on the market today.
As a smart hybrid, the Bo Rui GE uses smart technologies to improve efficiency. By using navigation data the vehicle can automatically select the most efficient driving mode in all road conditions. During a traffic jam, it switches to pure EV mode, on the expressway it switches hybrid travel mode, when the battery is low it uses the engine and regenerative braking to charge it. In areas where electricity is expensive, the vehicle can be set to charge at off-peak hours through the use of a mobile app.
The Bo Rui GE is the first mass-produced B-segment vehicle in China to be equipped with Level 2 autonomous drive technology such as ICC Intelligent Cruise Control, ACC Adaptive Cruise Control, APA Automated Park Assist.