Geely Auto Group officially launches high-end electrified product series. Named Geely Galaxy, the first car will be the Galaxy L7 long-range PHEV SUV, unveiled along with a fully electric concept model, the “Galaxy Light”. It was unveiled during the launch ceremony, where a number of other new electrified technologies were unveiled.
The other technologies unveiled during the launch ceremony include the new Aegis battery safety system, NordThor Hybrid 8848 powertrain, and the latest smart vehicle operating system Galaxy N-OS. Geely Galaxy products will utilize a dedicated smart electrified architecture as well as E-CMA, for its long-range hybrid product range. The Geely Galaxy range has also adopted a futuristic new design language created specifically for the smart electrified model range.
Geely expects to roll out seven new Geely Galaxy vehicle models within the next two years. Of the seven new products planned, four will be long-range hybrid electric models including the Galaxy L7 SUV and L6 sedan, which begin deliveries in the second and third quarters of 2023. Three models will come under the pure galaxy E range, with the first Galaxy E8 scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2023. The Galaxy series will be the first by the brand to utilize Geely’s Aegis battery safety system, which protects against direct impacts to the battery during crash situations. In tandem with the vehicle’s Wise Star Cloud Connected Central Computing System, the Aegis system can accurately predict and pre-empt thermal runaways and other situations, increasing battery life by 20%, according to Geely.
The Geely Galaxy series launch also introduced the latest generation of Geely Auto’s NordThor dedicated hybrid engine, the NordThor 8848 has achieved a peak thermal efficiency of 44.26%. The NordThor 8848 powertrain uses the industry’s first predictive energy management system to improve fuel economy by up to 15%.
Paired with the NordThor three-speed dedicated hybrid transmission (DHT), the NordThor hybrid powertrain offers users a combination of performance and fuel economy. On the upcoming Geely Galaxy L7 SUV model, the hybrid powertrain enables to vehicle to reach a top speed of 200km/h with a 0-100km/h time of 7.5 seconds. Real-world fuel consumption for the long-range hybrid model has been tested to reach 5.23L/100km allowing the Galaxy L7 to drive 1370 km on a single tank of fuel in hybrid driving conditions. The pure electric battery range will be announced in due course. With the help of Geely Auto parent company Geely Holding Group’s network of satellites, Geely Galaxy vehicles have access to centimeter-accurate precision positioning and high-precision maps to assist in intelligent driving functionality.