Geely Shows Solar Hybrid Micro Car
Described by Geely as an “eclosion”, which is “the emergence of an adult insect from a pupal case or an insect larva from an egg,” the vehicle boasts some antenna-like doors, which brings it closer to the insect look Geely aimed for.
When or whether the vehicle will reach mass production is yet unknown, but Geely says it has other alternative powered cars prepared to be launched in the near future.
The EK-1 is lead-acid battery powered reaching 80km/h top speed and 80 km range, and EK-2 is lithium iron phosphate battery powered with maximum speed of 150km and range of 180 km and can recharge 80% of battery capacity in 18 minutes.
“In development of alternative power system, instead of restricting in one specific R&D direction, Geely diversified its development rating on different subjects during various time spans. According to related officer from Geely, currently, when various many factors are involved, in practical fleet, alternative fuel power is still but an option for the whole global auto industry, at least not such unified as the internal-combustion engine powered by petroleum,” a company statement reads.
“Considering this, on alternative fuel power solutions, Geely set its development mode of multiple propulsions ready to answer calls from both market needs and tomorrow challenges.”