For its current electric cars like the Volvo XC40 Recharge and Polestar 2, Geely relies on an electrified version of the Compact Modular Architecture originally developed with Volvo for internal-combustion cars.
The SEA platform is Geely’s first dedicated EV platform, said to be capable of powering various models from the subcompact to the mid-size segments — as well as car, SUV and light commercial body styles.
Geely says a range of more than 600km is possible.
It is also working with Intel-owned image-recognition company Mobileye to integrate advanced electronic driver-assist features, including some self-driving features.
Vehicles based on the platform can be fitted with Mobileye’s SuperVision surround-view system which uses multiple cameras and sensor technology coupled with map data to provide accurate driver-assist features such as automatic emergency braking, and, eventually, full self-driving capability.
“This is a highly scalable pure electric architecture,” Kent Bollevan, Geely’s head of advanced vehicle architectures said.
“It will allow us to make best-in-class vehicles with leading dynamics, connectivity, intelligence and shared functionality in very high volumes that will bring zero-emission transportation to many more consumers.”