New NEV model fuels Geely sales growth
chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2022-08-17Print Print
The Geely Emgrand L Hi·X. [Photo/WeChat account: tzfb001]
Chinese carmaker Geely delivered over 30,000 new energy vehicles in July, the third highest in the nation in terms of the NEV sales volume, only behind BYD and Wuling, according to the China Passenger Car Association.
Geely sold 19,600 electric and plug-in hybrid passenger vehicles in May, and the number surged to 29,700 in June, when Emgrand L Hi·X, a new model rolled out by the carmaker, entered the market, before hitting 30,769 in July.
The new model is produced by a Geely's NEV factory in Linhai, a county-level city in Taizhou, East China's Zhejiang province. The agreement to set up this factory, which has an annual production capacity of 300,000 cars, was signed in March. The first Emgrand L Hi·X rolled off the production line just 80 days later.
Li Zhuoshuai, general manager of Geely's Linhai branch, attributed the project's smooth construction to strong support from the local government. He also expressed confidence about the sales of the new car model, which he claimed can eclipse its rivals in terms of quality, performance, and appearance.
The Linhai production base for the Geely Emgrand L Hi·X. [Photo/WeChat account: tzfb001]