GEELY EM GRAND EV
Geely automobile company of China introduced Emgrand brand in 2010 whose second generation cars were launched in 2014 and after a successful launch in China Geely decided to reveal its EMGRAND in European markets too and even it was awarded with 4 star rating by NCAP ratings but unfortunately it could not start its sale in Europe that time. Emgrand EV is the first electric vehicle manufactured by Geely and is also available in European markets too that are built on Compact Modular Architecture Platform which was specifically made as a joint venture between Volvo and Geely. The new model of Emgrand EV have a fantastic driving range of 400 kilometres and to be introduced with intelligent battery temperature control system.
It is available in two variants that are Em grand EV 300 and Em grand EV450. Powertrains of both trims are different but both the trims offer amazing features with super easy and quick charging. This newly introduced Em grand EV retains the permanent synchronous magnetic generator that generates more power while some changing in exterior design are also brought to it like the newly designed grille on front and now an enlarged display screen is equipped in the cabin for infotainment.
Powertrain, transmission and performance:
Em grand EV 300 runs on a permanent magnet synchronous motor powered by 41 kWh ternary lithium ion battery producing maximum power of 95 kWh and maximum torque of 240 Nm while Em Grand EV 450 gets its power from its 45 KW permanent magnet synchronous motor that is powered by 52 kWh battery generating a torque of 250 Nm and maximum power of 120 kWh. Both of the trims have 2.0 ITCS intelligent temperature control management system batteries that can be charged to hundred percent in just 48 minutes but household unit chargers charge it in 14 hours.
It gives you a single stage gear reducer without actual gears and driving mode can be changed by pushing the buttons among which the sport mode has comparatively quicker acceleration than the Eco mode. Acceleration of Em Grand EV is quite better than the petrol driven models and it can hit hundred kilometres per hour in 9.9 seconds with a maximum speed of 140 kilometres per hour while Em Grand EV 450 can sprint from zero to hundred kilometres per hour in 9.3 seconds. Steering control of Em Grand EV is very natural and balanced making sharp corners and handling of car quite easy. Unfortunately the range of Em Grand EV in real world driving is lower than its claim and gives you a mileage of 241 kilometres while driving with air conditioner on can further reduce it to 200 kilometres.
Exterior design and features:
The new EMGRAND EV has closed off grille on front with blue accents flanked by newly designed LED headlights given with daytime running lights and charging port is also designed on side fender. Its overall design is not much changed from the previous generation and it features well-proportioned dimensions having 4613 mm length and 1789 mm width while it resembles with Honda Civic in its dimensions. Rear end has rectangular tail lights which look amazingly nice giving it a good appearance.
Interior design and features:
Interior end of Em Grand EV takes tranquility to next level with a quiet and comfortable cabin having leather covered seats and innovative color changing dashboard with blue accents and good quality of materials are used throughout the cabin having soft plastic steering and attractive console. The cabin is not much spacious and it accommodates four adults tightly.
An eight inches liquid crystal touch screen display is mounted on the dashboard for providing you with infotainment. You can see blue touch throughout the interior cabin having blue colored dials and screen, blue on the dashboard and blue lines on the seats while steering wheel and doors have no blues in it.
It also provides you UP TO DATE SAFETY FEATURES having adaptive cruise control, emergency braking system, intelligent driving system, automated parking, and pedestrian protection system and SAFETY 360 degree protection system.
Price for 2020 Geely EM GRAND EV ranges from 119,800 Chinese-Yuan to 145,800 Chinese-Yuan after the subsidy given by Chinese government to support the sale of electric vehicles in country.