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Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., Ltd, commonly known as Geely, is a Chinese privately held global automotive company headquartered in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province.

Daimler and Geely join to build the ‘Smart’ EV brand

Autocar »

The future of Smart is far more promising than it once was, according to Mercedes R&D boss Markus Schäfer, as the EV brand establishes itself as a joint venture between Daimler and Geely.

The deal, completed in January, includes production of Smart vehicles in China. The brand will remain focused on electric, urban-centric cars.

Schäfer said that while Smart had been successful in terms of how it was received by consumers, it had failed to be commercially viable…

Geely reports 2 percent rise in April 2020 sales

Geely and China have become rays of hope in the automotive world.

Reuters »

China’s Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd said on Wednesday that it sold 105,468 vehicles in April, 2% higher than the same period last year, as world’s biggest auto market recovers from the coronavirus.

Volvo Cars News Release (part of Geely) »

Volvo Cars sold 31,760 cars in April, down 43.8 per cent compared with the same month last year, as demand in Europe and the US continued to be affected by the coronavirus pandemic. China, meanwhile, returned to growth in April as showroom traffic began to return to normal levels.

More » Xinhua, InsideEVs, Automotive News, Just Auto

Volvo’s EV division Polestar begins production in China

Sean Szymkowski, CNET »

Polestar revealed on Monday that production began this week at its factory in Luqiao, settled in China’s eastern Zhejiang province. There, the Polestar 2 shares an assembly line with the Volvo XC40. If you’re wondering about the China connection, Chinese automaker Geely owns both brands.

Ahead of the formal announcement, Polestar sent an email to fans and future owners globally on Monday, which noted Volvo Group’s electric car division took the coronavirus outbreak very seriously. Thanks to stringent policies, its Chinese operations were not affected. In fact, Polestar touted zero cases of COVID-19, the disease the coronavirus causes, in its Chinese teams. Temperature screenings, thorough disinfecting processes and masks for every worker were just a few of Polestar’s strategies.

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