Geely and Detroit Electric have entered into a strategic partnership to co-develop electric vehicles and powertrains for the Chinese market.

Geely and Detroit Electric have entered into a strategic partnership to co-develop electric vehicles and powertrains for the Chinese market.

Their first joint model will be based on the EC7 and be called the EC7-EV. Detailed specifications haven't been released but the model will feature an electric motor, a twin-speed gearbox and an advanced battery pack with medium (165 km / 102 miles) and long (258 km / 160 miles) range options. The car also promises to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in less than eight seconds and hit a top speed in excess of 200 km/h (124 mph).

The EC7-EV will go on sale early next year and will be targeted at businesses and public-sector organizations. The company only expects to sell 3,000 units in within 12 months, but they are hoping to increase that figure to 30,000 units within three years.

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Geely EC7-EV revealed, co-developed with Detroit Electric