2023 February 23th,Hangzhou. Geely Auto Group (Geely Auto) officially launched a new high-end electrified product series, Geely Yinhe at a flagship event in Hangzhou. The first car from the Geely Yinhe range, the Yinhe L7 long-range PHEV SUV was unveiled along with a fully electric concept model, the “Yinhe Light.”
At the ceremony, Geely Auto also unveiled a multitude of new advanced electrified technologies including the new Aegis battery safety system, NordThor Hybrid 8848 powertrain, and latest smart vehicle operating system Yinhe N-OS.
The Geely Yinhe series intergrates Geely Auto’s global car development capabilities to offer end users best in class intelligent and electrified vehicles with the product range offering high efficient long range plugin hybrids and pure electric vehicles.
Geely Yinhe products will utilize a dedicated smart electrified architecture as well as E-CMA, for its long range hybrid product range. The Geely Yinhe range has also adopted a futuristic new design language created specifically for the smart electrified model range.
SEVEN NEW GEELY YINHE PRODUCTS
It is expected that Geely Yinhe will have seven new vehicle models within the next two years. Of the seven new products planned, four will be long range hybrid electric models including the Yinhe L7 SUV and L6 sedan, which begin deliveries in the second and third quarter of 2023. Three models will come under the pure Yinhe E range, with the first Yinhe E8 scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2023.
The Yinhe series will be the first by the brand to utilize the Geely’s Aegis battery safety system which offers the highest level of user protection and piece of mind throughout the lifespan of the battery unit. The battery safety system has taken the lead in protecting against direct impacts to the battery during crash situations. In tandem with the vehicle’s Wise Star Cloud Connected Central Computing System, the Aegis system can accurately predict and pre-empt thermal runaways and other situations, increasing battery life by 20%.
The Geely Yinhe series launch also introduced the latest generation of Geely Auto’s NordThor dedicated hybrid engine, the NordThor 8848 has achieved a peak thermal efficiency of 44.26%. The NordThor 8848 powertrain uses the industry’s first predictive energy management system to improve fuel economy by up to 15%.
Paired with the NordThor three-speed dedicated hybrid transmission (DHT), the NordThor hybrid powertrain offers users the best combination of performance and fuel economy. On the upcoming Geely Yinhe L7 SUV model, the hybrid powertrain enable to vehicle to reach a top speed of 200km/h and 0-100km/h in 7.5 seconds. Real world fuel consumption for the long range hybrid model has been tested to reach 5.23L/100km allowing the Yinhe L7 to drive 1370 km on a single tank of fuel in hybrid driving conditions. Pure electric battery range will be announced in due course.
INTRODUCING THE BRAINS – YINHE N-Operating System.
Making the Yinhe series the smartest vehicles on the road is the new Yinhe N-Operating System. The new operating system was developed in line with Smart Geely 2025 strategy under which Geely Auto is focusing heavily on self developed chips, operating systems, intelligent cloud computing, and satellite networks to secure the future of the brand. Backed by Qualcomms Snapdragon 8155 vehicle chip, the Yinhe N OS allows its models to have the fastest system startup and response time in its class, only taking 0.5 seconds to reach a ready operational state.
With the help of Geely Auto parent company Geely Holding Group’s network of satellites, Geely Yinhe vehicles have access to centimetre accurate precision positioning and high-precision maps to assist in intelligent driving functionality. It is expected that by 2025, Geely Holding Group will complete the launch of its 72 satellite network, providing full global coverage for Yinhe models.
The launch of Geely Auto’s Yinhe series not only showcases the latest technological advances by the company, but once again raises the benchmarks in the industry and offers users safer, smarter, and electrified experiences.