Geely's first model that supports battery swap in 60 seconds goes on sale
Geely Technology Group's first model that supports battery swap, the Maple 80V, became available on March 10, boasting the ability to complete a battery swap in 60 seconds.
The model is an MPV, based on one of Geely's existing models. It belongs to Geely's independently operated Maple brand, which is seen as an important part of Geely's battery swap ecosystem.
Maple 80V can monitor real-time power and find battery swap stations, and Geely plans to build 1,000 battery swap stations in China.
Based on Geely battery swap stations' fully automated chassis battery swap technology, the driver does not need to get out of the car during the battery swap.
The exterior and interior of the Maple 80V are basically the same as the Geely Jiaji, with up to 23 interior storage spaces.
The vehicle has a length, width, and height of 4706/1909/1699 mm and a wheelbase of 2807 mm, and is priced at RMB 159,800 ($24,540).
The car is equipped with a drive motor with a maximum power of 100kW and a maximum torque of 230N-m and has a combined NEDC range of 415km.
The Maple 80V is mainly aimed at the car-hailing industry, and Geely says it has already won the favor of several mobility platforms.
On March 1, Caocao Chuxing announced it would put more than 20,000 Maple 80Vs into operation.