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Geely Galaxy E8 Electric Sedan: The New Tesla And BYD Killer?

Geely’s new electric sedan, the Galaxy E8, has been fully unveiled before pre-sales starting on November 17 at the Guangzhou Auto Show.

Built on Geely’s Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) platform, the Galaxy E8 measures 5,010mm in length, 1,920mm in width, and 1,465mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,925mm. For comparison, the Tesla Model S measures 4,978mm in length, 1,964mm in width and 1,445mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,960mm. The Galaxy E8 boasts a sleek design with a drag coefficient of just 0.199 while the Model S only has a drag coefficient of 0.208.

The front end features sharp headlights and DRLs, lacking a traditional grille. The sides are clean and aerodynamic, with pop-out door handles. Geely achieved the low drag coefficient without using door-mounted rear-facing cameras, opting for traditional wing mirrors.

The rear end is characterised by an LED light bar and intricate taillights. The interior includes an 8K resolution 45-inch display across the dashboard, a flat-bottom, and flat-top steering wheel, a simple centre console with buttons, a round dial, a wireless charging pad, and a panoramic sunroof.

The Galaxy E8 offers two 400-volt versions: one with a 62kWh LFP battery, a 272hp rear electric motor, and 550km of range; and another with a larger 76kWh battery pack, providing 665km of range. There is also an 800-volt version with a 224hp front motor, a 421hp rear motor, and a 76kWh pack, offering 665km of range.

Pre-sales for the model are scheduled to begin this month, with manufacturing beginning in the first quarter of 2024 and deliveries beginning in the second.

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