Geely’s Ruilan 7 coupe SUV with battery swap at Shanghai Auto Show

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The mass-production version of the Ruilan 7 debuted at the Shanghai Auto Show. It is expected to be launched in July this year. Ruilan Auto is a joint venture (JV) company established by Geely and Lifan. The JV also builds battery swap stations.

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The car will be based on the GBRC (Global Battery Rapid Change) crystal architecture designed jointly by Geely and Lifan, which supports battery swap in under one minute, 40-minute fast charging, 7kW home charging, and 2kW slow charging. It is compatible and can accommodate a wide wheelbase range of 2,700 to 3,100mm, covering cars, SUVs, MPVs, etc.

In terms of appearance, Ruilan 7 adopts a coupe SUV body. The front face has a closed grille, indicating its identity as an electric vehicle. The popular pop-out door handles are not absent. Additionally, the top of the car is equipped with a lidar, which is expected to support advanced driving assistance functions based on Geely’s self-developed Longying No.1 cockpit computing platform, equipped with 7nm cockpit chips.

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The rear adopts a through-style taillight design.

A hatchback tailgate is supported.

Ruilan 7 will be available in rear-mounted rear-wheel drive. Power will come from capsule batteries supporting a CLTC pure electric cruising range between 550 – 750 km. Earlier at the Ruilan Automobile brand press conference, the Geely Ruilan 7 smart driving system was described as being able to realize automatic valet battery replacement.

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The interior has a two-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel, a long rectangular instrument panel, and a large floating central control screen. The dimensions are unknown at this time. It also looks like the center console supports two wireless charging panels.

Source: PCAuto, YiChe

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