Geely Galaxy E8 Electric Sedan: The Next Biggest Threat to Tesla and BYD?

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Geely has unveiled its latest electric sedan, the Galaxy E8, ahead of its pre-sales launch on November 17 at the Guangzhou Auto Show.

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Crafted on Geely’s Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) platform, the Galaxy E8 stands at 5,010mm in length, 1,920mm in width, and 1,465mm in height, with a wheelbase stretching 2,925mm. To draw a comparison, the Tesla Model S measures 4,978mm in length, 1,964mm in width, 1,445mm in height, and a wheelbase of 2,960mm. The Galaxy E8 presents a sleek build, boasting a drag coefficient of merely 0.199, whereas the Model S clocks in at 0.208.

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At the front, the car showcases sharp headlights and DRLs, foregoing the traditional grille. Its sides feature a streamlined, uncluttered design, complete with pop-out door handles. Despite achieving a low drag coefficient, Geely chose to use traditional wing mirrors instead of door-mounted rear-facing cameras.

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The rear design is characterized by an LED light bar and intricately designed taillights. Inside, drivers can enjoy an 8K resolution 45-inch display spanning the dashboard, alongside a flat-bottom, flat-top steering wheel, a minimalist center console housing buttons and a round dial, a wireless charging pad, and a panoramic sunroof.

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The Galaxy E8 offers two 400-volt variants: one equipped with a 62kWh LFP battery, a 272hp rear electric motor, and a range of 550km; and another featuring a larger 76kWh battery pack, delivering 665km of range. Additionally, there's an 800-volt version boasting a 224hp front motor, a 421hp rear motor, a 76kWh pack, and a range of 665km.

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Pre-sales for this model are set to commence this month, with manufacturing starting in the first quarter of 2024 and deliveries expected to kick off in the second quarter.

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