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Geely seeks 90% green sales

CHINESE carmaker Geely is seeking to shift 90 percent of its sales to hybrid and electric vehicles by 2020, it said yesterday, as authorities in the world’s largest auto market encourage manufacturers to go green.

The target represents a radical shift for Volvo-owner Geely, an established manufacturer of petrol-driven vehicles, and comes as China seeks to tackle chronic pollution by subsidizing electric cars and easing restrictions on their purchase.

“Geely officially promises ... to let consumers realize the dream of owning a new-energy car at the cost of a traditional one,” Geely CEO An Conghui said in a statement, issued a day after it launched its first electric vehicle.

The Hangzhou-based company sold a total of 422,000 cars in the first 10 months of this year, an increase of up 10 percent year on year and ranked eighth among domestic brands, according to figures from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers.

Geely said most of its new-energy vehicles would be hybrids, with 35 percent purely electric.

Based on current numbers, if it succeeds, the move would single-handedly triple annual new-energy vehicle sales in China, which CAAM puts at just over 171,000 in the January-October period.

The firm bought Sweden’s Volvo for US$1.5 billion in 2010 and acquired Manganese Bronze, the maker of London’s iconic black taxis, for 11 million pounds (US$17 million) three years later.


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