Geely’s parent company Volvo plans to become the world’s largest car company – but if it means business, it needs a pickup. The bad news for them is that operating an electric pickup truck seems more difficult than anyone thought. The good news? It seems they already did. Meet the brand new (good, mostly new) Geely Radar.
Roughly located in the mid-range Ford Ranger/Chevy Colorado/Rivian R1T, the Geely Radar electric truck is built on the same SEA electric vehicle platform that powers the new Zeekr 001, Smart CUV, and 600 horsepower all-electric Lotus Eletre. In other words, right where you want it to be – and not too far from the SPA platform of the Volvo XC90, lending credence to rumors that a luxury pickup truck from the Swedish brand is imminent.
In addition to being the right size for the SUV/crossover market, the Chinese electric pickup truck has learned a lot from the Ford F-150. Like the electrified versions of this truck, the Radar has 110/120, 220/240, and 12-volt outlets built into the trunk of the truck, making tailgate parties and construction sites quieter and generator-free spaces.
Not much is really known about the upcoming electric truck, but that hasn’t stopped anyone on the internet from speculating highly about the future! What do you think? Will Volvo build a truck? Will it be a polar star? Will this Geely brand effort be the best way to bring the Chinese brand to America to raise its own flag? Scroll down to the comments section and tell us!
In the meantime, check out these recently released photos of the EV that were leaked on Reddit below.
Radar imitates Ford F-150 Lightning
source | Pictures: Jelly, via Reddit.
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