Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Holding), China’s largest private-owned automotive group which owns several motor brands including Lotus, Polestar and Volvo, has announced it has begun deliveries of its Radar RD6 electric car. Radar, the premium outdoor lifestyle brand from Geely, has started supplying customers with its flagship pure electric pick-up truck earlier this week at an event in Shenzhen.
The first owners of the pure electric Radar RD6 received their vehicles earlier this week at an event in Shenzhen. Further delivery events have been planned for users across the country throughout February 2023.
The Radar brand was established in 2022 for a new generation of global consumers who demand vehicles that are as sustainable as their adventures into nature. To date, Radar has established 52 stores and 24 experience centres that cover 50 cities across China. The Radar RD6 electric pickup truck is the first mass-market fully electric truck produced in China.
The RD6 comes with battery packs in 63kW (400km range), 86kW (550km range) and 100kW (632km range) options, with rear-wheel-drive powered through a 200kW e-motor producing 384Nm of torque. All Radar models come with V2L capabilities with 220-volt outlets for powering external devices.
Dr Ling Shi Quan, Radar Auto CEO, said: “We are pleased to deliver the first Radar RD6 trucks to their users. So far the interest in the Radar brand and electric pick-up trucks has been immense. We hope to continue on this trajectory as we explore new markets both in China and the rest of the world.”
Radar is a fully independent brand with its own research and development facility in Hangzhou and a fully equipped electric vehicle production facility in Zibo, Shandong. Exports of the Radar electric truck are due to begin over the course of 2023.
This news follows Geely Holdings’ recent announcement that the company had welcomed a $750 million A-Series fundraising at ZEEKR Intelligent Technology (Zeekr). Zeekr is the premium pure play electric mobility brand within the Geely Holding portfolio. On completion of the investment by five investors – Prof. Amnon Shashua, Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd (CATL), Yuexiu Industrial Fund, Tongshang Fund and Xin’an Intelligent Manufacturing Fund – Zeekr will be valued at $13 billion.