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Electric Geely Panda to invade Taiwan (spy pics)

Published November 18, 2009

In 2018 China Car Times was acquired by Autowise. This article originally appeared on ChinaCarTimes.com.

Geely Automobile, Headline | CCTNovember 18, 20091:35 pm

The Geely Panda is the latest Panda to be taking to Panda diplomacy and will soon be on sale in Taiwan. Geely are reportedly planning to send Complete Knock Down kits (CKD) o Taiwan which will be assembled by Taiwans Yulong motorvehicle company.

Interestingly enough, Geely will first be shipping the electric version of the Panda to Taiwan, where it will be named the tobe Mcar (editor: no spelling errors here!). A gasoline version is also expected to follow. The pure electric version is going to be a little hot house with it pumping out 90kw at 3600rpm and an impressive max torque of 240Nm at 3600rpm.

A Geely Panda (unknown if electric or gasoline) has been spotted out testing in Taiwan, but we cannot tell if it is the electric or the gasoline version.

Spy pics from Chung King Ren (Chinese only)

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2 Comments

  1. dragin says:November 18, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Isnt it great what cars can do for a more amicable cross straights relationship.
    Yesterdays Taipei Times reports that officials from Geely, Chery and Dongfeng will be among those at an auto convention next week in Taipei where MOUs are expected to be signed. It turns out that Taiwan brothers have lots of auto expertise to share.
    Could we say that when guys get talking to each other about cars they forget all about making war?

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  2. seagull says:November 19, 2009 at 4:55 am

    This new-found, cross-straits collaboration would undoubtedly be beneficial to both sides. Coming from a family split across the two sides due to the civil war, it would be great to see eventual reunification, hopefully under the KMT like the China of yore.

    Back to the news at hand, it is interesting how quickly Geely got an electric prototype out. Is it a self-developed electric power train? I wonder what the range is like? Also, it is interesting Yulon is going to be their JV in Taiwan; isnt Dongfeng Yulons JV partner in China?

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