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Geely’s Lynk & Co provides some details on its E-Motive Hybrid technologies

At a recent digital event, Geely’s Lynk & Co launched its E-Motive Hybrid technologies. Developed based on the NordThor Intelligent Hybrid platform (earlier post), these new technologies will help Lynk & Co offer better mobility, better performance, better sustainability and better intelligence.

Lynk & Co’s current available hybrids have yet to meet user expectations, the company admitted; the vehicles may be fuel efficient but at the cost of performance, and though they may be partly electrified, most do not have ‘smart’ powertrain capabilities, and they do not deliver long range electric driving in PHEV mode.

With the new E-Motive Hybrid technologies, these underserved demands for both improved drive performance and low-emission fuel efficiency will be met without compromise, Lynk asserted.


E-Motive 1.5T Hybrid Engine

To achieve the desired result, the Lynk & Co E-Motive Hybrid technologies utilize a combination of high thermal efficiency, high-performance hybrid engine and a dedicated high-efficiency hybrid transmission that is matched with a variety of high-performance batteries depending on user requirements and high-powered rear-drive e-motor. These can then be applied to both hybrids and plug-in hybrids.


E-Motive Hybrid Battery

One of the key resulting features is the car can reach a maximum electric range of 180 kilometers on the hybrid version while the plug-in hybrid can go as far as 150 kilometers on a single charge. Charging has also been significantly improved via DC fast charging with maximum output of 50kW. Meanwhile, rear-mounted electric motors allow the car to be driven as either a two-wheel drive or an all-wheel drive.


150kW Rear E-Motor

In terms of performance, the E-Motive Hybrid technologies come with a three-speed DHT (Dedicated Hybrid Transmission) that provides increased torque from standstill or when needed during high-speed overtakes at 80 – 120 km/h on the highway. For any speed above 20km/h, the DHT allows for parallel hybrid utilization with power from both the engine and battery, while any speed below 20km/h will use pure electric power to minimize fuel consumption and carbon emissions.

Fuel efficiency is another area that received enhancement, as the hybrid version can achieve a WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light Transport Test Procedure) fuel consumption rating as low as 4.5L/100km, while the plug-in version can achieve WLTP rating of 5.1L/100km when driven in hybrid mode.


Lynk & Co Next Day Concept

The Lynk & Co E-Motive Hybrid technologies also come with a new electrical and electronic architecture that raise the software limits on a hybrid. Over-the-Air (OTA) updates can now be applied on the cockpit to the powertrain, all the way down to the chassis. Real-time AI assistance also learns about driver habits and style to adjust performance and driving mode accordingly, while smart energy management can be enabled through navigation, traffic, weather and driving data.



"All-electric below 20km/h" - disappointingly low. Why not below 40mph or at least 30mph - thus producing no local emissions in most suburban/urban driving ? It would be good to see some use by Lynk of the terms "extended range" or "series hybrid" powertrain. Could drivers not be allowed to change the all-electric top speed from that far-too-low 20km/h to,say, 50km/h ? If not, why not ?
Empower the driver/owner/would-be buyer - give them/us the choice and flexibility please!
Paul G


I think what they mean is that the vehicle operates as a pure EV below 20 km/h, period.  The engine will only be started above that speed.


Nice parallel PHEV, but how big is the battery?


It's great what developments "Geely's Lynk & Co" don't improve anything overall. The PHEV technology and the WLTP evaluation from it are nonsense. Why this complex technology that does not work.
I don't want that and PHEV is out. Why not develop and produce simple technology for decades.

Small refresher on eco technology!
My Mercedes Benz Sedan E-Class 220d with 90HP 2.2L 4V prechamber diesel N/A and 5 speed manual from BJ 1998 and now 450Tmls runs on 5 - 6 liters of e-fuel in my private WLTP assessment. I always fill up with performance diesel from ARAL, ESSO and SHELL - more expensive than standard diesel, but the exhaust gases are very clean. The diesel drive is still original! Only the alternator has now been renewed because it is more ecological and the air conditioning compressor has been expanded because it is an unnecessary burden on the DIESEL engine and consumption - approx. 02 liters less e-fuel per 100km is great - the 220d is BJ 1998!

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