The Zero Concept offers an insight into the future of electric vehicles from Lynk & Co, a Geely Group brand. The car is a zero-emission luxury vehicle and will go into production in 2021 on Geel’s new Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) platform, an architecture exclusively for electric cars that will be used for all new electric vehicles in the major Chinese automotive group’s portfolio, including the Volvo and Lotus. In addition, the SEA architecture is intended to be open source, which means it can be shared with other third-party car manufacturers for their own electric vehicle development.

Designed in the European style centre in Gothenburg, the Zero Concept is a four-door coupé with sinuous, elegant lines. “The dedication that has been dedicated to this project has been incredible, and the result is a design of absolute beauty with cutting-edge technology for a zero-emission future. We’ve packed passion, performance and pure electrification into one project,” says Peter Horbury, Senior Vice President of Geely Design.

The use of SEA architecture has given Lynk & Co designers the ability to create a vehicle of the right proportions with reduced bass at both the front and rear and a sporty, dynamic profile. A design that seems to be correct for the positioning of the model as a high performance gran turismo coupé, able to comfortably accommodate passengers thanks to a very long wheelbase of almost 3 metres.

The Chinese manufacturer has put sustainability first in the development of this project. The materials making up the Zero Concept are all recyclable and the interiors are statically designed according to a hi-tech approach. At the centre of the dashboard is the large horizontally oriented display from which most of the car’s functions are controlled. Production of the Zero Concept will start next year in China.