Brownstein Hyatt Farer Schreck has lined up Zhejiang Geely Holding Group as a client as the Chinese automaker slates a push into the US for its electric vehicles.

The Detroit News has reported that Geely has big plans for its Polestar Swedish premium electric brand.

It expects to start production of the Polestar 3 SUV during the summer at a Volvo Car facility near Charleston to sidestep US tariffs.

Geely owns a 50.5 percent stake in Polestar, while Volvo has a 49.5 position. It controls a 6.8 percent stake in Sweden’s Volvo.

The Chinese automaker also owns Lotus Cars and shares 50/50 ownership of the smart brand with Mercedes-Benz.

Geely’s 2023 sales rose 20 percent in 2023 to 2.8M units with EV’s accounting for about 35 percent of the total.

Brownstein shareholder Alfred Mottur, a top Democratic fundraiser and former tech/technology advisor to the Senate Commerce Committee, spearheads the Geely effort.

Senior policy advisor Greg Sunstrum, deputy chief of staff to Michigan Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and her late husband, John; also works on the Chinese business.