Farizon Auto, a commercial vehicle manufacturer belonging to the Chinese Geely Group showcases the new products.
The new semi-truck is known as the Homtruck and will be delivered in 2024. The market is targeted in international areas also including North America.
Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., Ltd., or Geely for short, is a multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Hangzhou, China. In addition to developing and manufacturing its vehicles under its Geely Auto brand, the company owns Volvo Group, which manufactures both Volvo and Polestar EVs.
Geely is also associated with auto brands like Lotus and its newest premium EV brand ZEEKR. Under the Geely New Energy Commercial Vehicle Group sits Farizon Auto, one of several commercial vehicle manufacturers focused on net-zero carbon transportation.
Farizon is striving for a leading role in emission-free commercial vehicles in China. The series will be available both purely electrically with a battery change option and in a partially electric version with a methanol fuel cell.
According to Farizon, The new SuperVAN platform was developed based on the Geely Multi-Purpose Architecture (GMA), “such as long or short wheelbases, as people transporters or with platform bodies”.
In addition to Asia, Australia, and South America, Farizon also has its sights set on the European market.
Also, Farizon presented the Homtruck Cabless model without a driver’s cab, which is based on its electric truck.The vehicle was designed for Level 4 autonomous driving and “specifically designed for use in confined operating environments.”
The new truck variant has a more robust protective cover than the truck with a cab and sensors that fully detect the working environment during operation. The drive technology is shared by both truck variants, but Farizon has not yet revealed any performance data.