FARIZON UNVEILS VISION FOR THE FUTURE OF ELECTRIC COMMERCIAL VEHICLES, CABLESS TRUCK AND ELECTRIC LIGHT COMMERCIAL VAN TAKE CENTRE STAGE
>> Homtruck Cabless Truck, pioneering autonomous driving application enabled by radar/sensors and AI technologies.
>> SuperVAN, developed on a drive-by-wire modular architecture with highly customizable platform for limitless urban transportation scenarios.
>> Farizon will accelerate its overseas deployment, and offers products including SuperVAN to global markets.
Hangzhou, China. Farizon Auto, the new energy commercial vehicle brand that was established by Geely Holding Group, launched two new-energy commercial vehicle products, Homtruck Cabless Truck and SuperVan, at the company’s annual brand event. Based on Farizon’s technologically-advanced architecture, the new products will meet the global demand for green intelligent commercial vehicles.
Farizon Cabless Homtruck
Farizon Homtruck Cabless is a pioneering application of L4 autonomous driving technologies that was developed specifically for use within fixed and confined operating environments.
Farizon Homtruck, which was launched last year. The new Homtruck Cabless keeps the powertrain base, and radar/sensors while being further designed for closed environment operation on fixed routes, such as in ports or logistics hubs.
This variant was created with a tougher protective shell, allowing the sensors to fully scan the surrounding work environment whilst in operation. Test operations of Homtruck will begin in select Chinese ports in 2023, and will gradually cover more application scenarios, including line haul logistics, mining areas and logistics parks in due course.
Developed on Farizon’s Geely Multi-purpose Architecture (GMA), SuperVAN is customizable to satisfy the multifaceted requirements of different urban transportation scenarios. The GMA boasts the first of its kind intelligent dual-redundancy drive-by-wire modular commercial vehicle architecture that is independently developed by Farizon, which allows for complete decoupling between car body and chassis leading to better vehicle package integration.
By utilising GMA, SuperVAN can support the development of different models to serve a variety of functions such as long or short wheelbase, MPV or light truck, etc. In addition, Farizon uses renewable and bio-degradable environment-friendly materials in the production of SuperVAN in an effort to reach the brand’s full life cycle zero-carbon goal in 2023. Farizon SuperVAN will start test operations in small quantities in the second half of 2023 in China. In 2024, SuperVan will begin mass production and delivery aiming at global markets, including Europe, Australasia, Southeast Asia, South America and the Middle East.
Farizon aims to accelerate its global market deployment by gradually establishing a compliance development system for export produce, while setting up localized R&D centers, knocked down (KD) factories and operational branches.
Farizon further announced that the future products will be equipped with satellite communication and satellite-based high precision positioning capabilities for China-based customers, enabled by its cooperation with Geespace, a wholly owned subsidiary of Geely Technology Group and China’s first privately owned developer, operator, and mass producer of low-orbit commercial satellites.
As China’s first commercial vehicle brand that focuses on new energy, Farizon has established the largest new energy commercial vehicle research institute in China, and set up three platforms for fleet rental and intelligent management of logistics vehicles, green energy supply chains, and battery charging and swapping services, respectively, to enhance its green intelligent transportation management and service network.
As of September 2022, Farizon’s monthly sales volume has ranked first in the domestic new energy commercial vehicle sector for five consecutive months. On 26th October, Farizon announced that it has raised over $300 million USD in its first round of external fund raising, led by Hidden Hill Capital, which is backed by Singapore’s GLP.