Geely Auto to invest RMB370 million in the development of Healthier Cars

Feb 10, 2020   OEM

To further the fight against Coronavirus, Geely Auto has earmarked RMB370 million ($51.8 million) of funding to further the development of “healthy, intelligent vehicles”. The move not only adds a new dimension to Geely’s understanding of “passenger safety”, it also represents a new development direction for automobiles.

The development of a “healthier car” differs from specialised medical vehicles in that Geely’s products are made for ordinary consumers. Cars with comprehensive virus protection not only require the capability to isolate harmful substances in the air, it also needs to quickly and effectively purify cabin air for occupants.

 

Geely Auto’s global R&D and design networks based in Europe, USA and China will jointly move to develop and research new environmentally sustainable materials with anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties which can be used within air-conditioner systems and on frequently touched surfaces such as buttons and handles.

 

Geely Auto will make full use of its global R&D system and resources as well as cooperate with professional medical and scientific research institutions to set up special project teams to work on the new research.

 

An Conghui, President of Geely Holding Group and President and CEO of Geely Auto Group, said, “Epidemic prevention is a job that requires the long-term effort of wider society. As the most common mode of transportation, consumers spend a considerable amount time in their cars, akin to a “second home” Only by making healthier products can we meet consumer demand for better quality of life. Based on the automotive industry’s development direction built around electrified, connectivity, intelligence, and shared mobility, auto companies should commit to developing products that help protect the health of drivers and passengers. This will become one of Geely Auto key long-term development objectives.”

 

Geely’s leading track record will be taken to a new level with the development of an all-round “healthier car”. Geely’s move sets a new precedent in the development of safety technologies that goes beyond developing leading crash test results and moves into new dimensions of passenger safety.

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