Farizon Auto, a subsidiary of the Geely Group, has revealed its latest offering: the SuperVan. This modular commercial vehicle boasts an array of cutting-edge features, including a swappable high-voltage battery pack and drive-by-wire technology.
The SuperVan, designed for versatility, can also be equipped with a methanol range extender. What sets it apart is its capacity to deliver up to 10 kilowatts of 220-volt AC power from its battery pack, making it suitable for powering various tools and outdoor appliances.
Presented in a camper form with a pillarless side opening, the SuperVan offers multifaceted configurations, thanks to its drive-by-wire technology, which eliminates physical connections between driver controls and wheels. This innovative system replaces traditional mechanical links, enabling electronic signal interactions for braking, steering, and acceleration. Furthermore, the vehicle's body can be detached from the rolling chassis, allowing easy adaptation to different wheelbase lengths, suspension types, or steering setups, tailored to customer needs.
Regardless of its configuration, Geely, the parent company of Farizon Auto, emphasizes the SuperVan's advanced features. These include adaptive cruise control, city and highway auxiliary driving, fatigue monitoring, an intelligent speed limit assistant, and a 360-degree digital panoramic view. Additionally, it offers intelligent power charging, scheduled charging, digital keys, and the convenience of controlling certain functions via a smartphone app.
While specific details about battery capacity and recharging speeds are currently undisclosed, the SuperVan's standout features lie in its pioneering battery swapping capabilities and state-of-the-art drive-by-wire technology. The vehicle is described as an “industry innovation scene experiment,” emphasizing its groundbreaking approach to electric mobility.
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Inside the SuperVan, images reveal a square digital instrument cluster and a wide central infotainment touchscreen. Several storage compartments on the center console provide practicality. Notably, a full-width shelf above the windshield hints at possible digital mirror technology, although official information does not confirm this feature.
Established by Geely in 2016, Farizon Auto offers a range of new energy vehicles, including all-electric light commercial vehicles, urban buses, coaches, and a methanol-powered heavy truck. The introduction of the SuperVan underscores Geely's commitment to pushing the boundaries of sustainable transportation solutions.