As a subsidiary of Geely, Farizon Auto has been around since 2016 and targets to be a major player for zero emission trade in China.
Last year, Farizon Auto presented the Homtruck truck which will be produced starting in 2024. Homtruck comes in two options, namely a pure battery with a battery swap option and as a hybrid version with a methanol fuel cell.
SuperVAN was developed based on the Geely Multi-Purpose Architecture (GMA) and supports the development of different models. In the second half of 2023, the first SuperVAN vehicle will start testing in China with production targeted to start in 2024. According to Farizon, the European market is also the target for the SuperVAN, apart from Asia, Australia and South America.
Apart from that, Farizon also introduced a model without a driver’s cab under the name Homtruck Cabless, which is based on the Homtruck truck.
The Homtruck Cabless is designed to have level 4 autonomous driving capability and was “developed specifically for use in restricted operating environments”.
The Homtruck Cabless has a stronger protective shell than a truck with a cab – as well as a number of operating sensors. Like the Homtruck, the truck comes with two drive truck variants, although Farizon has yet to publish any performance data on those drives.
Farizon Auto could also appear in Europe in the future. The Geely brand announced that they are looking to accelerate the rollout of their products to the global market.
Farizon Auto also announced plans to equip its vehicles with satellite-based functions for customers in China in the future.
The feature was made possible by working with Geespace, a wholly owned subsidiary of Geely that produced China’s first commercial low orbit satellite.
Farizon financed the launch of its capital-intensive product in part by bringing in investors. Its first round of external funding raised more than $300 million, according to the manufacturer in late October. The round was led by Hidden Hill Capital.