The transformation of industry and the advancement of society has always been driven by new technology development. Similarly, the growth of Geely has always been through making the latest technologies available to people from all walks of life. Going from a technology follower to a technology leader, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group has adopted a R&D framework based around independent innovation, global wisdom, and leadership in core technologies.
As China’s largest privately-owned automotive group, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group places independent innovation and intellectual property at the heart of its business strategy. With the support and encouragement of the Group, innovative companies under Geely, such as Geely Auto, Volvo, Terrafugia, E-Car X, etc. register thousands of patents around the world each year. The result of which can be seen with just one of the group’s core subsidiaries, Geely Auto holding over 14,000 patents alone.
Geely believes that without knowledge of core technologies, no company can become a leader in their industry. Through intense self-study and knowledge sharing, Geely has mastered the technologies within the automotive industry including powertrain, vehicle architecture, new energy, manufacturing, etc. As a result, Geely has been recognized as a leader in the industry with their technologies winning accolades globally.
Through enhancing internal synergies, the Group has improved the innovative capabilities of all of its brands and has led the development of modular architecture-based, universal, standardized tech with the aim of achieving high-degree of parts commonality and cost optimisation. Geely believes that knowledge is not concentrated in anyone one country, different talents and wisdom are abound all over the global. To make the best use of global wisdom, Geely has developed a R&D network that spans the globe. Through its subsidiaries, the Group has 9 R&D centres around the world focused on the development of core automotive technologies and future mobility.
How we think about traveling will change in the future.？With new developments in technology, no longer will people be restrained by lack of mobility.
Reducing the impact of vehicles on the environment is the responsibility of everyone in the automotive industry. Taking this responsibility seriously, Geely is committed to the development and promotion of new energy including electrified vehicles, fuel cell technology, or alternative fuels such as methanol.
Smart Sustainable Manufacturing
High-quality products are made in high-quality facilities. As vehicles become more advanced, the manufacturing process must advance as well. Already a leader in the world of manufacturing with its world-class production plants, Geely has committed itself to developing the world’s smartest most sustainable plants in the world.
The future of mobility will come from autonomous drive. As the technology advances, the amount of attention needed for active driving will decrease and the notion of mobility will change. However before that can happen, technology must become widely adopted. Geely is working on making an autonomous future a reality through the development and adoption of realistic autonomous drive technologies.
Third Living Space
The amount of time people have spent in transit has increased dramatically since the invention of the automobile, however with the adoption of autonomous drive technologies, less attention to driving is needed. The automobile is quickly become a third living space as drivers’ attention opened up. Geely has taken note of this new development and turned its focus on satisfying the new demands of drivers in this third living space.
Advanced Vehicle Architecture
The future development of the automobile relies on a solid foundation and the foundation of an automobile is its architecture. Through the development of advanced modular vehicle architectures, Geely is laying the foundation for the development of future vehicles.