Great Wall Motor Hydrogen FCEV launches luxury brand – report

Great Wall Motor There are plans to launch a range Hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).

Chinese News Service CLS The report states that Automaker will launch these FCEVs under a new brand

It is learned from sources that GWM has completed product planning for the new FCEV, and the new brand will be positioned as a high-end brand.

The brand was scheduled to launch in the second quarter of this year, but the knock-on effect of COVID-19 has reportedly delayed the launch by the end of the year.

The launch of such an initiative would join it in a full-fledged stabilization of already sub-brands. GWM core companies include GWM Ute, Haval (mainstream SUVs), Ora (electric vehicles), tanks (more rugged 4x4s), and more upmarket way products.

It also saw a preview of a new electric car brand, Saloon, last year.

As part of its 2035 development plan announced earlier this year, the Chinese government aims to have 50,000 FCEVs on its roads by 2025 and is providing subsidies to manufacturers developing FCEV technology.

Of the 17,000 FCEVs worldwide, only 1,586 FCEVs were sold in China last year, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers.

Great Wall Motor said last year that it would invest ¥ 3 billion (A $ 626 million) over three years in R&D for hydrogen vehicles and would “rise to the top three in the global hydrogen market share by 2025”.

It is not a segment of the market where competitors Ell, Hyundai and Toyota top with their low volume Nexus crossovers and Mirai sedans respectively.

Honda recently discontinued its Clarity FCEV, while BMW has not yet released its new iX5 that will be produced in smaller volumes.

Great Wall Motor confirmed last year that it was building FCEV in four countries with experts from Europe, Japan and the United States, and was building its own components.

This confirms that its hydrogen strategy involves a version of the ‘Lemon’ platform, which underpin the likes of Havel Jolian and H6.

The first-generation FCEV powertrain will apparently produce a maximum power of 160kW, but Great Wall Motor aims to produce a more efficient but more powerful 200kW powertrain.

The company first established a hydrogen technology center in 2018.

The South China Morning Post According to the report, China is the world’s largest producer of hydrogen, producing 33 million tons a year, although 80 percent of it is produced using coal and natural gas.

The government aims to produce 100-200,000 tons of green hydrogen annually by 2025.

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