Geely Auto opens research and development centre in Germany
Geely has opened a research and development facility at Raunheim, Germany, to accelerate innovation in new propulsion systems and next-generation mobility technology.
Geely Auto Technical Deutschland, located near Frankfurt airport, is expected to employ around 300 engineers and technology specialists within the next few years.
The new centre will focus on developing premium electric cars, augmenting research and development already underway at other facilities which include the Geely Research Institute in Hangzhou Bay and China Euro Vehicle Technology in Gothenburg, plus centres in Linjiang and Coventry, UK.
The new centre will report directly to Feng Qing Feng, the group's vice president and Ceo, who said: «We are delighted to extend our worldwide research and development capabilities to Germany where we hope to take advantage of high quality skills and technical capabilities in the country's automotive industry. Technology developed at GATD will enhance the pace of innovation at our portfolio of brands which are pioneering new systems in electrification, autonomous drive systems and connectivity».