· Admiral Mobility and Geely Farizon New Energy Commercial Vehicle Group enters a strategic partnership for the rollout of Electric Commercial Vehicles across the Middle East
· Admiral Mobility will take the first deliveries in Q1 2023 of the Electric Commercial 8Ton Vehicle, with further 500 planned for the year.
· Starting in early 2024, Admiral Mobility will take first delivery of the committed 2000 Électric Supervans
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 15th December 2022: Admiral Mobility, a leading company in providing accessible eMobility and energy management solutions, has announced the commitment to bring 5000 electric commercial vehicles to the Middle East. The commitment comprises of 3000 Electric Commercial Trucks, split between 6T and 8T, and a further 2000 Electric Farizon SuperVANs.
The order is the result of a strategic partnership between Admiral Mobility and Geely Farizon Commercial Group, which has been coined as a result of the growing demand for ecological transportation, be it for highways, the city or backroads, to ensure a cleaner environment for us all. With the UAE’s focus on achieving its Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) to provide access to clean energy and sustainable economic growth. The commitment in bringing 500 Commercial Vehicles to the UAE in 2023, will further help build the ‘green transportation industry’, especially in the lead up to climate change conference, COP28 next year.
Supporting governments, municipalities and ‘mega-projects’ in its quest to ‘decarbonise’ the transportation industry, Admiral Mobility’s focus will be to offer businesses distributing goods the opportunity to do this sustainably via the use of EV (electric vehicle) trucks, thus providing an environmentally-friendly and commercially viable business model. Furthermore, Admiral Mobility will provide multiple ways to support public and private sector businesses, through assisting with charging network requirements, managing after-sales services, as well as offering attractive leasing model arrangements to provide complete flexibility and peace of mind.
Commenting on the announcement, Frank Bernthaler, Chief Operating Officer, Admiral Mobility, said: “With COP28 fast approaching and sustainability being high on everyone’s agendas, this partnership is an important step forward to build a robust, EV truck portfolio in the region. As we transition towards more environmentally-friendly energy and transportation solutions, we are proud to play a key role in building an infrastructure that empowers the government’s electrification strategy, and we are looking forward to supporting businesses as they move towards electric vehicles in the region.”
With a range of up to 400km, the zero emissions electric Farizon SuperVAN operates safely, taking less than two hours to fully charge via its efficient LFP battery. Advanced safety features include lane-keeping assist adapt cruise control, remote locking systems, high beam LED lights equipped with auto adaption to the surrounding traffic, and of course, ease of comfort of driving.
The UAE, which aims to become carbon neutral by 2050, ranks eighth globally in terms of readiness for electric mobility, with major government initiatives planned to increase the number of electric vehicles on the roads as a substitute to ensure clean energy. According to the Global Electric Mobility Readiness Index – Gemrix 2022, the country’s electric vehicle (EV) market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 30% between 2022 and 2028.
Mingshi Lin, Vice President, Geely Farizon New Energy Commercial Vehicle Group, said:
The development and promotion of new energy commercial vehicles is of great importance and urgency for creating a global sustainable future. With Farizon’s advanced automotive technology enabled by our R&D capabilities, now aided by the extensive market reach and customer insights of Admiral Mobility, we are confident in bringing high-quality carbon-free commercial vehicles to the entire GCC region.
About Geely Farizon New Energy Commercial Vehicle Group
Farizon Auto is the new energy commercial vehicle brand under Geely Farizon New Energy Commercial Vehicles Group. It is also China’s first commercial vehicle brand that has completed an all-new-energy product series. Guided by technology and focused on user experience, Farizon seeks to create zero-carbon transportation and a sustainable future. Except for having access to the technical resources of Geely Group, Farizon has also established one of the largest new energy commercial vehicles research institute in China, with more than 2,000 R&D engineers around the world. Farizon has five product lines, namely heavy trucks, light trucks, small trucks, LCVs and buses, which cover all application scenarios of commercial vehicles.
About Admiral Mobility
Admiral Mobility (www.admiral-mobility.com) is the mobility business arm of Admiral Corporation of America Inc (www.admiral.global). Founded in Chicago, Ilinois in 1934 by US entrepreneur Ross Siragusa, Admiral has built a worldwide reputation for quality home appliances and consumer electronics. Admiral diversified into clean mobility and energy solutions in 2021. Admiral Energy is involved in design, development, and management of customized, comprehensive eco system for deployment of solutions related to clean mobility and energy storage for global markets. Established in 2022 Admiral Mobility is focused on expanding the portfolio to include commercial electric vehicles (EV’s).