Geely Opens Research Center in Germany
Geely Auto Group has opened a 300-engineer research facility in Raunheim, Germany, to work on electric propulsion and advanced mobility technologies.
The office, called Geely Auto Technical Deutschland, is located near the Frankfurt airport and joins Geely r&d centers in China, Sweden and England. The operations at all locations are under the direction of Geely Chief Technology Office Feng Qing Feng.
Geely says it currently has 2,500 engineers working on new-energy technologies. Parent Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, owns Lotus, London Electric Vehicle Co., Lynk & Co and Volvo Cars.
According to Kunihiro Hoshi, chief engineer for the GX 470: “Three of my top goals were to create a body-on-frame vehicle with sweeping off-road performance and unibody-like on-road capability, and, of course, it had to meet the Lexus quality standard.” He met his goals. But why would anyone want to bang this vehicle around on rocks?
Although the term “continuous improvement” is generally associated with another company, Honda is certainly pursuing that approach, as is evidenced by the Accord, which is now in its ninth generation.
Honda is an engine company.