Farizon Auto Secures $600M For New Energy Vehicles

What’s Happening

Farizon Auto, a new energy commercial vehicle division of Geely Holding Group, has successfully raised $600 million in a Series A funding round. This accomplishment marks the most substantial single-round financing in the history of China’s new energy commercial vehicle sector. Investment powerhouses Boyu Capital and Yuexiu Industrial Fund spearheaded the funding round, along with contributions from United Clean Energy, Linjiang Industry Group, and returning investors such as Hidden Hill Capital and Industry Foundation of Xiangtan. This monumental event follows Farizon’s Pre-A round financing, which amassed over $300 million in October 2022.

Why It Matters

This latest investment round will propel Farizon Auto’s continued dominance in the new energy commercial vehicle market by bolstering R&D efforts, nurturing its ecosystem, and enabling global expansion. Farizon Auto, already a front-runner in China, has plans to make inroads into key markets such as the Asia Pacific, Middle East, South American, and European markets.

Key Points

  • Farizon Auto raised $600 million in Series A funding, the largest single-round funding in China’s new energy commercial vehicle sector.
  • Boyu Capital and Yuexiu Industrial Fund took the lead in the funding round.
  • The newly raised capital will facilitate further R&D, ecosystem development, and global expansion.
  • Concurrently, Farizon Auto has published its maiden Sustainable Development Report.

Sustainable Development Report

Alongside the fundraising announcement, Farizon Auto has debuted its inaugural Sustainable Development Report. The report provides an in-depth analysis of the strides made in meeting the company’s ambitious carbon neutrality objectives, namely operational carbon neutrality by 2025 and full life-cycle carbon neutrality by 2030. It highlights key achievements such as significant lifecycle carbon emissions reduction, innovative new energy solutions, exemplary management in new energy transportation, and an unwavering commitment to user data privacy.

Bottom Line

Farizon Auto is a pioneering force in China’s new energy commercial vehicle sector. As of May 2023, Farizon Auto celebrated the production of its 150,000th new energy commercial vehicle. With a track record of maintaining the top position in monthly sales volume for 14 consecutive months, Farizon Auto’s cumulative sales volume outpaces the combined volume of its nearest competitors.

Within the next five years, Farizon Auto anticipates becoming the first new energy commercial vehicle brand to achieve a total sales milestone of one million units, further consolidating its leadership status in the new energy commercial vehicle industry.


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