Chinese auto maker Geely Auto has been recognized for its efforts to develop healthy vehicles by TUV Rheinland Group.
The third-party inspection organization issued the first Vehicle Level Solid Particulates/Aerosol Filtering Protection China-mark certificate to Geely in February 2020.
The first two models recognized by TUV are the Geometry A electric sedan and the Jiaji MPV.
Certification covered protective mask-level filterable efficiency of air-conditioning filters, the speed that the air-conditioning ventilation system purifies pollution when opening doors and windows, put forward requirements for maintaining micro-positive pressure throughout the interior, and tested the aerosol filtering protection level.
Hu Zheng Nan, head of Geely’s R&D center, said, “After learning of the epidemic situation, Geely Auto took the lead in launching the research and development of ‘Vehicles with All-round Healthy Protection’ to ensure the health of drivers and passengers. Geely Auto will continue to implement corporate social responsibility to boost green and healthy travel.”
Geely established its Healthy Car Program in response to the Coronavirus outbreak, putting aside RMB370m (US$53m) to develop healthy vehicles focusing on clean in-vehicle air.
Self-cleaning materials are also being developed in heavily used touchpoints such as grab handles, buttons and doors.