Aiming for carbon neutrality, the Great Wall Motors Company (GWM) recently released several hybrid EVs that showed its latest R&D results in hybrid technology.
This technology is an essential part of the OEM’s overall strategic plan, at which its L.E.M.O.N platform is at the center of. GWM has independently designed and developed the platform over the course of five years, investing RMB 20 billion ($3.1 billion) to do so. It can be adapted to two different hybrid architectures, namely Dedicated Hybrid Technology architecture and P2/P2+P4 architecture.
Currently, models equipped with the L.E.M.O.N. hybrid technology have covered two major automotive brands – HAVAL and WEY. Through HAVAL, the platform is available through its H6 HEV SUV launched in July. In September, WEY revealed that two of its forthcoming vehicles would also feature L.E.M.O.N, the Maqiduo and Coffee 01. GWM then plans to launch more hybrid EVs in the future to provide a clean, and efficient, driving experience for users around the world.
GWM similarly aims to develop multiple technology routes – including hybrid, pure electric and hydrogen energy. It also aims to possess several technical reserves, including cobalt-free batteries and Dayu batteries, making a comprehensive technical plan in clean energy.
In the next five years, GWM expects to invest up to RMB 100 billion ($15.5 billion) in R&D, especially in pure electric, hydrogen energy and hybrid technologies, to keep it’s investments in-line with its carbon neutrality vision.