Geely’s commercial vehicle brand Farizon Auto has unveiled its next-generation smart new energy semi truck, the Homtruck.
Built on a highly modular architecture, the Homtruck promises to be “one of the most advanced and cleanest commercial vehicles on the road” when production and deliveries start in early 2024.
The semi truck architecture can accommodate several powertrain options including range extender, methanol hybrid and pure electric with battery swapping option. The latter will allow the Homtruck to charge at service stations across highways “in minutes.”
While no specs are available at the moment, Geely says the new semi truck boasts major breakthroughs in sustainable powertrains and focuses on efficiency as well as driver and pedestrian safety.
Gallery: Farizon Auto Homtruck Electric Semi Truck Concept
A home away from home complete with bathroom and kitchen
The vehicle’s name suggests it is a semi truck that feels like home. The Homtruck’s mobile space is said to integrate “work, life, and entertainment” and satisfy the vital needs of its driver.
The cockpit includes both a driving and a living area, with the latter consisting of a bathroom complete with a shower and toilet, single bed, refrigerator, tea maker, kitchen, and even a small washing machine.
In the driving area, the Homtruck adopts an ergonomic seat design, a high-definition camera that ensures the driver is well-rested and well-focused, and an intelligent AI assistant coupled with full 360-degree cameras. The latter help keep the driver aware of any issues around the vehicle whether in motion or stationary.
From a design standpoint, the cabin goes for an eco-friendly ambiance inspired by China’s bamboo forests thanks to materials like nature soft-touch fabrics, sustainable plastics, and bamboo grain materials.
Geely says the Homtruck will target global markets like Europe, Korea, Japan and North America, making the all-electric variant a rival for the Tesla Semi.
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