Grove Hydrogen Automotive Co., Ltd unveils its Prestige Car Brand "Grove" for the first time at it's headquarters in Wuhan's Silicon Valley Precinct. The Grove Brand is the only car company fully dedicated to large scale production of Hydrogen Fuel Cell passenger vehicles and aims to be the world leading producer of Hydrogen Fuel Cell vehicles by 2025 with the highest annual sale volume and an aggressive model and production plan and use of many technological advances at the same time to not only offer a clean power technology but also aiming to use the energy in a much more efficient way. —
"Today we launch our hydrogen fuel cell passenger vehicle premier Brand Grove, we are not content with just offering a car which provides power in a clean way, but we have developed a car with a series of cutting edge technologies that aims to take our drivers and passengers further, using much less energy than if we had settled only with adapting the existing concept of the car to Hydrogen," said Professor Hao Yiguo, Chairman of Grove Hydrogen Automotive Co., Ltdin Wuhan at a Company Launch event attended by some of our strategic partners ans financial institutions.
Grove hydrogen fuel cell passenger vehicle project was kicked off in September 2016.The Brand will shortly be unveiling its first car, a Sports oriented Activity Vehicle offering unheralded distance on a single charge of Hydrogen at the Shanghai Motorshow in April this year. The Brandwill release a number of vehicles on their advanced technological platform within the coming years.
Grove offers a new form of prestige, a real green alternative, exceptional Luxury in equipment, fittings, dynamics and safety: Grove offers respect to all the requirements of the planet and our customers. Using a structure made of Carbon Fibre, usually only seen in the structure of super high end Sports cars, Motorsports and Aerospace, Grove cars are substantially lower than alternative choices of Steel and Aluminium. Not only lighter by the structure offers exceptional strength, combined with use of composite and aluminium structures for Crumple areas all Grove cars will be seen offering top of their class safety.
Grove's Wuhan headquarters is the result of a 3 year project from scratch to create the perfect sustainable car. Teams of Talented Engineers from all over China and around the world have looked worked with partners all over the world to collect ensure the best of technologies are inside the car to offer sum total of a car that offers a series of advancements in every part of the car.
Grove's Design, including this car has been developed in Grove's Design Centre in Barcelona Spain. Lead by Grove's Chief Design Officer and co-founder, Christopher Reitz, former head of Design at Fiat, Nissan Europe and previously within Volkswagen and Audi.
Reitz says, "with the Grove cars we have a whole new form of packaging to deal with, with the balance of the powertrain in both the front and the back of the car, it's a challenge but also an advantage, giving us the chance to really take some chances on design to provide something as exciting as the technology itself and offer the user a place to enjoy for those long distances our car can travel, but respecting the fact that our customers will want a product that demonstrates their commitment to the environment in kind."
Main vehicle testing and validation for one of Grove models will be completed in 2019 and Grove cars will be seen on the road already in 2019 and in large scale production in 2020. Cooperation between major cities and IGE will roll out step by step with Hydrogen Infrastructure starting the Tier one cities of China in 2020, tier two cities in 2021 and then aggressively throughout all big cities in China from 2022.
Grove will begin taking orders for their first car at the Shanghai motorshow for Chinese customers delivery from 2020 and is expected to kick off action plans for Overseas Market openings in 2020.Grove's aggressive strategy is to not only lead the Hydrogen Car Market in China but all over the world.
"It's all about respect", said Professor Hao, "Grove is about respect for our planet, about respect for the lifestyles of our customers and about respect for their enjoyment of the product and the process around it. And it's this that will guarantee our success"
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