Geely starts test runs of e-methanol vehicles with Emgrand

Updated Apr 04, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It supports the use of methanol as an alternative source of energy for cars.

Geely is known to be one of the car brands that pursue the advancement of methanol vehicle technologies. The Chinese automaker wants to develop eco-friendly alternatives such as methanol especially now that the market is shifting towards electric vehicles (EVs), whatever the outcome may be.

Danish Minister for Transport Trine Bramsen refuels the Geely Emgrand

Danish Minister for Transport Trine Bramsen refuels the Emgrand

Now, Geely is expanding its methanol technologies in Europe in collaboration with Circle K Denmark, Aalborg University, and Fonden Green Hub Denmark. Together, the partnership is conducting a 15-month test and demonstration trial for green e-methanol fuel and methanol vehicles in Denmark.

Part of the collaboration is the use of two methanol versions of the Geely Emgrand and a Farizon M100 heavy truck which were provided to the car brand’s Danish partners for testing. These vehicles will promote the use of green e-methanol and green mobility in Europe where strict emission regulations are imposed.

Geely Emgrand front view

Geely Emgrand

The reason why Geely chose Denmark is because of the country’s reputation as a global leader in sustainability, pledging to reduce its carbon emission by 70 percent by 2030. But despite that, the country is still facing issues of renewable energy as it is weather dependent, making it prone to fluctuations.

As such, the use of green methanol is an optimal solution for Denmark to store renewable power. The Geely Emgrand achieved an average well-to-wheel emissions of 46g of CO2 per km, which is lower than EVs in most countries. Geely said that it will undergo EU certification for its methanol vehicles in the future in support of carbon neutrality.

Farizon M100 e-methanol

Farizon M100

Many car brands have started to unveil their electrification plans including Geely-owned Volvo which aims to go all-electric by 2030. Geely isn’t giving up on non-EV alternatives such as methanol technologies as it shares a common sustainable goal with electrification. Green methanol is now available and can be built quickly at a minimal cost.

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Know more about Geely Emgrand 2024

Geely Emgrand

The Geely Emgrand is a five-seater subcompact sedan. For those unaware, this model is now in its fourth-generation, and its first-gen model was initially launched way back in 2010.  

Locally, the Emgrand has three variants. The entry-level Emgrand S which is priced at Php 753,000, the mid-spec Emgrand Comfort priced at Php 945,000, and the top-spec Premium which retails at Php 999,000.

Under the hood, the Philippine-spec Emgrand uses a 1.5-liter engine capable of making up to 102 horsepower and 142 Nm of torque. The said engine is then paired with a continuously variable transmission. Power is sent to its front wheels.

The Geely Emgrand sedan competes against the likes of the Toyota Vios, Suzuki Ciaz, Mitsubishi Mirage G4, Honda City, Mg 5, Nissan Almera, Changan Alsvin, among others. 

₱ 753,000 - ₱ 999,000

Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.


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