SHANGHAI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On February 25, TÜV Rheinland Group, an international, independent third-party inspection, testing, and certification organization, issued the first Vehicle Level Solid Particulates/Aerosol Filtering Protection China-mark certificate to Geely Auto. Owing to the outbreak of 2019-nCoV, drivers and passengers are now paying even more attention to the air quality in vehicle interiors. Two models, Geely Jiaji and Geometry A from Geely Auto were certified, indicating that they have reached a high level in solid particulates/aerosol filterable protection technology, which provides consumers with enhanced health protection.
Zhengnan Hu, President of Geely Automobile Research Institute, Yushun Wong, CEO and President of TÜV Rheinland Greater China, Bo Xia, Vice President of TÜV Rheinland Greater China Solar & Commercial Products, Jan Hoehne, Vice President of TÜV Rheinland Greater China Products – Accreditation & Certification, and other representatives of both parties attended the online certificate awarding ceremony.
“As the world’s leading technology service provider, TÜV Rheinland is dedicated to providing secure and sustainable solutions to meet challenges that emerge in the interaction among mankind, environment, and technologies,” said Yushun Wong. "Considering the urgent needs of domestic consumers to improve the air quality in vehicle interiors, TÜV Rheinland has introduced Solid Particulates/Aerosol Filtering Protection performance standards for whole vehicles. The standards have long-term significance for continuously improving the air quality in vehicles and protecting the health and safety of drivers and passengers.”
Through research and comparison of more than 40 international and domestic standards, TÜV Rheinland’s technical experts have decided on reference to the protective mask standard GB 2626-2006, the medical mask standard GB 19083-2010, the domestic air purifier standard GB/T 18801-2015, the cabin filter standard GB/T 32085.1-2015, and other requirements, and formulated the 2PfG CH0005:2020-02 standard, detailing test methods and certification processes in combination with the characteristics of vehicles.
Zhengnan Hu stated, “As China's leading automobile manufacturer, Geely Auto has always oriented itself to the market and consumer needs, adhered to benchmarking management, and made continuous improvements, and it is committed to creating high-quality, high-tech, and high-value-added products for consumers. 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.”
This certification verified the protective mask-level filterable efficiency of air-conditioning filters, assessed the speed at which the air-conditioning ventilation system purifies pollution in the air flowing in when opening doors and windows, put forward requirements for maintaining micro-positive pressure throughout the interior (used to shield external contaminants from entering the interior without passengers' awareness), and comprehensively tested the aerosol filtering protection level of the vehicle interior under the current technical conditions.
It is worth mentioning that the China-mark certification was developed by TÜV Rheinland in response to the needs of local customers in the Chinese market, with the main purposes of increasing domestic brand awareness and pursuing superior quality. Built on TÜV Rheinland’s testing experience in China, its strong technical team, and brand advantages, the certification helps consumers identify high-quality, high-performance products in the domestic market.
TÜV Rheinland is concerned about the development of the 2019-nCoV epidemic, and is working with all parties to provide assistance and support in the fight against it. During this period, TÜV Rheinland is doing its best to provide customers with convenient and quality services. It will continue to fully support customers to conduct business normally during the epidemic while ensuring the health and safety of employees, and better assist enterprises in reducing the impact of the epidemic on production.
TÜV Rheinland is a global leader in independent inspection services, founded nearly 150 years ago. The group maintains a worldwide presence of more than 20,000 people; annual turnover is EUR 2 billion. The independent experts stand for quality and safety for people, technology and the environment in nearly all aspects of life. TÜV Rheinland inspects technical equipment, products and services, oversees projects, and helps to shape processes and information security for companies. Its experts train people in a wide range of careers and industries. To this end, TÜV Rheinland employs a global network of approved labs, testing and education centers. Since 2006, TÜV Rheinland has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption.