Automotive Author: Contributor, Phate Zhang Editor: Luke Sheehan Oct 19, 2021 05:53 PM (GMT+8)

A major player is ready to do battle in China's increasingly crowded electric vehicle industry.


The production version of the Zeekr 001, the first model of Geely Group's electric vehicle brand Zeekr, rolled off the production line at its Ningbo plant today, marking a major player in China's electric vehicle industry ready for battle in the increasingly crowded field.

The Zeekr 001 will officially begin small deliveries on October 23, Zeekr CEO An Conghui said at a ceremony.

The Zeekr 001 is a renaming of the model previously known as the Lynk ZERO. It was launched on April 15, 2021.

It is available in 3 models, with a price range of CNY 281,000 – 360,000. It is built on the Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) platform and has a wheelbase of 3,005mm.

The model has a 0-100km acceleration time of 3.8 seconds and is available in three NEDC range versions: 526km, 606km and 712km.

On June 15 of this year, the company said it had sold out of its deliverable production for the year and therefore stopped accepting further deposits.

As of June 14, the average order amount for the Zeekr 001 exceeded CNY 335,000, breaking the price moat of traditional luxury brands, said the company.

Zeekr launched the Zeekr Power brand on August 30, similar to NIO's NIO Power, for operating an energy recharge business.

Zeekr Power categorizes its rechargers into three types: extreme charging, supercharging and light charging.

Late last month Zeekr said it completed its first charging station in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, which will be operational upon delivery of the Zeekr 001.

This article was first published by Phate Zhang on CnEVPost, a website focusing on new energy vehicle news from China.