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Geely ZEEKR's first production model named ZEEKR 001

Monika From Gasgoo| March 31 , 2021

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Holding) announced on Wednesday the first production model of its newborn smart EV brand “ZEEKR” is named “ZEEKR 001”. The new model and the brand will be formally launched together at the plant in Ningbo Hangzhou Bay on April 15.

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Photo credit: ZEEKR

Riding on Geely's SEA (Sustainable Experience Architecture) platform, the ZEEKR 001 is the mass-produced version of the Lynk & Co ZERO concept, which made its debut at the Auto China 2020, according to Geely Holding. Presale of the new model will kick off in the near future.

ZEEKR will adopt innovative business models, such as building all-new direct-sale channels and a self-owned full-scenarios energy supply service system, to integrate fashion lifestyles and technologies, and offer more values to users, said Geely Holding.

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ZERO concept; photo credit: Geely

The photos released by Geely show that the ZEEKR 001 will inherit the design language of the concept. It measures 4,850mm long, 1,980mm wide and 1,530mm tall with a wheelbase of 2,999mm.

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ZEEKR 001; photo credit: Geely

The all-electric model will come with two driving methods based on the number of electric motors. The all-wheel-drive one can zip from 0-100km/h within 4 seconds and the 110kWh battery pack offers it a combined range of over 700km.

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ZEEKR 001; photo credit: Geely

Other facilities of the ZEEKR 001 include intuitive frameless doors, fully automatic air suspension, W-HUD and aurora-like ambience lamps.

Geely announced last week the formation of Zeekr Company Limited (ZEEKR), a new electric mobility technology and solution developer based in China that aims to meet growing demands for premium electric vehicles.

ZEEKR is a 51-49% joint venture between Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Holding) and Geely Auto. Both parties have agreed to plow a total of 2 billion yuan ($304.53 million) in cash into the newborn company.

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