The Zeekr 001 (simplified Chinese: 极氪 001; traditional Chinese: 極氪 001; pinyin: Jí kè 001) is the first electric vehicle of the Zeekr brand, owned by Geely Automobile Holdings. The vehicle was originally previewed as the Lynk & Co Zero Concept[2] and revealed in 2020 at the Beijing Auto Show,[3] but in October 2021 it was instead was released in China as the Zeekr 001[4] and is scheduled for release in Europe in 2023.[5]

Zeekr 001
Overview
ManufacturerGeely (Zeekr)
Production2021–present
AssemblyChina: Ningbo
DesignerChris Chen
Body and chassis
ClassExecutive car (E)
Body style5-door shooting brake
Layout
PlatformSEA1 platform
RelatedPolestar 4
Ji Yue 01
Lotus Eletre
Powertrain
Electric motorPermanent Magnet Synchronous motors
Power output
  • (RWD)
  • 272 PS (268 hp; 200 kW) peak
  • 90 PS (89 hp; 66 kW) 30 min maximum
  • (AWD)
  • 544 PS (537 hp; 400 kW) peak
  • 180 PS (180 hp; 130 kW) 30 min maximum
  • 1,265 PS (1,248 hp; 930 kW) peak (001 FR)
Transmission1-speed direct-drive
Battery
  • 86 kWh (310 MJ)[1]
  • 100 kWh (360 MJ)[1]
  • 140 kWh (500 MJ)[1]
Rangeup to 1,032 km (641 mi)
Plug-in chargingV2L: 3.3 kW
Dimensions
Wheelbase3,000 mm (118.1 in)
Length4,970 mm (195.7 in)
Width1,990 mm (78.3 in)
Height1,560 mm (61.4 in)

The Zeekr 001 claims to be the world's first mass-produced EV shooting brake.[6]

Overview edit

The production 001 was presented on 16 April 2021 at the Auto Shanghai and launched in October 2021 in the Mainland Chinese market.[7] Its shooting brake design is similar to the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo and it features a similar front end to that of the Lynk & Co 05, a model from another brand in the Geely Automobile Holdings group of companies and maybe not a coincidence, as the 001 model was developed by Swedish CEVT as Lynk & Co Zero Concept.

The 001 is based on the Sustainable Experience Architecture platform specific to the electric models of the Geely group.[8]

Performance edit

The top of the trim variant of the 001 has electric motors on both the front and rear axle, putting out a combined output of 536 hp (400 kW; 543 PS) and 700 N⋅m (516 lb⋅ft) of torque and can propel the 001 from 0–100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 3.8 seconds, speed max over 200 km/h (124 mph), 30 minutes maximum power output is equal 177 hp (132 kW; 179 PS).[9] Zeekr is claiming that the 001 can run on a full charge for up to 700 km (435 mi), and its charging setup will give it 120 km (75 mi) worth of power in just five minutes of charging time.[10] A special model limited to 1,000 units will be sold in 2023 with the CATL Qilin battery containing 140 kWh to allow up to 1,000 km (621 mi) of range.[11]

2023 model edit

In January 2023, the upgraded 2023 model Zeekr 001 has been announced. The 2023 model replaced the Japanese Denso motors with Chinese Vremt motors. Vremt (Viridi E-Mobility Technology) is a subsidiary of Zeekr's parent company Geely.[12][13] Upgraded Zeekr 001 offers an option for 140kWh CATL Qilin batteries, with a maximum range that can exceed 1,000 kilometers. [14]

Zeekr 001 FR edit

Zeekr 001 FR

In September 2023, Zeekr announced a limited performance edition, 001 FR (Future Road [sic]), featuring quad electric motors that could deliver 1,248 hp (931 kW; 1,265 PS) in total, as well as track-level brakes and suspensions, carbon fiber parts and a "tank turn" mode.[15] It would be built on 800V platform with a 100 kWh CATL Qilin battery. Zeekr planned to deliver 99 vehicles per month.[16]

Sales edit

Zeekr 001 in a car dealership in Vilnius, Lithuania

2,012 units were sold in more than 150 cities across China during the first full month of production in November 2021, with 199 additional units during October 2021. The company stated its plan to ramp up production during 2022 with a target of 70,000 vehicles,[17] and continuing to prioritize local market customers ahead of a global roll-out in 2023.[4]

Guinness World Records edit

Zeekr 001 has set two world records.[18] The first one was for the fastest drift by an electric car, at 208 km/h.[19][20] The second world record was for the fastest slalom by an EV with 50 cones in 49.05 seconds.[21]

References edit

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  8. ^ Frédéric Kevers (14 December 2020). "Lynk & Co Zero EV : 800 V et 700 km". Le Moniteur automobile.
  9. ^ Robin Grant (19 October 2021). "Zeekr 001: la "Polestar" cinese di Lynk & Co è bella e prodotta nella "Zeekr Intelligent Factory"". Quotidiano Motori (in Italian). Retrieved 4 February 2023.
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  11. ^ Carrie Hampel (4 January 2023). "Zeekr gives its 001 the CATL Qilin battery". electrive.com. Retrieved 4 February 2023.
  12. ^ Akhtar, Riz (14 September 2022). "Volvo parent Geely reveals 600kW EV charging technology". The Driven. Retrieved 6 January 2024.
  13. ^ "Geely subsidiary Viridi E-mobility develops 600 kW supercharging technology". Automotive Technology Insight. 15 September 2022. Retrieved 6 January 2024.
  14. ^ Liang, Ivan Choy Ewi (2 January 2023). "2023 Zeekr 001 正式发布:取消日本电产电机、可选配宁德时代麒麟电池!". automachi.com. Retrieved 3 October 2023.
  15. ^ Mihalascu, Dan (1 September 2023). "Zeekr 001 FR Debuts As 1,265-HP Quad-Motor Rival For Model S Plaid". insideevs.com. Retrieved 3 September 2023.
  16. ^ Opletal, Jiri (1 September 2023). "Zeekr 001 FR launched with 1,247 hp. 0-100 km/h in 2.07 seconds, can perform tank turn". carnewschina.com. Retrieved 3 September 2023.
  17. ^ Mark Kane (10 January 2022). "Zeekr Target: 70,000 EV Sales In 2022 Before Expansion To Europe". InsideEVs. Retrieved 4 February 2023.
  18. ^ Randall, Chris (22 August 2022). "Geely takes two Guinness records". electrive.com. Retrieved 6 January 2024.
  19. ^ Spînu, Florina (18 August 2022). "All-Electric Zeekr 001 Breaks Not One, But Two Guinness World Records". autoevolution. Retrieved 6 January 2024.
  20. ^ "Zeekr 001 Breaks Two Guinness World Records". Korea IT Times (in Korean). 19 August 2022. Retrieved 6 January 2024.
  21. ^ Edelstein, Stephen (19 August 2022). "China's Zeekr sets Guinness records for fastest drift, fastest electric slalom". Motor Authority. Retrieved 6 January 2024.