I simply wrote about Zeekr’s robust gross sales surge previously few months, after only a yr in the marketplace. The Chinese language EV startup has relied on the Zeekr 001 up until now, however dad or mum firm Geely acknowledged at launch that it might introduce a brand new electrical car annually by 2025, and it’s time for the second Zeekr to reach. That may be the Zeekr 009.
— ZEEKR | Official (@OfficialZeekr) November 2, 2022
Such massive autos aren’t for everybody (myself included, for instance), however they’re fairly in style — in China and elsewhere. Massive, blocky autos don’t have the perfect aerodynamics, however the Zeekr 009 MPV has an enormous 140 kWh battery pack and thus has 822 km (511 miles) of vary on a full cost, based on the CLTC score system. It makes use of CATL’s new Qilin battery. It’s truly the primary EV on the planet to make use of this battery. (The Zeekr 001 will afterward incorporate the ultra-long-range model of the Qilin battery, which is meant to supply 1,000 kilometers of vary!)
Zeekr CEO An Chunghui notes that the 009 has extra vary on a full cost than 99% of the fossil gasoline autos in the marketplace!
The Zeekr 009 trim with the smaller battery has a 116 kWh pack with 702 km (436) miles of driving vary on a full cost. This model does not use CATL’s new Qilin battery.
The shorter-range Zeekr 009 is the WE trim and the longer-range 009 is the ME trim.
— ZEEKR | Official (@OfficialZeekr) November 1, 2022
Naturally, this luxury and enormous MPV will not be low cost. It comes with a price ticket of RMB 499,000 ($68,340) on the low finish and RMB 588,000 ($80,530) on the excessive finish. Effectively, that’s cheaper than a Tesla Mannequin X not less than!
With twin motors, every rated at 400 kW | 686 Nm of torque, this beast is fast too. It goes from 0 to 100 km/h in solely 4.5 seconds. A car that appears like that shouldn’t have the ability to transfer that shortly.
Is the grille an excessive amount of? Sure. Is it gross? Sure. However I’m positive others will suppose it’s stunning, luxurious, and ideal. Hundreds of these folks will discover that that is the perfect car in the marketplace. However that raises the query: what’s the precise market potential for the Zeekr 009?
Deliveries of the Zeekr 009 will start in January 2023, and deliveries of the ME model with the Qilic battery will start someday within the 1st quarter. (The Zeekr 001 with the ultra-long-range model of the Qilin battery will begin being delivered within the second quarter of 2023.)
Another particulars or options of the Zeekr 009 embody:
- two 7nm process-based Mobileye EyeQ5H chips
- seven 8-megapixel HD cameras
- 4 2-megapixel surround-view cameras
- 1 ultra-long-range millimeter wave radar
- 12 short-range ultrasonic radars.
Zeekr bought 10,119 autos in October, by far its finest month ever. Then once more, Zeekr has solely been delivering vehicles since October 2021. To be at a manufacturing and gross sales run fee of greater than 120,000 autos a yr actually looks like a notable accomplishment. Effectively executed, Zeekr. And we’ll see what the Zeekr 009 does for the corporate’s gross sales in 2023!
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