China-based automotive giant that also includes Volvo GeelyHad founded a new premium electric car brand called Zeekr. The first model of the brand in question Zeekr 001was introduced yesterday at a special event held in China.
The design of the Zeekr 001, which is described as “the world’s first mass-produced fully electric shooting brake model”, is quite familiar. Because the car appears as the production version of the concept named ‘Zero’, which Geely’s brand Lynk & Co introduced last year. Therefore, the design language is very similar to the models of the brand we are talking about. However, it is stated that it is more premium in terms of its features.
Zeekr 001, a stylish electric shooting brake, is the new Chinese manufacturer SEA platform built on. With a total length of 4970 mm, a width of 1999 mm and a height of 1560 mm, the wheelbase of the car is quite high, such as 3005 mm. In this way, the luggage volume of the electric model, which offers a very spacious living space inside, is also 2144 litre as announced.
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The company did not focus on much design, but we can see that the Zeekr 001 has a very simple and luxurious interior. In front of the driver is a three-spoke steering wheel with touch sensitive multimedia keys, and behind it is a small digital instrument panel. In the center of the console, a large multimedia screen is used. In addition, the smartphone charging unit, geometric patterns and ambient lighting are among the details we encounter here.
Zeekr 001’s key features include automatic air bellows suspension system includes. The system in question adjusts the height of the vehicle between 117 mm and 205 mm, depending on driving and road conditions. In addition, in the cabin and doors face recognition technology is being used. When the driver approaches the vehicle, the door opens automatically and closes when he sits down on his seat. In addition, the camera in the cabin recognizes the driver and automatically makes all adjustments according to his saved preferences.
Let’s come to the described technical features. Zeekr 001 has two electric motors positioned on the front and rear axle. In this way four wheel drive the car with the characteristic 544 horsepower power and 700 Nm generating torque. 0-100 km / h acceleration time 3.8 seconds with the vehicle 200 km/s possible to speed. In addition to this, stopping distance at a speed of 100 km / h is also 34 meters away as announced.
The car has 86 kWh and 100 kWh battery options. This is Zeekr 001’s Driving range of up to 700 kilometers allows it to present. Fast charging up to 360 kW Thanks to its support, a range of approximately 120 kilometers can be achieved with just 5 minutes of charging. The company wants to establish a Zeekr charging station network in China. According to the statement, if the plans are not interrupted, the number of charging stations will be increased to 2200 by 2023.
Zeekr 001 will first be sold in China, but the company wants to expand into other markets in 2022.