Chinese automaker Geely, the owner of Volvo Cars, on Thursday launched a high-end electric vehicle brand called Zeekr. The new car is targeting growing Chinese demand for electric cars.
According to UK Autocar website, the 001 will be offered with either an 86kWh or 100kWh battery, delivering up to 435 miles of range on a single charge. Zeekr plans to build a network of 2200 charging stations across China by the end of 2023, claiming speeds of up to 360kW.
“The Zeekr brand is here to succeed in the premium EV segment,” said Andy An Conghui, CEO of Zeekr Technology. “We have the best resources of a car company behind us, including an established supply chain and a wide industrial footprint that is ready to begin producing vehicles. We also benefit from a technology-driven mindset that is driving us forward. We are here to give consumers a better electric vehicle experience.”
The company says the 001 will be delivered to customers in China from October this year ahead of a global roll-out in 2022.