Geely’s new electric car is now in production
Geely’s new premium electric-vehicle brand Zeekr has begun the production of its first model, the 001 electric hatch. The first production car was finally completed at Geely’s new plant in Ningbo, China. It should be delivered to its owner on October 23.The 001 was first unveiled to the world last April at the Auto Shanghai 2021 car show. It should be the first of multiple vehicles destined to adopt Geely’s Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) modular EV platform. This platform will eventually be used by most Geely brands, as well as Smart which Geely now controls together with Daimler.
The production vehicle features a 100-kilowatt-hour battery and dual-motor powertrain rated at 536 hp and 566 lb-ft of torque. Geely claims a 0-100 km/h acceleration of only 3.8 seconds and its charging from 10 to 80% is announced in under 30 minutes.