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Geely, the parent organisation of Volvo cars has just unveiled the first model of the new Zeekr EV brand for the new generation. The Zeekr 001 promises both performance and good looks.
The new car brand is inspired by Gen Z geeks and officially targeted at the geeks, “a term for those that are fixated with and have extensive knowledge of technology”.
According to the brand, electrification and technology is a must for people from the new generation coupled with the purpose of making EVs more accessible to younger people, without compromising performance features.
Geely announced on Friday that the 001 features dual motors capable of delivering 768 NM of torque and take the car from 0 to 100kph in less than 4 seconds. Plus, with a maxim speed of 124.27 mph (200 kph), the Zeekr 001 can be described as a really fast EV.
It also features 566.38 gallons (2,144 liters) of luggage space, which is considerably big, as well as an adjustable air suspension and frameless automatic doors.
The new EV combines facial recognition software that detects the driver, as they are coming towards the car and then makes automatic adjustments based on their set preferences, in terms of technology.
The Zeekr 001 comes with two battery options, 86 kWh and 100 kWh. Additionally, the brand plans to develop a nationwide charging network in China, with high-speed charging facilities, by the end of 2023.
The first Zeekr 001 EVs are set to be delivered throughout China starting this fall and launch on the global market in 2022.