May 17, 2023 - 09:39 am
Zeekr launches deliveries of the 001 with Qilin batteries
Geely’s electric car brand Zeekr has started deliveries in China of the Zeekr 001 equipped with CATL’s Qilin batteries. The optional 140 kWh battery allows ranges of up to 1,032 kilometres in the Zeekr 001 WE, according to Chinese standards.
May 12, 2023 - 10:33 am
China: 636,000 additional New Energy Vehicles in April
Sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids in China fell slightly in April. According to data from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), 636,000 new energy vehicles (NEVs) were sold in April – 17,000 fewer than in March.
Apr 26, 2023 - 01:08 pm
Onsemi to supply Zeekr with power modules
US semiconductor manufacturer Onsemi has won Zeekr as another electric car manufacturer as a customer. The Geely brand has signed a long-term supply contract with Onsemi for the EliteSiC silicon carbide power module.
Apr 14, 2023 - 01:08 pm
Geely subsidiary Zeekr launches compact EV in China
Zeekr has presented its third electric vehicle model. The design of the Zeekr X has been known since February. With the premiere, there are now also the technical specifications of the compact model, which are hardly surprising in view of the Geely Group.
Apr 12, 2023 - 11:31 am
NEV sales in China rise to 653,000 models over March
According to data released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), sales of New Energy Vehicles (NEV) in China stood at 653,000 units last month. This represents a year-on-year increase of 34.8 per cent and a 24.4 per cent increase compared to February.
Mar 13, 2023 - 11:42 am
Over half a million NEVs sold in China over February
Around 525,000 new energy vehicles (NEVs) were sold in China in February 2023, 55.9 per cent more than in the same month last year and 28.7 per cent more than in January 2023. BYD accounted for the largest number of vehicles – both NEVs and pure battery-electric cars.
Feb 17, 2023 - 12:21 pm
CATL could lower battery prices
According to Chinese media, CATL could significantly reduce battery prices for select automakers. But only under certain conditions. The manufacturer could therefore offer lower prices to some customers in the third quarter of 2023 if they agree to purchase at least 80 per cent of their batteries from CATL in exchange.
Feb 13, 2023 - 09:19 am
Zeekr raises 750 million dollars in funding
Geely’s premium electric car brand Zeekr has raised 750 Million dollars from external investors. The cash from five strategic investors puts the carmaker at a value of 13 billion dollars.
Feb 10, 2023 - 01:34 pm
China’s NEV sales drop over January
The year is also off to a weak start in China, where around 408,000 new energy vehicles (NEVs) were sold in January 2023, almost 50 per cent fewer than in December 2022 and 6.3 per cent fewer than in the same month last year. This is according to data from the China Association of Automobile […]
Feb 3, 2023 - 09:09 am
Zeekr shows off Zeekr X SUV
Chinese carmaker Zeekr published the first images of its third model, the Zeekr X. The SUV will first be shown at the Auto China in Shanghai in April and will probably be available in China before the end of the year. It will most likely also be sold in Europe but at a later date.
Jan 13, 2023 - 12:49 pm
China marks 6.9 million NEVs sold over 2022
Total sales of New Energy Vehicles in 2022 amounted to 6.887 million units. This is according to statistics from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) and represents an increase of 93.4 per cent compared to 2021.
Jan 9, 2023 - 04:03 pm
Zeekr begins production of the 009 in Ningbo city
Geely’s Premium electric brand Zeekr has begun serial production of its second model. The electric van Zeekr 009 is now rolling off production lines in the company’s plant in Hangzhou Bay, Ningbo city in the east Chinese province of Zhejiang. Deliveries should start shortly.
Jan 4, 2023 - 10:41 am
Zeekr gives its 001 the CATL Qilin battery
In China, Geely’s premium electric brand Zeekr is now offering its 001 with CATL’s Qilin battery for the first time in the new 2023 model year. This battery option with a capacity of 140 kWh increases the range of the Zeekr 001 to up to 1,032 kilometres according to Chinese standards.
Dec 13, 2022 - 03:42 pm
Zeekr seeks over $1 billion via IPO in the USA
Zeekr has confidentially filed for a US public offering to raise over $1 billion in capital, according to inside sources. Zeekr lodged its filings with US regulators last week and is planning to go public in New York as early as the second quarter of 2023.
Dec 9, 2022 - 01:50 pm
NEV registrations hit another record in China over November
In China, sales of new energy cars reached a new high in November: According to estimates by the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA), around 732,000 new energy cars were sold – about 56,000 more than in the previous record month of October 2022.
Nov 17, 2022 - 03:27 pm
Zeekr launches autonomous SEA-M platform
The premium electric brand Zeekr, part of the Geely Group, has launched its SEA-M platform for autonomous electric vehicles. The SEA-M is an evolution of Geely’s Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) for autonomous vehicles. The first representative of the new SEA-M vehicle type is the Zeekr M-Vision.
Nov 2, 2022 - 12:29 pm
Zeekr presents electric van 009 with Qilin battery
Geely’s premium electric subsidiary Zeekr has unveiled its second model and is now accepting reservations for the Zeekr 009 in China. Separately, Geely plans to spin off Zeekr and list it on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Oct 11, 2022 - 02:49 pm
Record September NEV sales in China
China has set a new record for new energy car sales in the past month. 675,000 NEV passenger cars were sold in September 2022, 43,000 more than the previous record month of August 2022, of which 507,000 were BEVs and 168,000 were PHEVs.
Aug 22, 2022 - 11:07 am
Geely takes two Guinness records
Geely’s electric car brand has broken two Guinness World Records with its first model. The Zeekr 001 secured the titles for the fastest drift ever achieved by an electric car (207.996 km/h) and the fastest electric car slalom (50 cones in 49.05 seconds).
Aug 21, 2022 - 12:20 pm
50% of Geely vehicle sales to be electric by 2023
The Chinese carmaker Geely is accelerating its transition to electric vehicles, as was revealed in the company’s financial report for the first half of 2022. The company aims to make 50 per cent of its overall sales electric by 2023.
Jun 10, 2022 - 12:02 pm
NEV sales continue to rise in China
Sales of New Energy Vehicles in China increased by around 50 per cent to 421,000 units in May compared to April. After a weak April, the Chinese market returned to the growth trend with the second-best monthly result of the year.
Apr 8, 2022 - 02:39 pm
CAM report shows Tesla as top e-mobility innovator
Within the framework of the annually updated ‘Electromobility Report 2022’ of the Center of Automotive Management (CAM), Tesla scored best by a clear margin. Volkswagen and Hyundai follow in second and third place for BEV innovations.
Jan 27, 2022 - 02:46 pm
Zeekr completes 10,000th 001 BEV
Only about three months after the start of production, Geely’s premium electric brand Zeekr has reported the production of the 10,000th unit of its debut BEV 001. In addition, further details about the production technology at the Ningbo plant have been revealed.
Jan 11, 2022 - 01:05 pm
Zeekr is getting ready for EU entry
Chinese premium electric brand Zeekr, which belongs to the Geely Group, plans to offer its first model in the EU from the beginning of 2023. By 2025, the brand wants to expand its range to seven models and export a total of 100,000 vehicles.