New Zeekr 001 revealed with 95-kWh LFP battery for 722 km range

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Battery options of the Geely’s Zeekr 001 restyling were revealed by the Chinese MIIT in the catalog of NEVs exempted from vehicle purchase tax. In contrast with its predecessor, the facelifted variant got an optional LFP pack. Zeekr also didn’t fill for a version with a 140-kWh battery, hinting it won’t be available on the facelifted 001.

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Zeekr is a young, high-end brand launched by Geely Group in 2021. All of its vehicles are based on the SEA modular architecture. Presently, Zeekr’s line comprises four models: 001 liftback, 007 sedan, 009 minivan, and X crossover. This brand also sells overseas. In 2024, it has a sales goal of 230,000 units. Soon, the very first Zeekr model, the 001, will get a facelifted variant. The governmental regulator exposed its battery options.

Zeekr 001 restyling battery variants

The new Zeekr 001 will have two battery options: LFP and ternary NMC. This liftback will be the second Zeekr-branded model to have a LiFePo pack after the 007 sedan launched in December last year. Both batteries are manufactured by the joint venture between Geely and CATL, which is based in Sichuan, China. 

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The lithium iron phosphate battery of the Zeekr 001 has a capacity of 95 kWh. Since LFP packs offer lower energy density, the 001’s battery is bulky, weighing 720 kg. It occupies one-third of the car’s curb weight. The new Zeekr 001 equipped with this battery has several range options, depending on the powertrain.

  • RWD, 310 kW, 95 kWh LFP battery, 722 km range
  • 4WD, 580 kW (270 kW + 210 kW), 95 kWh LFP battery, 626-675 km range

The second battery option is ternary NMC for 100 kWh. It has a better energy density and a lower weight of 606 kg. It is available for both RWD and 4WD models.

  • RWD, 310 kW, 100 kWh ternary NMC, 750 km range
  • 4WD, 580 kW (270 kW + 310 kW), 100 kWh ternary NMC battery, 656-705 km range

The wheel options probably cause the listed difference in the range of 4WD variants. The new Zeekr 001 with the ternary NMC battery looks more desirable regarding cruising range. However, the LFP battery packs have longer life cycles, and they are cheaper. The current version of the Zeekr 001 also offers a 140-kWh battery for the 1032 km range. However, this pack wasn’t listed in the latest MIIT catalog, hinting the new facelifted 001 won’t get it.

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More about the new Zeekr 001

The facelifted Zeekr 001 has minor exterior adjustments. It has new bumpers, an optional LiDAR on the roof, new rims, and a new body color. Its dimensions are 4977/1999/1545 mm with a wheelbase of 3005 mm. Inside, it stays close to the Zeekr 001 launched last year.

The biggest enhancement of the new Zeekr 001 is the powertrain. Its RWD model will offer an e-motor for 310 kW. For clarity, the current rear-wheel-drive version of this liftback has a peak power output of 200 kW. The 4WD model is even crazier with 580 kW: 270-kW motor in the front and 310-kWh one in the rear. The current 4WD version’s peak power output is just 400 kW. As for the icing on the cake, the new variant can tow up to 2000 kg.

The new Zeekr 001 will enter the Chinese market shortly, replacing its predecessor. According to CarNewsChina’s sources, it will later hit the overseas markets. However, there is no precise timing of its international launch.

Source: MIIT

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