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It had to come and it is here, the first electric car with an autonomy of more than 1,000 km

Electric car with a range of 1,000 km appeared to be the key to popularizing the zero emissions model. Because Because it demolishes the argument that they are not designed to withstand long journeys and with them you run the risk of being stranded without battery in the middle of the road.

It’s the first car with three four-digit numbers in its official ranks. zerker 001, This 100% electric propulsion sedan is the fruit of the work of the Chinese company of the same name (pronounced zica, Zeekr is part of Geely, which also includes Volvo, Polestar, LEVC…

With 1,000 km of autonomy?

The 001 was presented in 2021 and it was not until this year that series production began. Marketing has started in China but there is no set date for its arrival in Europe, although it has been confirmed that it will go on sale in the old continent.

To reach 1,000 km of autonomy (official, which will be less than what will be achieved in actual operation), Zeekr 01 uses the innovative CATL Qilin Battery Technology, The key is in the third generation of batteries sell-to-pack All of which break packaging efficiency records and reach 72% volume.

Ziker 001 Inside

it translates to Energy density (energy measured in response to weight) reaches an impressive 255 Wh/Kg; If you’re a little lost on the topic of electric cars, I’ll tell you that the most widely used lithium-ion batteries today have an energy density of around 50-100 Wh/Kg.

Besides the fact that it can charge with a power of 360 kW, this allows it to recover an autonomy of 120 kilometers in just five minutes.

for less than 40,000 euros

The official autonomy of the Zeekr 001 with its 140 kWh Killin battery is 1,032 km, This figure has been approved under standards for tests in China (CTLC) that are much less strict than those required by the European WLTP, so we can/should assume that the official limit here will be well below those three zeros, but it will be market But be far above the average of electric vehicles.

The manufacturer’s European page indicates that the first European countries to receive the electric car will be Sweden and the Netherlands; It is also estimated that the range will be around 600 km as the earlier version will be 100 kWh and not 140 kWh.

It remains to talk about the prices. The Zeekr 001 costs 403,000 yuan in China with an autonomy of 1,000 km and 300,000 yuan with a 100 kWh battery. The change would be 53,000 Euros and 40,000 Euros respectively.

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