2023 Zeekr 001 updated – 140 kWh battery offers up to 1,000 km range, 86 kWh RWD from RM193k in China

2023 Zeekr 001 updated – 140 kWh battery offers up to 1,000 km range, 86 kWh RWD from RM193k in China

The Zeekr 001 electric vehicle has been updated for the 2023 model year, and has gone on sale in China, Car News China reports.

While the shooting brake electric vehicle appears largely similar to its pre-update iteration, key revisions are under the skin, and now include a 140 kWh battery by CATL Qilin as the top battery specification that enables a maximum range of 1,032 km on the Chinese CLTC testing cycle in RWD, single-motor guise.

Previously offered with either an 86 kWh or 100 kWh ternary lithium battery, the Zeekr 001 offered claimed cruising ranges of 546 km and 656 km on the CLTC test cycle, respectively, powering the dual-motor, all-wheel-drive version of the 001 which outputs 544 PS and 768 Nm of torque, enabling a 0-100 km/h sprint in 3.8 seconds and a top speed of over 200 km/h.

Single-motor, rear-wheel-drive versions of the 001 output 272 PS and 384 Nm of torque, or half the outputs of the dual-motor AWD version. In this configuration, the 001 does the 0-100 km/h acceleration benchmark in 6.9 seconds.

The new CATL CTP 3.0 Qilin battery as used in the 140 kWh variant offers a volume utilisation rate of more than 72% and an energy density of 255 Wh/kg. This offers 13% greater power than the 4680 cell battery pack from the same chemical system and battery pack size, according to Car News China.

Interior equipment updates for the 2023 Zeekr 001 includes an 8.8-inch driver’s instrumentation display, a 14.7-inch central infotainment display, a 5.7-inch rear passenger screen, Nappa leather upholstery and more.

The top variant also receives a sport package that is comprised of 22-inch alloy wheels, six-piston Brembo front brake calipers with drilled brake discs, Alcantara upholstery as well as sports seats.

The updated 2023 Zeekr 001 goes on sale in China from 300,000 RMB (RM193,803) for the base single-motor rear-wheel-drive, 86 kWh battery variant, while variants featuring the new, 140 kWh battery will be priced from 403,000 RMB (RM260,342).

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Comments

  • newme on May 18, 2023 at 1:14 pm

    wow, finally an EV with a range exceeding the 1k mark.
    Of course we all know in real driving scenario, we cant reach that, but its a good start nonetheless.

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    • No need suffer charging lag frequently,
      1000km means no need charge battery car for, up to 2 weeks.

      Less battery range anxiety.

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    • Celup King on May 18, 2023 at 5:26 pm

      China ke arah dunia! What happen to ur bashing now, wakaka!

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      • pravda on May 18, 2023 at 8:19 pm

        Thank you, comrade. Spoken like a true member of zhongguo gongchandang.

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  • Bieight8 on May 18, 2023 at 3:00 pm

    Coming here?

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  • Lala Land on May 18, 2023 at 3:06 pm

    I have never found Chinese brand cars with beautiful design until this one.

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  • But Pas dont like communist..stuff..probably wont get it here

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    • PAS Talib ban on May 19, 2023 at 9:28 am

      PAS only pretend dont like china.
      Under table, a lot of china dealings.
      NOBODY will dislike MONEY, and china has a lot of it

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    • bizikot on May 19, 2023 at 10:13 am

      but their boss has not decreed that their members should not use huawei, oppo, vivo, xiaomi, etc.

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  • Miyamoto Musushi on May 20, 2023 at 9:24 am

    140kWh? That means one charge will cost RM120 in Malaysia…

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