Zeekr 001 EV - 2021

jack_christie

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Was a Lynk & Co concept, now:

Owned by Geely - the Chinese multinational behind Volvo, Polestar, Lotus and the London Electric Vehicle Company - Zeekr is a brand-new, premium-focused brand.
The 001 will be offered with either an 86kWh or 100kWh battery, delivering up to 435 miles of range on a single charge.
Electric motors on the front and rear axles combine for 536bhp and more than 516lb ft, resulting in 0-62mph in 3.8sec and a top speed of over 124mph. The 001 can brake from 62mph to a standstill in just 34m, the company says.


 

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It looks interesting, but I fear that a Chinese product is going to struggle with NHTSA and NCAP testing, as well as quality. Maybe they will do a US launch in Utah since their parent company owns our local track.
 

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It looks interesting, but I fear that a Chinese product is going to struggle with NHTSA and NCAP testing, as well as quality. Maybe they will do a US launch in Utah since their parent company owns our local track.
Geely own Volvo, so they shouldn't have problems with safety and they share platforms.
 

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Volvo or not, they don't have a great track record. I'd want to see some consistency before buying one.


More recently:

Comparable year Volvo:

That frontal collision alone has massive safety cell deformation, the steering wheel ended up in another county.
 

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Those crash tests are great at shaming them into doing better.
 

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One of them was from last year, I want to see at least one full product cycle than is comparable to the West's safety standards.
 

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