The first ZEEKR 001 rolled off the production line on Tuesday at a special ceremony in ZEEKR’s plant here.
First deliveries are expected to take place on Oct 23.
The ZEEKR plant is one of the most advanced vehicle facilities created to date as a result of a 5G+ system that allows for agile and transparent production management.
Areas such as the welding section are fully automated with over 300 robots carrying out the work with limited human intervention thanks to the factory using an industrial grade 5G+ intelligent internet system that allows production to be planned, tracked and checked in a fully transparent manner.
In addition, the ZEEKR production process allows for continuous self-optimistion, ensuring the quality of each ZEEKR product.
For example, the welding production line adopts monitoring systems such as glue application visual guidance, online measurement, and ultrasonic self-inspection, and uses intelligent self-adaptation for welding control to continually improve the welding process.
Since the unveiling of the ZEEKR 001 in April 2021, ZEEKR has collated feedback from users.
As a result, the final production ZEEKR 001 model has been upgraded in several areas to reflect on feedback from end users.
ZEEKR is also working on the first Over The Air (OTA) updates to further improve the ZEEKR Assisted Drive (ZAD) system, where the car will keep updating to adapt to the newest software technologies, to give users the best mobility experience in the future.
The ZEEKR 001 was first unveiled in April 2021 prior to the Shanghai Auto Show. Based on Geely Holding Group’s Sustainable Electric Architecture (SEA), the vehicle is able to create 536hp with max torque of 768Nm through a twin motor system capable of sending the 001 from 0-100kph in just 3.8 seconds and from 100-0 kph in just 34.5 meters.
The 100kWh Z-Battery is able to charge from 10% to 80% within 30 minutes.
As part of ZEEKR’s commitment to create the best user experience for existing and future users, it will open ultrafast 360kW charging stations in 10 cities by the end of the year. There will also be third party charging stations available for users across 272 cities in China.