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Zeekr 001 - The most popular electric car in Russia will become much cheaper

Russia (, - China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has announced new entry-level models of the Zeekr 001 electric hatchback, available in single-motor and dual-motor configurations. Prices will start at $35,000, with models available in the first quarter of this year. The current model ranges from $43,500 to $55,900.

Compared to the current model, the overall appearance of the new Zeekr 001 has not changed dramatically. The front still uses the distinctive headlights. The high and low beam groups are connected by a bright black decorative panel in the middle.

Additionally, the new Zeekr 001 will have advanced driving assistance system. An additional lidar is added to the roof, and the rear is equipped with a camera coupled with ultra-long-range lidars and two Orin X chips.

The new Zeekr 001 is 7 mm longer than the current model, it has dimensions of 4977 x 1999 x 1545 mm and a wheelbase of 3005 mm. Buyers will be offered three types of tires: 255/55R19, 255/45R21 or 265/40R22. Other features include hidden door handles and a new two-tone exterior.

The powertrain is also expected to get a major upgrade, including an 800V high-voltage architecture, the same as the Zeekr 001 FR. The single-motor version will be equipped with a 310 kW electric motor and a triple lithium battery. The maximum speed will be 240 km/h. The twin-engine version will be equipped with front and rear electric motors with maximum outputs of 270 kW and 310 kW respectively. Both battery packs are supplied by CATL-Geely, an electric vehicle battery manufacturing and servicing platform jointly founded by CATL and Zeekr. The car's Zeekr OS operating system will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8295 chip.

Let us remind you that Zeekr 001 became the most popular electric car in Russia last year.

Zeekr 001 - The most popular electric car in Russia will become much cheaper