Zeekr, which is part of Geely, has introduced an updated sports electric station wagon. The car was equipped with modern sensors for autonomous driving, and thanks to the new battery, the electric car will travel 1,000 km on a single charge. This was reported on October 7 by the Chinese Automobiles publication.
On the roof of the car, they noticed a Lidar sensor – an optical range finder. Such sensors are considered advanced and are gaining popularity among automotive companies in China. With the help of “lidar”, the autonomous driving system can more effectively recognize obstacles on the road.
Another model change is the new battery. The battery is a development of a completely new generation. Its peculiarity is that the battery can be charged from 10% to 80% in just ten minutes.
The manufacturer did not specify the battery capacity, but Zeekr promised that the updated model will be able to drive up to 1,000 km on a single charge.
The publication noted that the queue for a new electric car in China stretched for several months.
The Zeekr brand was founded in early 2021. In terms of size and layout, the electric car is similar to the Porsche Panamera. For the Chinese market, the Zeekr 001 is available in rear and all-wheel drive. The electric monodrive version develops a power of 272 hp. With. In the all-wheel drive version, the maximum power of the electric car was 544 hp. With. Such a car accelerates to 100 km / h in 3.8 seconds.
The price range for a car in China is 299-386 thousand yuan (approximately 2.5-3.3 million rubles.).
On October 6, the Omoda brand, which is part of the parent Chery, announced that it would officially introduce the C5 crossover on October 11. For the Russian market, Omoda C5 will be equipped with a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The power of the power unit will be 147 liters. With. A variator will work in conjunction with the motor. The list of standard equipment will include power side windows, tire pressure monitoring systems, and climate control.