The soon-to-be-released Zeekr 009 will be the first in the world to be powered by a Qilin battery.
The only Zeekr model currently on sale, the Zeekr 001 hatchback coupe, will use an ultra-long-range version of the Qilin battery and will be the world's first production model to be equipped with a Qilin battery with a range of 1,000 km.
The two parties have signed a five-year strategic partnership agreement, CATL reports, without disclosing any further information about the Zeekr models.
In addition, Zeekr said that the Qilin battery version of the Zeekr 009 is expected to start shipping in the first quarter of 2023, while the battery-powered Zeekr 001 will be launched in the second quarter of 2023.
Zeekr was officially launched as an independent company in March 2021 and its first model, the Zeekr 001, was announced on April 15th. The four models are currently available with prices ranging from 299,000 yuan ($43,500) to 386,000 yuan. Since deliveries began last October, Zeekr has delivered a total of 30,039 Zeekr 001 vehicles, including 5,022 in July.