First units of the electric Zeekr 009 start rolling off the production line

The Zeekr 009 MPV is now in production at the Chinese facility.

After half a year, Geely-owned Chinese luxury brand Zeekr, founded in 2021, has announced that its all-electric Zeekr 009 MPV has started rolling off the production line at its Ningbo (Zhejiang, China) facility. It is the second electric vehicle from the brand, which already has the Zeekr 001 saloon.

What we know so far about the vehicle is that it is expected to be fitted with CATL’s innovative Qilin batteries, offering a range of more than 800 kilometres (702 km for the 116 kWh battery and 822 km for the large 140 kWh battery), under the CLTC cycle (homologation used in China). These batteries will also be fitted in the Zeekr 001, promising a range in excess of 1,000 km CLTC. In terms of power, the Zeekr 009 will integrate two electric motors offering all-wheel drive and a maximum power output of 400 kW.

This recent announcement of the first units coming off the production line has given us a new glimpse of the exterior design of the Zeekr 009, of which we had already seen some initial photos in July and August 2022.


The exterior appearance of the Zeekr 009 shows a classic, square and robust shape, combined with a modern touch. On the inside, there is a lot of digitalisation, even in the door controls.

Geely began marketing the Zeekr 009 MPV in China last November, offering two versions: ‘WE’ and ‘ME’. Deliveries are expected to start very soon, since as we reported, the first units have already been produced. Last December, the brand announced that it had exceeded its production target of 70,000 units by 2022, increasing production to 140,000 units per year from 2023.

The Zeekr brand is expected to arrive in Europe as early as 2023, as part of the expansion of its electric offensive, which derives from Geely’s strategy, which will also be making its European debut very soon, starting with the Geometry C electric SUV that aims to rival electric cars such as the Cupra Born, VW ID.3, Renault Megane e-Tech Electric, Nissan Leaf and MG4 Electric.

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