Zeekr delivers first European BEV
The Geely-owned Chinese brand has handed over its first vehicle
China’s Zeekr has officially delivered a Zeekr 001 to its first European customer. The delivery ceremony took place at the firm’s service and delivery centre in Zeist, just east of Utrecht in the Netherlands.
Zeekr Europe’s leadership team, including CEO Spiros Fotinos, CCO Lothar Schupet and Netherlands and country manager Marc Bras all attended.
The Zeekr 001 e-shooting brake and Zeekr X compact e-SUV are currently available in Sweden and the Netherlands. Swedish pricing, including VAT, starts at SEK677,000 ($64,500) for the former and SEK550,000 for the latter.
It opened a first European showroom in Stockholm in mid-November. The next is due to open in Amsterdam in December. More will follow from 2024, starting in Germany, to “support Zeekr’s ambition to expand its presence to most countries in Western Europe by 2026”.
It hopes to also deliver to first Swedish customers before the end of the year, and to German buyers early in 2024.
Zeekr’s main European base, where it has an R&D and a global design centre is Gothenburg, which is also home to Swedish marques Volvo Cars and Polestar, in which its parent Geely owns substantial stakes. Geely also boasts Lynk & Co, which has established a small European footprint, and UK brands Lotus and the London Electric Vehicle Company within its portfolio, as well as Geometry, Farizon Auto, Radar Auto and Cao Cao Mobility.