The high-performance version of the 001 will have a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of less than 3 seconds, according to local media.

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's premium electric vehicle brand Zeekr could launch a high-performance version of its only current model, the Zeekr 001, at the end of this year, surpassing the current dual-motor models in power, local auto media Xchuxing reported today.

Zeekr currently offers three versions of the Zeekr 001, including a single-motor version with a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 6.9 seconds and two dual-motor versions with a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 3.8 seconds.

The high-performance version of the Zeekr 001 to be launched by Zeekr will move up a level in power specifications, with a 0-100 km/h acceleration time likely below 3 seconds, Xchuxing's report said, without providing more information.

In March 2021, Zeekr was officially launched as an independent company. On April 15, the Zeekr 001 was unveiled.

The first production vehicle of the Zeekr 001 rolled off the production line on October 19, 2021, and 199 units of the model were delivered that month. The 2021 full-year deliveries of the Zeekr 001 were 6,007 units.

Zeekr delivered 2,916 Zeekr 001s in February, for a cumulative total of 12,453 deliveries since deliveries began in October of last year.

Earlier today, Zeekr announced that it will push the latest Zeekr OS 2.0 update to all customers in batches starting today, the company's first major system upgrade.

Zeekr OS 2.0 will bring a number of features including lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, front cross traffic alert, face recognition and fatigue detection optimization.

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