The first 009 production vehicle rolled off the production line at Zeekr's Ningbo plant on January 8, and its delivery will begin shortly.

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's electric vehicle unit, Zeekr, saw the first production vehicle roll off the line of its second model, the Zeekr 009, which was officially launched in early November.

The first Zeekr 009 production vehicle rolled off the production line at Zeekr's plant in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, on January 8, and its delivery will officially begin shortly, the company announced today.

Zeekr officially launched the Zeekr 009 in China on November 1, and is currently offering two versions, the WE version and the ME version, with starting prices of RMB 499,000 ($73,600) and RMB 588,000, respectively.

The model comes standard with a dual-motor system with 400 kW of peak power and 686 Nm of peak torque, and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds.

Both versions are equipped with ternary lithium batteries, with battery pack capacities of 116 kWh and 140 kWh, and CLTC ranges of 702 km and 822 km, respectively.

Zeekr 009 is the world's first all-electric MPV with a range of more than 700 km, and its range performance surpasses 99 percent of currently available internal combustion engine vehicles, Zeekr CEO An Conghui said while launching the model.

CALT and Zeekr had previously said that the Zeekr 009 would be the first vehicle in the world to be powered by the battery giant's Qilin Battery. However, only the ME version of the model, which starts at RMB 588,000, is equipped with the battery.

Like the Zeekr 001, the Zeekr 009 continues to use Mobileye's assisted driving solution.

The model's assisted driving system comes standard with two 7nm process-based Mobileye EyeQ5H chips, seven 8-megapixel HD cameras, four 2-megapixel surround view cameras, one ultra-long-range millimeter-wave radar, and 12 short-range ultrasonic radars.

With the solution, Zeekr 009 has the pilot-assisted driving capability, which can realize functions including autonomous on and off highway ramps and active cruise.

Zeekr was founded in March 2021. On April 15, 2021, Zeekr's first model, the Zeekr 001, was announced, with deliveries beginning in October 2021.

On January 1, Zeekr officially launched the 2023 Zeekr 001, with the same exterior but bringing many detail updates and making 's Qilin Battery available as an option.

Zeekr offers a 140-kWh Qilin Battery option for the single-motor WE version with a 100 kWh battery pack, allowing for a CLTC range of 1,032 km.

The Zeekr 001's Qilin Battery option is limited to only 1,000 units and will cost consumers an additional RMB 103,000.

Zeekr delivered a record 11,337 vehicles in December, bringing 2022 deliveries to 71,941 vehicles, meeting its goal of 70,000 vehicles for the year.

Last week, An said during the CES 2023 annual technology conference in Las Vegas that Zeekr aims to double its sales in 2023 to about 140,000 vehicles per year.