's factory resumed production on February 1 after a 21-day shutdown, the company said.

Zeekr's deliveries plummeted in January as it used the Chinese New Year holiday to shut down production lines for an upgrade.

The Geely-owned electric vehicle company delivered 3,116 units in January, down 11.73 percent from 3,530 units a year earlier and down 72.51 percent from 11,337 units in December, according to data released today.

Zeekr's sharp drop in January deliveries was due to a shutdown of its plant just before the Chinese New Year holiday to upgrade and prepare for the production of new models.

The plant officially resumed production on February 1 after a 21-day shutdown, Zeekr said. January 21 to January 27 was the Chinese New Year holiday that had just passed.

Since its inception, Zeekr's cumulative deliveries stand at 81,064 units, it said.

Zeekr was officially established as a separate company in March 2021, with the Zeekr 001 unveiled on April 15, 2021, and deliveries beginning in October 2021.

(Image credit: Zeekr)

Zeekr's second model, the Zeekr 009 MPV, was launched on November 1, 2022, and deliveries began in January.

As of the end of January, average order amount for the Zeekr 001 was RMB 336,000 ($49,800) and RMB 527,000 for the Zeekr 009, the company said today.

The company's first task in 2023 is to double deliveries to 140,000 units, Zeekr CEO Andy An said in a January 27 internal letter.

To reach that goal, Zeekr is preparing to launch two new models this year.

Today, Zeekr teased the third model in a poster posted on Weibo as well as a video with the goal of making it a classic similar to the Model 3.

Both the Zeekr 001 and Zeekr 009 are produced at the company's plant in Ningbo, Zhejiang. But instead of Ningbo, Zeekr's third model will be built at one of Geely's plants in Chengdu, Sichuan province, a source familiar with the matter told CnEVPost.

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