In the first quarter, Zeekr delivered 15,234 units, up 84.86 percent year-on-year, but down 53.08 percent from the fourth quarter.
Zeekr's deliveries continued to rebound in March, although the first-quarter figure was down significantly from the fourth quarter.
Zeekr delivered 6,663 vehicles in March, up 271.20 percent from 1,795 in the same month last year and up 22.14 percent from 5,455 in February, according to data it released today.
In the first quarter, Zeekr delivered 15,234 vehicles, up 84.86 percent from 8,241 in the same period last year, but down 53.08 percent from 32,467 in the fourth quarter.
The decline in Zeekr's deliveries in the first quarter was primarily due to a 21-day production halt at its Ningbo, Zhejiang plant around the Chinese New Year holiday. The plant resumed production on February 1. January 21 to January 27 was this year's Chinese New Year holiday.
The shutdown resulted in Zeekr delivering only 3,116 vehicles in January, a new low since April 2022.
Zeekr was officially launched as an independent company in March 2021, with its first model, the Zeekr 001, launched on April 15, 2021, and deliveries beginning in October 2021.
On November 1, 2022, Zeekr's second model, the Zeekr 009 MPV, was launched, and its deliveries began on January 15.
As of March 31, Zeekr's cumulative deliveries since inception were 93,182.
Zeekr plans to see sales double from last year to 140,000 units in 2023 and will release two new models, its CEO said in an internal letter earlier this year.
The company's next model is expected to be the Zeekr X, which already made it onto a regulatory filing list in February.
Regulatory filing: Zeekr X to be offered in 4- and 5-seat versions