aims to be one of the leading brands in the European EV market by 2030, an executive said.

Zeekr's vehicle deliveries continued to grow in April, putting cumulative deliveries over the 100,000-unit mark.

The premium electric vehicle (EV) maker, owned by , delivered 8,101 vehicles in April, up 279.08 percent from 2,137 in the same month last year and up 21.58 percent from 6,663 in March, according to data released today.

This is the third consecutive month-on-month increase in Zeekr's monthly deliveries and also the third consecutive year-on-year increase.

In January-April, Zeekr's deliveries were 23,335 units, up 124.85 percent from 10,378 units in the same period last year, according to data monitored by CnEVPost.

By the end of April, Zeekr's cumulative deliveries since its inception stood at 101,283 units. The company saw its 100,000th vehicle delivery milestone on April 25.

Zeekr is currently delivering the Zeekr 001 shooting brake as well as the Zeekr 09 MPV, for which the company does not release breakdown figures.

The average order value for the Zeekr 001 is RMB 336,000 ($48,610) and the Zeekr 009 is RMB 527,000, Zeekr said today.

The Zeekr 001 is currently offered in four versions with starting prices of RMB 300,000, RMB 300,000, RMB 349,000 and RMB 386,000. The Zeekr 009 is currently offered in two versions with starting prices of RMB 499,000 and RMB 588,000, respectively.

Zeekr was officially established as an independent company in March 2021, and its first model, the Zeekr 001, was launched on April 15, 2021, with 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.

On April 12, Zeekr launched its third model, the Zeekr X, which it hopes will become the benchmark for luxury compact cars.

Zeekr X has three versions, one starting at RMB 189,800 and the other two at RMB 209,800.

The Zeekr X is already taking reservations and deliveries will begin in June, with the model aiming to deliver 40,000 units this year.

On April 18, Zeekr unveiled its European strategy, which will be based on a direct-to-customer business model to deliver an EV experience to European customers.

Its first models in Europe are the Zeekr 001 and the Zeekr X, which will start arriving in Sweden and the Netherlands in the fourth quarter, with other countries to follow quickly.

Zeekr aims to be one of the leading brands in the European EV market by 2030, Spiros Fotinos, the company's vice president and CEO of European sales, said today, according to a press release.

($1 = RMB 6.9121)

Zeekr releases Europe strategy, 2 models to debut in Sweden and Netherlands in Q4