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The Zeekr 001 "Qilin Edition" will debut in 2023 with a mammoth 1,000-km range and 10-minute charging CATL

By Loz Blain
September 06, 2022

Geely's electric brand Zeekr has teamed up with Chinese battery giant CATL on an ultra-long-range version of its Zeekr 001 shooting brake, resulting in a production electric car capable of doing more than 1,000 km (621 miles) on a single charge.

The collaboration will be the first to use mass-produced versions of CATL's liquid-cooled, highly-integrated Qilin batteries, which offer a specific energy of 255 Wh/kg, as well as a "record-breaking volume utilization efficiency" of 72%. CATL claims the Qilin battery pack can deliver some 13% more power than Tesla's new 4680 batteries, given the same chemistry and pack size.

The company doesn't specify the capacity of the pack in terms of kilowatt-hours, but touts an impressive 10 minute fast charge from 10-80%, provided high-power charge stations are available, as well as the capability to warm itself up for a hot start within 5 minutes in cold temperatures.
A 1,000-km-plus range and a 10-minute fast charge time are pretty much about all most folks could wish for from an EV battery. Even cannonball racers need to stop for a pee every few hours. According to Zeekr, the 001 Qilin Edition will debut in Q2 2023, so there's still a chance somebody else could make the first thousand-kilometer production electric. But either way, it's an impressive thing to start seeing on spec lists.

Learn more about the Qilin battery pack in the video below, complete with some pretty wild drone shots of the extraordinary CATL factory.


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Think about a square hole what is the best way to fully fill it?






Tesla honeycomb space wasting on the round edges




CATL blade cell

Tesla rounded off peg in a big honeycomb square hole battery pack tray wastes a lot of space.




Flimsy pouch cells stacked up like pancakes, cylindrical batteries that waste storage space on corners , or proper fully solid state batteries won't it be a VHS v Betamax v Blue Ray recorder type battery battle. personally l won't buy an VHS or Betamax, EV's are very expensive will wait use a ICE until the Blue Ray arrives.




CATL fit more batteries into a square hole, with it's new Qilin batteries.



CATL Batteries are coming out with a 2 million mile service life that will kill off the ICE future sadly that's for sure, l absolutely love v8's, just a realest can see what is coming.

Zeekr 001 "Qilin Edition" slippery drag coefficient of 0.23Cd is good, is not the best out there at the moment.


Generation Greta will love them, stop doing their silly stupid ban the boring bland car protest marches.


Yes a nice smaller lighter more rounded off classic Chevy Apache EV or Ford FR100 EV smaller proper truck that the US farmers use to get by with in the past would be great would buy today if offered, would buy it instantly much better than the current crop of giant aerodynamic bricks, put some good old fashioned character Cd back in kick the Chinese into touch LOL.
 
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