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CATL and ZEEKR jointly announces ZEEKR, Qilin-batteries powered electric car brand

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CATL and ZEEKR have jointly announced ZEEKR as the first car brand powered by mass-produced Qilin batteries.

ZEEKR 009 will be the world's first car with Qilin inside, and ZEEKR 001 will be the world's first model equipped with 1,000-kilometer-range Qilin batteries. The two companies have reached a five-year strategic partnership, and based on in-depth cooperation, they agreed to strengthen the interaction of supply and demand to promote the technological advancement of the new energy industry.

Qilin batteries are based on CATL's third-generation CTP technology. With an unprecedented volume utilization efficiency of 72% and an energy density of up to 255Wh/kg, it achieves the highest level of system integration in the world to date, capable of offering a range of more than 1,000 kilometres. Also, by adopting innovative large-area cell cooling technology, Qilin supports 5-minute hot boot and 10-minute fast charging. With the same chemistry and pack size, it can deliver 13 percent more power than the 4680 battery, achieving a comprehensive improvement in range, fast charging, safety, lifespan, efficiency, and low-temperature performance.

Taking into account the market demand and user experience, Qilin batteries will be able to fully realize their energy efficiency with the support of the leading open Sustainable Experience Architecture (SAE), providing a perfect pure electric driving solution. Models with Qilin inside will free customers from worrying about the range, charging, and safety of electric vehicle batteries, allowing them to enjoy a comfortable driving experience.

"ZEEKR 009 with Qilin inside will be delivered to our customers in the first quarter of 2023, and the ZEEKR 001 Qilin edition will launch in the second quarter of 2023. With the support of the world's leading SEA and cutting-edge Qilin batteries, we will be able to offer absolute driving pleasure for our customers," said An Conghui, CEO of ZEEKR.

"Upholding the principle of providing solutions with joint efforts, we are dedicated to enabling automakers to build global high-end auto brands with leading EV battery technologies and solutions, thereby promoting the global transition to electric mobility," said Dr. Robin Zeng , founder, and president of CATL. 

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