Geely Auto Group, the best selling automotive company in China for the last 4 years announces the launch of a new electric car brand called Zeekr. Currently, Geely Group sells cars under the brand names, Geely Auto, Lynk and Co., Proton, Lotus and Volvo Car Group which includes the brands Volvo Cars and Polestar. With this new car brand, the company will aim to take on the increasingly popular Tesla in the premium electric vehicle space.
Zeekr – The Next Big Thing In The Electric Vehicle Sector?
Using Geely’s new electric Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) platform, Zeekr will develop a range of electric vehicles to meet the increasing demand for electric vehicles in the global market. In fact, the upcoming electric vehicles from its sister companies Volvo, Polestar and Lynk and Co. will also use the same platform. The company confirmed that the deliveries of the first batch of Zeekr vehicles are due to begin in China at the end of this year. Zeekr plans to serve the growing global demand for premium electric vehicles by launching at least one electric vehicle in each of the coming five years. Firstly, the company will aim to target the Chinese market though it has plans to explore the global market especially in Europe and the US. The company’s main aim is to develop an EV ecosystem that will offer an innovative approach to sales, service and charging infrastructure.
The Electric Vehicle Scenario In India
Since the recent hike in the petrol price, a lot of Indian customers are exploring all the possible alternatives. With the current CoronaVirus pandemic very much prevalent in the country, citizens are reluctant to use public transport and thus, electric vehicles are the best option to beat the pandemic as well as the skyrocketing petrol prices. The two-wheeler and three-wheeler sector is witnessing a significant shift towards electric vehicles with a lot of companies like Ather Energy, Ola, Hero Electric, Mahindra and more, launching new products regularly. The four-wheeler segment is also shifting its focus away from pollution-causing fossil-fuel-powered motors as more car brands like Tata Motors, Mercedes, MG and likes, launch their innovative electric vehicles in the Indian market.