In March, the Chinese automotive group Geely announced its intention to compete with its new e-car brand Zeekr against the top dogs BYD, Li Auto, NIO, and Xpeng, but also against Tesla. The Hangzhou-based company unveiled its first model at the Shanghai auto show this week. It is scheduled to hit the market in September. The Zeekr 001 is being presented there as the “world’s first electrically powered shooting brake“, which is the name given to a very special body variant: a coupé with a hatchback, but whose tailgate is more reminiscent of a station wagon.
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