Will ZEEKR OS 5.0 be a New Start for ZEEKR's Smart Features?

Last Wednesday, Jiang Jun, Vice President of ZEEKR, shared on his Weibo account about the internal testing experience of ZEEKR OS 5.0. It is understood that this version is in the final stages of testing and is expected to fully initiate OTA distribution on September 1.

Waiting to see if this OTA will mark a brand new starting point for ZEEKR ‘s intelligence, we’ll catch up in the comments section. My colleague @James will also be explaining in depth in video form soon. This article merely showcases an objective viewpoint on the impressive newcomer – ZEEKR Intelligence.

Stepping Stones

In March 2021, Geely Auto and its parent company, Geely Holding Group, jointly invested RMB 2 billion to establish ZEEKR Intelligent Technology. In the same year in April, the “ZEEKR” brand was officially launched abroad, with the pre-sale of its first mass-produced pure electric vehicle, ZEEKR 001, positioning itself as a ‘luxury hunting-equipped sports sedan’.

In October 2021, the ZEEKR 001 began delivery. In a span of 18 months, delivery volume had officially surpassed 100,000 units. Along with the delivery was the layout of the energy replenishing system. As of July this year, ZEEKR Energy had built 756 of its own stations, 322 ZEEKR charging stations went online, and home charging deliveries exceeded 50,000 units.

In less than two years, ZEEKR has seemingly taken on the responsibility of breaking new ground in the new energy market for Geely.

We Know You’re Excited, But Hold On

Before we build up hopes about the scenario response capabilities and safety defence performance of ZEEKR’s NZP, let’s first take a look at its OTA history and evolutionary efficiency.

From the major version rhythm shown in the above chart, it’s clear that from the initiation of delivery, to the advent of ZEEKR AD, and then to the arrival of NZP, the pace of ZEEKR’s smartization clearly lags behind that of other car-making groups. Does the eagerly anticipated ZEEKR OS 5.0 live up to the expectations of Geely officials?

Well, let’s wait and see.

This article is a translation by ChatGPT of a Chinese report from 42HOW. If you have any questions about it, please email bd@42how.com.