Zeekr has unveiled a lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery known as the Golden Brick, which the model launched throughout the Zeekr Energy Day occasion. This battery has a claimed peak charging energy of 500 kW, which permits a 10-80% state of cost to be achieved in a claimed quarter-hour.
The ‘Golden Brick’ LFP battery is claimed to be ‘tremendous protected’, stories Automobile Information China, because it has held as much as excessive checks together with publicity to excessive chilly of -45 levels Celsius for eight hours, publicity to warmth of 1,000 levels Celsius, and nonetheless functioning as soon as it was put in again right into a automobile, based on Zeekr.
The model claims it’s the first mass-produced LFP battery with a quantity utilisation of over 80% (at 83.7%) because of an optimised sandwich construction, ultra-thin separators and an built-in tray design, and the Zeekr 007 would be the first manufacturing automobile to be bought with the battery when it goes to market on December 27, Automobile Information China reported.
The principle sections of the ‘Golden Brick’ LFP battery is roofed in high-voltage-resistant insulation movie with a golden look, therefore its identify, and which elevated resistance by 27%. The battery pack can also be waterproof, with an ingress safety score of IPX8.
Along with demonstrating the battery’s resistance to excessive temperatures, Zeekr has additionally proven the ‘Golden Brick’ battery to be subjected to to immersion underneath water for 48 hours, in addition to being dragged by mud for a distance of three km. Following these checks, the battery was reinstalled right into a automobile, and was discovered to nonetheless perform correctly.
Zeekr additionally subjected the battery to crush and impression testing, having pushed a 22-tonne curler over the battery in addition to dropping the battery, which weighs 710 kg, from a crane at a peak of 10 metres, with not ensuing smoke, fireplace or explosion.
Earlier this week, Automobile Information China cited China’s ministry of business and data expertise as stating that the Zeekr 007 can be supplied with both a 75.6 kWh LFP battery, or a 100 kWh ternary NMC battery.
Relying on specification, the Zeekr 007 can be able to between 688 km and 870 km of battery vary, with the single-motor (415 PS RWD) powertrain paired with both battery (688 km vary with the LFP battery and 870 km with the ternary NMC battery), whereas the dual-motor (636 PS AWD) will supply as much as 770 km of vary, based on the report from earlier this week.
The Zeekr 007 is an EV sedan constructed on the PMA2+ platform that helps an 800-volt electrical structure, from Geely’s SEA structure, and measures 4,865 mm lengthy, 1,900 mm large and 1,450 mm tall with a wheelbase of two,928 mm.
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