The Wanda Diamond League have announced electric vehicle manufacturer Zeekr as its new official mobility partner, in a move which brings athletics’ premier global series to the cutting edge of mobility and sustainability innovation. 

Zeekr will partner with both the Wanda Diamond League and four individual series meetings to provide transport and mobility solutions for athletes, officials and VIPs in Oslo, Stockholm, Monaco and Paris. Since it burst onto the scene three years ago, Zeekr has pushed the boundaries of what is possible in electric mobility, driven by the conviction that great things happen when you seek more. 

By joining forces with athletics’ premier one-day series, Zeekr will help the world’s best athletes to seek ever more success, ever more ambition and ever more progress on track and field’s biggest stage. Zeekr Europe CEO, Spiros Fotinos, said: “We are delighted that Zeekr is partnering with the premier track and field global series, where the best-of-the-best come to push boundaries and set new records.

“Many are yet to hear about Zeekr and our revolutionary products and so the huge reach and audiences that these events generate will bring Zeekr to the attention of more than ever before, in an environment which is a natural fit for us. We are thrilled by the potential of partnering with Zeekr as our sustainable mobility partner.

“This partnership will not only provide for vehicles to transport the world’s best athletes, officials and VIPs at our competitions, but will also help us to achieve our sustainability goals in the framework of the Athletics for a Better World Standard,” said Petr Stastny, Chair and CEO of Diamond League AG.

“Zeekr's drive for innovation matches our approach to track and field athletics on the highest possible level.” Zeekr is the global luxury electric mobility technology brand from Geely Holding Group and aims to create a fully integrated user ecosystem with innovation as standard.

The brand utilises the EV-focused Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) and includes its own e-powertrain technologies and a sustainable electric vehicle supply chain. Since Zeekr began delivering vehicles in October 2021, the brand has delivered over 240,000 vehicles to date including the Zeekr 001, Zeekr 001 FR, Zeekr 009 MPV, Zeekr 009 Grand, Zeekr X urban SUV, and Zeekr 007 sedan. Zeekr has announced plans to sell vehicles in European, Middle Eastern and other Asian markets, and has an ambitious roll-out plan over the next 5 years to satisfy the rapidly expanding global EV demand.

The Wanda Diamond League is the elite one-day meeting series in global athletics. It comprises 15 of the most prestigious events in global track and field. Athletes compete for points at the 14 series meetings in a bid to qualify for the two-day Wanda Diamond League Final in Brussels on 13th-14th September 2024.