Polestar 2
10:00 PM | April 24 2020

Polestar 2: production of electric performance fastback begins

With a strong focus on the safety and wellbeing of its workforce, performance brand Polestar has started production of its first global electric model.
Production of the Polestar 2 electric performance fastback has officially begun in Luqiao, China.
 
For initial delivery into Europe, followed by China and North America, the new Polestar 2 is the first electric vehicle to be produced by the facility.
 
“The world is facing enormous upheaval in the face of the coronavirus pandemic,” says Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath. “We start production now under these challenging circumstances, with a strong focus on the health and safety of our people.
 
“This is a great achievement and the result of huge efforts from the staff in the factory and the team securing the supply chain. I have a huge amount of respect for the entire team – thanks to them!”
 
Owned by Zhejiang Geely Holding and operated by Volvo Cars, the Luqiao plant is an example of how Polestar leverages the expertise of its parent companies.

Polestar 2 production

“Being able to produce in Luqiao means we are able to bring Polestar 2 to market with high build and quality standards right from the beginning,” says Ingenlath.
 
Revealed in early 2019, Polestar 2 is available in 10 global markets contained in Europe, China and North America. Initially available to reserve with a refundable deposit, final order books in each launch market are now being opened sequentially. The vehicle has yet to be confirmed for Australia.
 
The fully electric performance fastback is available for the first year of production with 300kW and 660Nm, all-wheel drive and a 78kWh battery pack that enables a range of 470km (WLTP fuel cycle).
 
Polestar 2 is also the world’s first car to feature a built-in infotainment system powered by Android, featuring Google Assistant, Google Maps and the Google Play Store.
 
Deliveries to customers are due to begin in the summer of 2020 on a market-by-market basis, starting in Europe and followed by China and North America.




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