China – The company is following a nine-month construction plan, with the aim of beginning tooling installation and pre-production testing halfway through next year. The facility will produce the brand’s first model, Polestar 1.
“Following the successful launch of the new Polestar brand in October, construction of the new Polestar Production Centre is the next step in turning our plans into reality,” commented Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar. “We are building a Production Centre that is a reflection of our brand: a facility that is modern, progressive, technically advanced and environmentally responsible.”
Polestar claims that its new plant will be “the most environmentally responsible car factory in China, and one of the most efficient in the world”. The company is targeting Gold status in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design ratings.
Polestar says that its first model will offer 150km of pure electric range, the longest of any hybrid car. The company plans to build a maximum of 500 units of the grand touring coupé per year.