Polestar Models Begin Production in China
Polestar, Volvo's electric performance sub-brand, has begun producing customer models of the Polestar 1 plug-in hybrid coupe at its Chengdu facility, and has ramped up pre-production tooling trial prototypes for the all-electric Polestar 2 sedan at a factory in Luqiao, China. In line with the brand’s digital-first retail model, orders for Polestar 1 and reservations for Polestar 2 are being taken at Polestar.com. Prospective Polestar 2 buyers can reserve their place in the queue and guarantee 2020 delivery with a fully refundable deposit. The next phases of Polestar's production plan include building a vehicle development and quality assurance track on-site, to reduce the the amount of transport required for vehicle assessment. Polestar 3, a full-electric performance SUV, is slated to be the next vehicle in Polestar's lineup, likely in 2021.