In Luqiao, China Polestar has kicked-off series production of the Polestar 2 BEV. The Volvo subsidiary’s all-electric car is to be launched on the European market first, with deliveries planned to start summer 2020 before coming to the US and China.
The fully electric hatchback sedan Polestar 2 is also the first model from the new Luqiao plant. The PHEV coupe Polestar 1 will be manufactured in Chengdu, China. As soon as production of the coupé, which will cost at least 155,000 euros, is discontinued there, the Polestar 3 will be built there as an SUV-like electric car – by the end of 2022 at the latest.
The start of production of the Polestar 2 in Luqiao is naturally overshadowed by Covid-19 these days: “The world is facing enormous upheaval in the face of the coronavirus pandemic,” says Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar. “We start production now under these challenging circumstances, with a strong focus on the health and safety of our people”. The start of production is “the result of huge efforts from the staff in the factory and the team securing the supply chain,” the executive added.