Polestar, electric performance car brand, has opened its first production facility. The company has also announced its World Manufacturing Identifier, which officiates the brand as a standalone car company.
The production facility, in Chengdu, China, is being regarded as a key milestone for the rapidly growing car company jointly owned by Volvo Car Group and Zhejiang Geely Holding. According to the company the facility will set a new industry benchmark in electric vehicle manufacture and will produce vehicles for both China and global export markets with first customer deliveries expected before the end of 2019.
The facility will produce the Polestar 1 – an exclusive, carbon fibre-bodied Electric Performance Hybrid. The car boasts 600 hp, 1,000 Nm of torque and range of 150 km. According to the company, Five hundred Polestar 1 cars are planned to be built per year in the facility, with a total of 1,500 planned over a three year production cycle. Construction of Polestar 1 in Chengdu will be followed by production of Polestar 2 in Luqiao, China, in early 2020.
The Polestar Production Centre aims to be one of the most technologically advanced, environmentally responsible car factories in China.
Source: Press Release