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2020 Polestar 1

Polestar, Volvo Car Group's overall performance emblem, has discovered its destiny as a brand new standalone electric powered overall performance emblem. Polestar has showed the organisation's first 3 models, a brand new purpose-constructed manufacturing facility in China and a brand new, client-focussed direction to marketplace with all-inclusive subscription-primarily based totally offerings on the way to set a brand new enterprise benchmark for overall performance automobile buyers.

The organisation's first automobile, Polestar 1, will begin manufacturing in mid-2019. As an Electric Performance Hybrid, the automobile can tour as much as 150km on natural electric powered electricity by myself - the longest complete electric powered variety of any hybrid automobile at the marketplace. In aggregate with its 4-cylinder Volvo Drive-E engine, the Polestar 1 can provide 600hp and 1,000Nm of torque, putting the automobile firmly in the overall performance automobile segment.

Polestar will act as a era spearhead for the Volvo Car Group, bringing new era and overall performance attributes to marketplace. At the equal time, Polestar will gain from technological and engineering synergies inside Volvo Cars and widespread economies of scale as a result. These synergies will permit Polestar to boost up the layout, improvement and constructing of its electrified overall performance vehicles.

Thomas Ingenlath, Chief Executive Officer of Polestar stated; "Polestar 1 is the primary automobile to hold the Polestar at the bonnet. A lovely GT with super era packed into it - a wonderful begin for our new Polestar emblem. All destiny vehicles from Polestar will function a totally electric powered drivetrain, handing over on our emblem imaginative and prescient of being the brand new standalone electric powered overall performance emblem".

Pure, Progressive, Performance - a portfolio of Polestar version

The first automobile from Polestar, named Polestar 1, will shape a halo for the destiny Polestar emblem. The Polestar 1 is a -door, 2+2 seater Grand Tourer Coupé with an 'Electric Performance Hybrid' drivetrain. A most of 500 vehicles in line with 12 months might be constructed. All vehicles might be presented on a subscription basis, with clients benefitting from the ease of a single, all-inclusive charge that may be crowned up with the aid of using extra on-call for offerings if required.

Showcasing Polestar's era spearhead function, the Polestar 1 is primarily based totally upon Volvo's Scalable Platform Architecture (SPA) however about 50% is new and bespoke, created with the aid of using Polestar's engineers. Polestar 1 measures 4.5m in period in comparison with the 5.15m of the S90. This concerned putting off 320mm from the wheelbase and some other 200mm withinside the rear to create the automobile's effective, sporty proportions.

A in addition instance of the era spearhead function is an all-new double electric powered motor device riding each rear wheels, related collectively with the aid of using planetary gears. Producing 218hp, plus the guide of an Integrated Starter Generator, the Polestar 1 in Pure mode, is a rear wheel pressure Electric overall performance automobile with as much as 150km of variety. This distance guarantees that many clients will most effective ever use the automobile in complete electric powered mode.

For the ones wanting improved variety, or looking to take advantage of the total overall performance attributes of the Polestar 1, the double electric powered rear cars integrate with a Volvo Drive-E -litre 4-cylinder petrol engine, powering the the front wheels. In Power mode, the Polestar 1 can provide a complete of 600hp and 1,000Nm of torque.

Thomas Ingenlath, Chief Executive Officer of Polestar, persevered; "The Polestar 1 is a Performance Electric Hybrid, however with the longest natural electric powered variety of any hybrid automobile withinside the world, we don't forget it an electric powered automobile with guide from an inner combustion engine. All destiny vehicles from Polestar might be Electric Performance Vehicles however the Polestar 1 bridges cutting-edge era with the destiny, providing the right drivetrain for a Grand Touring Coupé that is in all likelihood for use over longer distances in addition to shorter, faster, exciting journeys".

When the motive force enters the primary nook of their Polestar 1, the automobile in addition differentiates itself from its electric powered automobile competitors. This is what Polestar defines as Progressive Performance. Polestar's revel in of becoming Öhlins suspension to all its preceding overall performance avenue vehicles has been harnessed, with Polestar 1 equipped with a present day chassis, along with the all-new Öhlins Continuously Controlled Electronic Suspension (CESi) - the world's first automobile to be equipped with this superior chassis era.

Each Öhlins surprise absorber is equipped with a brand new digital valve, established for the primary time on any avenue automobile along side Öhlins surprise absorbers. The valve continuously video display units the motive force inputs and avenue floor conditions, reacting in milliseconds, to right now alternate the experience traits to the winning demands. For the primary time on an Öhlins suspension, the motive force also can make adjustments to the suspension settings in the automobile, continuously capable of tailor the chassis damping and experience first-rate to their personal necessities.

Complementing the suspension era is a effective braking device to offer the motive force with overall self assurance in all riding situations. Manufactured with the aid of using Akebono, the 6-piston brake callipers and 400-millimetre discs offer most preventing capability. Weight distribution of 48F:52R additionally guarantees the automobile can provide class-main handling.

The Polestar 1 additionally brings different new technology to the marketplace for the Group. Thanks to the double electric powered rear axle's planetary gears, torque vectoring capabilities for the primary time, isolating the electricity from every of the electrical rear cars to pressure the automobile thru corners, instead of conference traction manage structures that brake the internal rear wheel, slowing the automobile in bends.

As some other first for the Group, the important frame elements of the Polestar 1 are crafted from carbon fibre. This light-weight material, greater typically discovered in supercars, offers the automobile 3 widespread advantages. Firstly a great frame weight loss of 230kg with the aid of using constructing in lighter Carbon Fibre. Secondly, an boom in torsional stiffness of 45%, from 22Nmm-2 to 32Nmm-2. And additionally, a decrease centre of gravity. Reducing the load of the top frame panels with the aid of using the use of light-weight Carbon Fibre lowers the centre of gravity for the Polestar 1 and outcomes in higher handling, overall performance and drivability on an open and flowing avenue.

"Most electric powered vehicles are fast - that is a made from the attributes of an electric powered motor. However, for Polestar, overall performance is some distance greater holistic than simply straight-line speed. It's approximately acceleration, of course, however it is also approximately cornering, braking, suspension manage, chassis comments and steerage feel. This is what Polestar calls Progressive Performance," stated Thomas Ingenlath.

Polestar 2 and Polestar three to follow

All destiny Polestar vehicles will function a totally electric powered powertrain. Polestar 2 will begin manufacturing later in 2019 and might be the primary battery electric powered automobile (BEV) from the Volvo Car Group. Polestar 2 might be a mid-sized absolutely-electric powered automobile on the way to be part of the opposition across the Tesla Model three. Polestar 2 is presently withinside the engineering segment and could begin manufacturing earlier than the quit of 2019, handing over better volumes than Polestar 1.

Polestar three is withinside the completing ranges of layout and might be a bigger SUV-fashion BEV, developing a cutting-edge expression of electrical overall performance and riding dynamics, and sitting among Polestar 1 and Polestar 2 in phrases of quantity and pricing.

"Being a part of the Volvo Car Group permits Polestar to layout, broaden and engineer our vehicles the use of the tactics of a well-installed automobile organisation however on the equal time, permits us to test with new era in decrease quantity vehicles out of doors the mainstream segments. This tempo of improvement way as we announce the destiny of the organisation, we also can already verify that a portfolio of 3 Polestar vehicles might be on sale in the subsequent 4 12 months timescale," persevered Thomas Ingenlath.

A modern-day method for cutting-edge overall performance clients

Polestar brings a sparkling method to taking cars to marketplace, putting off all of the problem and permitting the client to awareness on what is important: the riding revel in.

At the coronary heart of the Polestar client provide is a month-to-month subscription charge. This all-inclusive, no deposit, flat month-to-month charge guarantees that the client want by no means difficulty themselves with the inconvenience or price of depreciation, coverage and renovation and all Polestars might be presented in this basis.

The subscription additionally consists of choose-up and transport servicing wherein Polestar contacts the client to set up a handy time for scheduled renovation. It may also includes some of automobile apartment days and get entry to to a variety of concierge offerings.

Polestar additionally recognises that its clients cannot constantly plan their destiny motoring necessities. For this reason, Polestar on-call for offerings are available. Simply ordered on-line or thru a Polestar app and brought to the only month-to-month invoice, in addition lowering the "problem" historically related to automobile utilization.

As an instance, a client wishes the short-time period use of a roof container for a drawing close snowboarding holiday. At a time and place precise with the aid of using the proprietor, Polestar will supply, in shape and ultimately do away with the roof container, simply including a small incremental utilization fee to their month-to-month invoice.

Polestar gives prolonged concierge offerings, tailor-made to the necessities of the maximum traumatic clients. Included is offerings together with the prolonged use of a bigger Volvo automobile regionally and across the world for while the motive force wishes extra load capability throughout lengthy own circle of relatives holidays, for instance. Other capabilities consist of the capacity to ee-e book a automobile wash and valet at a time and place handy to the client.

Polestar's personal Phone-as-Key era is the principle enabler of its concierge offerings. Using an easy-to-use app on Apple or Android devices, the motive force can benefit get entry to to the automobile with out the use of a key if required. More importantly, the app permits the proprietor to clearly byskip a key to a third-celebration concierge or driving force to facilitate the gathering of the automobile to re-fee it, provider it and greater, with out the proprietor ever leaving their domestic or office.

The subscription might be for a set time period of or 3 years. At the quit of the contract, the client certainly returns the automobile, or Polestar collects it and can provide their subsequent Polestar revel in. Polestar will then refurbish the automobile and put together it for a secondary subscription as a first-rate pre-owned Polestar automobile.

"Our imaginative and prescient is that the Polestar subscription version and offerings that we can provide will outline the Polestar emblem as tons as our vehicles will. Services that exceed the wishes, goals and expectancies of the top rate overall performance automobile client are on the coronary heart of Polestar, putting off the inconvenience of possession and permitting clients to merely focus on the satisfaction of riding a Polestar automobile," stated Jonathan Goodman, Chief Operating Officer of Polestar.

Access Polestar wherever, on every occasion and however

Polestar makes the complete person revel in as handy and convenient as feasible, catering to the client's preferred desire of interplay channel (virtual or physical).

All capabilities, from take a look at drives, subscription gives and on call for offerings are ordered on-line. The client by no means wishes to go to a Polestar surroundings in the event that they do not need to.

Polestar additionally recognises that as a brand new entrant into the electrified car segment, clients nonetheless need to bodily have interaction with the emblem.

The virtual method will consequently be complemented with the aid of using the introduction of a community of stand-by myself retail Spaces across the world. These Spaces might be staffed with the aid of using Product specialists who can help in demonstrating and explaining the Polestar automobile's content material and sporting out take a look at drives ought to the client desire to do so. Polestar centers will now no longer be placed inside an current Volvo store showroom.

The goal date for the outlet of the primary Polestar Space is Q1-2019, accompanied with the aid of using a ramp up as volumes grow.

Polestar's clients can have the self assurance of understanding all aftersales servicing paintings might be accomplished with the aid of using decided on Volvo retailers, giving the Polestar client the peace of thoughts that their automobile might be taken care of with the aid of using a totally educated and expert community, however with out the want for the client to ever go to the Volvo store way to choose up and transport servicing.

The order books for the brand new Polestar 1 open on 17 October 2017, with Polestar capable of take expressions of hobby from potential clients right now.

Polestar Production Centre

Polestar vehicles might be constructed in China. To facilitate this, Volvo Cars has shaped a joint mission with corporations inside its determine organisation, Zhejiang Geely Holding. This JV is capitalised with 5B RMB (640M Euro) of fairness to guide Polestar's improvement. Polestar stays a subsidiary of Volvo Car Group and might be absolutely consolidated into Volvo Car Group.

The new Polestar 1 might be constructed in a present day, purpose-constructed Polestar Production Centre in Chengdu, China. Currently below creation and due for final touch in mid-2018, the brand new Polestar Production Centre has been cautiously created collectively with worldwide award-triumphing architects, Snöhetta from Norway.

The new Polestar Production Centre may also residence one of the first Polestar Spaces, with a client take a look at tune built in the campus to permit capacity clients to assess the automobile to extremes now no longer feasible on public roads.

When complete, the brand new Polestar Production Centre might be the maximum environmentally-accountable automobile manufacturing unit in China, and one of the maximum green withinside the world, with a goal of Gold reputation withinside the globally-known LEED ratings (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).

"Our new Polestar Production Centre isn't anyt any regular automobile manufacturing unit," stated Jonathan Goodman, Chief Operating Officer of Polestar. "It is designed for the low quantity manufacturing of Polestar 1 however is likewise being designed to cater for the bigger volumes of the destiny. The Production Centre has additionally been designed to behave as a robust illustration of our emblem in addition to a present day manufacturing facility".