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Polestar has opened their factory in Chengdu, China to begin production of the Polestar 1.  The factory was designed to achieve a Gold status LEED certification.

The Polestar 1 is a luxury hybrid coupe that boasts over 600 horsepower and 1,000 nm (738 lb-ft) of torque and an electric only range of 93 miles. It is a limited production run of 500 vehicles per year and most of the early allocations are sold out. 

One other announcement came with the factory press release.  Polestar has filed for and received their World Manufacturing Identifier, basically their character in the VIN that identifies them.  This means that Polestar manufactured vehicles will not have a Volvo VIN but a Polestar VIN instead.  Polestar will still apply their performance technology know-how to higher performance Volvos. 


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Very cool, I am interested in reading what reviewers think once they get their hands on a production unit.

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Not surprised to see another piece on another hyper-expensive (partial) electric car where price is seemingly of no concern.

$155,000.

It won’t ‘sell’.

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2 minutes ago, balthazar said:

Not surprised to see another piece on another hyper-expensive (partial) electric car where price is seemingly of no concern.

$155,000.

It won’t ‘sell’.

Supposedly the first year 1000 units are sold out, you have to wait till late 2020 to get one as a 2021 model.

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9 hours ago, balthazar said:

Not surprised to see another piece on another hyper-expensive (partial) electric car where price is seemingly of no concern.

$155,000.

It won’t ‘sell’.

This is just the first car for them.  The Polestar 2 will overlap the Model 3/S in price range.  It's also a limited run vehicle, so "won't sell" is a red herring. 

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It certainly wouldnt work as an unlimited volume vehicle, so dubbing it ‘limited’ shields it from that. The bottom 30 BEVs are also, by default; ‘limited production’. 😉

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