Polestar launched the sedan 2 two-and-a-half years ago, and production numbers have already hit 100 000 units. Sales of the BEV are successfully gaining traction worldwide. The celebratory model carried the same spec as the first unit Polestar assembled and is destined for an Irish customer.
Polestar builds the 2 solely in its Chinese factory in Luqaio. Despite the country undergoing strict lockdown measures, the carmaker safeguarded its production output. Symbolically, Ireland is a relatively new market for the Chinese carmaker, which is present in 27 countries worldwide.
CEO of Polestar, Thomas Ingenlath, commented: “This is an amazing achievement, especially given we launched the Polestar 2 during the pandemic. Thank you to the team and all our customers who have joined us on this exciting journey.”
The Polestar 2 is available in several versions, from long-range to performance, while customers are left with a choice between front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive.
As part of the Volvo and Geely groups, the car shares its underpinnings and technology with the XC40 Recharge to meet economies of scale. According to the brand, the carbon footprint of the 2 is half the size of a conventional combustion-engined car when charged with green electricity.
Sustainability is key
Sales in Europe suffered a dip, with Polestar only registering 918 units of the 2 in July and 963 units in August. However, since the last available month for data, September, the brand has bent the downward curb and delivered 2 604 units, the best month after April 2022 (2 634). The 2 is the fifth best-selling premium BEV in its class, ahead of the BMW i4.
Currently, the 2 is Polestar’s only BEV model. But it will be joined by the crossover 3 as of next year. This new model shares its architecture and technology with its EX90 sibling at Volvo.
The 3 embodies the first model designed and developed as a Polestar from the ground up without visual reminiscences to Volvo. Sustainability is one of the key values of the 3.