Polestar, after breaking away from Volvo, has begun construction of its new headquarters in Torslanda, Sweden, the same compound as Volvo Cars head office and factory.
The new Polestar head office building spans 3,800 square meters and consists of three levels. The new site can accommodate up to 200 employees, up from the current 110 Polestar employees. Construction is expected to be completed in September 2018.
CEO of Polestar, Thomas Ingenlath said: “The new Polestar headquarters will be the heart and home of our growing team. It is an architectural translation of what our brand stands for – it is pure and uncompromised.”
“Moving to the Volvo Cars’ campus in Torslanda, in close proximity to our parent company, is also a key part of our close cooperation with them.” he added.
Earlier on, Polestar has confirmed that its production facility will be located in Chengdu, China, next to the same facility where Volvo manufactures their 60-series modes. Volvo Cars and its owner, Geely Holdings will jointly invest RMB 5 billion (RM3.2 billion) into Polestar to support its product, brand and industrial development.
The recently unveiled Polestar 1 will go into production once the Chengdu facility is in place. The Polestar 1 is a 600 hp and 1,000 Nm hybrid coupe that boasts the longest electric range of any hybrid car of 150 km. It shares only 50 percent of its platform with the S90, the car it was based on.
A mid-sized pure electric vehicle called Polestar 2 is said to be ready in 2019 as well as a pure electric SUV dubbed Polestar 3 further down the line.
Polestar HQ in Sweden
Polestar Manufacturing Plant in China