Polestar Achieves Milestone of Producing 150,000 Vehicles

Key Points

  • πŸš— Polestar 2 enters production in 2020 and reaches 150,000 vehicle production milestone.
  • πŸ“ˆ Polestar 2’s growth highlighted by becoming fastest-growing car brand in the UK, with 174% increase in new vehicle registrations.
  • 🌐 Upgraded Polestar 2 features improved software, better quality, longer range, and faster charging.
  • πŸ”Œ Polestar adopts Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) to accelerate EV adoption in the region.

Polestar has initiated the distribution of its enhanced Polestar 2, marking a strategic move in its determined pursuit of sustained growth.

Launched in 2020, the Polestar 2 is the brand’s inaugural high-volume electric vehicle, and it has amassed a production total of 150,000 units since then. While these numbers fall short of mainstream electric cars like the Tesla Model 3, they underscore Polestar’s commitment to crafting an appealing electric vehicle that resonates with consumers.

In the UK, where over 20,000 Polestar 2 vehicles are currently on the roads, the brand has surged as the fastest-growing car manufacturer during the initial seven months of 2023. As highlighted by Polestar in a press release, new vehicle registrations have soared by an impressive 174% compared to the previous year.

Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath expressed his thoughts on this significant milestone, stating, “The upgraded Polestar 2 is the best version to date. With improved software, enhanced quality, extended range, and faster charging, it lays the foundation for our continued business growth.”

The Polestar 2 Long Range Single Motor variant now boasts WLTP-certified range of up to 654 km (406 miles). Additionally, models equipped with the new 82 kWh battery showcase an increased peak DC charging speed of 205 kW, complemented by more efficient upgraded motors.

Polestar is poised for a promising future, bolstered by the introduction of the enhanced Polestar 2. Beyond this, the electric vehicle manufacturer revealed plans in late June to embrace Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS). This announcement followed shortly after Polestar’s parent company, Volvo, also committed to adopting the NACS.

Ingenlath remarked on this decision, stating, “This is a significant win for our North American customers! We commend Tesla’s pioneering efforts to accelerate electric vehicle adoption and promote its popularity. The availability of the Supercharger network in this manner, with 12,000 charging points in operation today and a growing number ahead, will undoubtedly hasten EV adoption in a pivotal automotive region.”

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