Polestar starts construction of new production centre
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Construction of Polestar's new state-of-the-art Polestar Production Centre has started in Chengdu, China, where the company’s first model, the Polestar 1, will be produced.
The Polestar Production Centre is due for completion by mid-2018 to be ready to start tooling, installation and pre-production testing.
Polestar say their new facility will be the most environmentally-responsible car factory in China, and one of the most efficient in the world, with a target of Gold status in the globally-recognised LEED ratings (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).
The Polestar Production Centre will build the company's first standalone model, the Polestar 1, a GT Coupe with a 1000Nm hybrid powertrain that also offers 150kms of pure electric range - the longest pure electric distance of any hybrid car in the world. Polestar is currently targeting to build a maximum of 500 units per year.
The Polestar Production Centre will also include a customer experience centre, as well as a customer test track constructed within the campus for potential customers to evaluate the car 'to the extremes.'
Rendering of the Polestar Production Centre in Chengdu, China. Photo / Polestar
“Following the successful launch of the new Polestar brand in October, construction of the new Polestar Production Centre is the next step in turning our plans into reality," said Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar
"We are building a Production Centre that is a reflection of our brand. A facility that is modern, progressive, technically advanced and environmentally responsible. The Polestar Production Centre will be an embodiment of the Polestar brand.”