Polestar Advances EV Innovation and Manufacturing at Inaugural Polestar Day in Los Angeles
November 10, 2023
At its inaugural Polestar Day, held in Los Angeles, California, Polestar revealed its comprehensive roadmap for the future, showcasing innovative electric vehicles (EVs) and strategic partnerships. The event, attended by key executives, customers, investors, and the press, highlighted the company's progress and future plans.
Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar, emphasized the significance of the event in providing insights into the company's product development and collaborations. He highlighted the expansion of Polestar's lineup, which includes the ongoing launches of two new SUVs, Polestar 3 and Polestar 4, alongside the existing Polestar 2.
The event featured a first-time exhibition of Polestar's full range of future models, including Polestar 3, 4, 5, Precept, the Electric Roadster Concept, and Polestar Synergy. Attendees had the opportunity to test drive the latest MY24 Polestar 2 and experience rides in Polestar 3 and 4 development prototypes.
Polestar announced its involvement in a large-scale vehicle-to-grid (V2G) project in Gothenburg, Sweden, in collaboration with various energy stakeholders. The project, funded by the Swedish Innovation Agency Vinnova, involves piloting a fleet of Polestar 3 cars. Additionally, Polestar is working on a Virtual Power Plant (VPP) to manage the integration of V2G services, offering benefits to both the energy grid and EV owners.
Polestar is expanding its manufacturing capabilities with a new agreement to start producing Polestar 4 in Busan, South Korea, by the second half of 2025. This move is part of the company's strategy to diversify its manufacturing footprint and leverage the expertise of its partners.
The company also announced its collaboration with Luminar and Mobileye to integrate advanced LiDAR technology and autonomous driving capabilities into the Polestar 4. This partnership aims to enhance safety and enable eyes-off, point-to-point autonomous driving on highways.
Lastly, Polestar and StoreDot showcased their partnership in developing extreme fast charging (XFC) technology. This technology, named ‘100-in-5’, allows for charging 100 miles (161km) of range in just five minutes and will be demonstrated in a Polestar 5 prototype in 2024.
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