The Volvo EV brand Polestar has begun construction of a new headquarters located in the Swedish Torslanda, near Gothenburg. They plan to finish construction by September 2018.
The facility will house around 200 employees when it takes up operation, and will be on the same campus as the main facilities and the Volvo Cars factory. The Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath stated that the proximity to the mother company will be a key factor in the close cooperation that the companies are planning.
The headquarters was designed by the renowned Swedish architects Bornstein & Lyckefors and will be set over 3 floors and spread out over 2,400 square meters, including space for offices, development areas and show rooms. The company currently maintains a workforce of around 110 people, but will be hiring more up to around 200 when the new facility is complete.
Last November the then brand new company had made headlines by funding the construction of an EV factory in Chengdu, China. The factory located in China will be completed in mid 2018, according to a statement by Volvo, and will reportedly become the most environmentally friendly car factory in China. It will also be producing the Polestar 1 – the flagship performance model by the Swedish EV company.
In other news, Polestar recently hired Hans Pehrson as the head of research and development. He had been working for Volvo as a manager responsible for the development of electric vehicles, and also previously worked with the London EV Company.