Volvo’s electronic performance brand Polestar has finally begun making their first vehicle, the Polestar 1, which they had introduced a year ago. Yesterday, Polestar announced having completed 34 of the electric supercars in Sweden – as a handmade series for testing.
It bears mentioning that serial production will mainly take place at the factory Polestar’s parent company Geely is constructing in Chengdu, China. The plant will not be ready until next year though says the manufacturer, and the current 34 close-to-series prototypes as well as the rest of those produced at the headquarters in Gothenburg, will be used as testing vehicles for road and crash tests and further evaluations.
Still Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath stated that the first batch is a major milestone towards production, as well as enabling their engineers to fine-tune the Polestar 1 before delivery begins next year: “The assembly of the VP cars means that the Polestar 1 has taken its next step towards production.”
This also marks the first time Volvo engineers have had to work with carbon fibre construction. Further details of the production process are shown in Volvo’s video below: