Volvo starts construction of its Polestar production centre

Olive Hawkins
November 21, 2017

As another ambitious goal, Polestar says it will finish building the new plant in just nine months.

The famous performance company of the Volvo Cars manufacturer has chose to open a new production centre in Chengdu, China. The factory is being set up in Chengdu, China, through Volvo's parent company Geely, based in China. The number is of course expected to grow since the company has already announced plans for the Polestar 2 model coming sometime in 2019 as a sedan that will most likely fight directly against the Tesla Model 3.

The Polestar brand was announced as a performance-focused spin-off of Volvo earlier this year, and the Polestar 1 will be its first production auto. The electric range is around 150km, which is the largest range of any production hybrid passenger auto.

"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".

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The Polestar Production Centre is now targeting to build a maximum of 500 units of the 1 per year. This centre will be staffed by experts with a special inbuilt customer test track to enable the potential customers to experience the auto better. A facility that is modern, progressive, technically advanced and environmentally responsible. The Polestar 1 is set to go on sale in 2019 and order books are now open.

Polestar spun off from Volvo into its own performance EV brand recently, and a month ago it revealed the hybrid sports coupe known as Polestar 1.

The new vehicle factory in China is by far the most ambitious project so far, as it will be the most eco-friendly production centre worldwide and also the most efficient. The others are set to follow later that year.

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