Volvo-owned electric performance car brand Polestar has announced this week production of its prototype Polestar 2 has begun in China in line with the car’s timetable for launch and delivery in 2020.
Polestar announced on Monday that tooling trial production of its Polestar 2 fully electric vehicle, its second prototype phase designed to prove vehicle integrity and process quality in an effort to ensure customer vehicles delivered in 2020 match the company’s standards.
Production is underway at the company’s Luqiao factory in China at the same time that production of Polestar 1 ramps up at the company’s Chengdu facility.
“Polestar 2 tooling trial prototypes are now rolling off the final production line in the Luqiao factory, and so nearing series production,” said Thomas Ingenlath, Chief Executive Officer of Polestar.
“Cars will be with customers in the first half of 2020, as planned. We will continue to make good on our promises.”
The Polestar 2 is set to boast a 78 kWh battery (72 kWh in China) and EFAD (electric front axle drive) and ERAD (electric rear axle drive) motors each offering 150 kW, 330 Nm of torque, and with a targeted range of 500 km/275 miles.
The Polestar 2 has been criss-crossing the globe on its unveiling tour, making landfall in North America back in late-July.
Next up for Polestar is the opening of a test track within the grounds of its Chengdu factory which is intended to reduce the amount of transport required for vehicle assessment – a vital step in the company’s efforts to reduce its associated environmental footprint.