Polestar creates new R&D facility in the UK

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Electric performance car brand Polestar is further pushing forward with its engineering and production of vehicles by establishing a brand new research and development facility in the UK.

Polestar, which is jointly owned by Volvo Car Group and Zhejiang Geely Holding, recently wowed the motoring world with the Polestar 2 – its first full electric, high volume, premium car.

The new facility in Coventry, England, will help enable the brand to increase its own R&D capabilities by employing 60 engineers that have already been involved in work on Polestar 1 and will be engaged in creating the future of Polestar vehicles.

Hans Pehrson, responsible for research and development at Polestar, comments: “Polestar’s role as a technology spearhead requires new and developing skills in low-volume, light-weight, multi-material performance car engineering, and the new UK operation will allow us to take the next steps towards our future cars.

“The team that will kick start the new UK R&D subsidiary is already well-versed in Polestar engineering philosophy, and we will expand the initial team further during the course of 2019. These engineers will be a great complement to our existing R&D team based in Sweden, and other supporting teams around the world.”

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