Polestar announced the end of production of its Polestar 1 at the end of this year. The plug-in hybrid sports coupe was born in 2017 and served as a showcase for the new brand. From now on, this division of Volvo will focus on electrics.
A niche vehicle, the Polestar 1 impressed when it was released. Its clean lines were a unique proposition and established the brand’s image, which was later confirmed with the Polestar 2.
But the story is coming to an end, and the Swedish brand has confirmed the cessation of production of its first model. After four years of life and two of production, the Polestar 1 will be put into storage and make way for a fully electric range. Indeed, the brand does not plan any more hybrid models in the future and will focus on ‘zero emissions’.
“We have received an incredible response from our customers and the press after the debut of the Polestar 1 in 2017, and with consecutive deliveries in 2020”said Gregor Hembrough, Polestar’s North America director. “With 619 horsepower and the longest range for a hybrid vehicle on the market, this GT is proof of the design and technology innovation Polestar is looking for. “
People who would regret not ordering their copy can still do so. Polestar has confirmed that orders remain open until the end of the year for latecomers, before their final shutdown.
It is not, however, the last sports car from Polestar, since the brand will market a derivative of its Precept concept car. This should be released as a sporty electric car and prefigure the design of the Polestar 3 and 4.