An electric vehicle company premiered its first ever SUV on Tuesday morning. Here are the details.
What Happened: Swedish electric vehicle company Polestar announced that the premiere of the Polestar 3 SUV will happen in October 2022. The Polestar 3 is the company’s first SUV and comes as the EV maker is merging with Gores Guggenheim Inc GGPI.
“Polestar 3 is the SUV for the electric age. Our design identity evolves with this high-end large luxury EV, with a strong, individual brand character,” Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath said. “With this car, we bring the ‘sport’ back to the SUV, staying true to our performance roots.”
The Polestar 3 features autonomous highway piloting powered by LiDAR sensors from Luminar Technologies LAZR. The Polestar 3 also features NVIDIA Corp NVDA computing power.
The Polestar 3 has a battery that provides an estimated range of 372 miles.
The new vehicle will be manufactured in the United States and China and available to pre-order in October 2022. Production is expected to begin in early 2023 for the Polestar 3.
The Polestar 1 entered production in 2021. A follow-up Polestar 2 sports car was released in March 2022.
What’s Next: Polestar plans to launch a new car every year for the next three years. The Polestar 3 could help the company meet that goal and grow its presence to 30 markets by the end of 2023.
“This is a major milestone for our company, one that boosts our growth trajectory and takes us into our next phase,” Ingenlath said.
Going forward, the Polestar 4 is expected to be a smaller electric SUV, the company said.
Polestar had sales of around 29,000 units in 2021 and aims to hit annual sales of 290,000 by the end of 2025.
A merger vote date of June 22 is set for Gores Guggenheim and Polestar.
Price Action: Gores Guggenheim Inc shares trade at $10.03 on Tuesday versus a 52-week range of $9.70 to $16.41.
Photo: Courtesy of polestar.com
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