Check out the new Polestar 3 electric SUV that was just unveiled
Swedish EV automaker Polestar have revealed their new Polestar 3 electric SUV in a press release, sharing a photo and a video teaser prior to the world debut event scheduled later this year in October. The photo is the first official picture of the dual motor electric suv that is set for production this fall.
Polestar claims the new Polestar 3 electric SUV will have a range of up to 323 miles (600 kilometers) while using the WLTP cycle, a more lenient standard when compared to the EPA cycle in the United States. A minimum range of 300 miles isn’t too shabby for a SUV.
In 2023, the Polestar 3 will be built at Volvo’s factory outside Charleston, South Carolina, according to The Verge, becoming the first EV from either Volvo or Polestar to be built in the United States. There are also plans for production in China, where parent company Geely is located. By the end of 2023, the automaker hopes to sell their EVs across 30 different countries.
“Polestar 3 will be built in America, for our American customers,” said CEO Thomas Ingenlath. “I remember the great response when I first shared Polestar’s vision here in the USA and I am proud that our first SUV will be manufactured in South Carolina. From now on, the USA is no longer an export market but a home market.”
The Swedish marque also expects that the Polestar 3 will aid in the company’s sales goal of selling 290,000 electric vehicles by 2025. Last year in 2021, Polestar sold 29,000 vehicles, and they’re aiming for a tenfold increase following the release of the Polestar 3 and two other vehicles that are in the works—the Polestar 4 SUV and the Polestar 5 grand tourer.