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Polestar’s flagship and first stand-alone model will complete its production run at the end of 2021

Polestar has released the final build slots for the Polestar 1 luxury coupé before production of the plug-in hybrid flagship ends this year. 

The 1, which served as a ‘halo’ car for Polestar’s launch as a stand-alone brand away from Volvo, was originally only meant to have a three-year production run with the capacity of up to 500 cars to be built annually at the company’s facility in Chengdu, China. 

It currently remains unclear how many examples have been produced to date, but just 65 examples of the £139,000 PHEV were registered across Europe in 2020.

Polestar doesn't officially comment on sales figures. It stresses that the 1 is a low-volume car and its mass-market intentions are focused on the Polestar 2 electric hatchback. 

The 1 puts out 601bhp and 738lb ft of torque from a petrol-electric powertrain comprising a turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-litre engine, an integrated starter-generator and two electric motors on the rear axle.

It has a 34kWh battery for a 77-mile electric-only range - said to be the longest of any plug-in hybrid - and features a carbonfibre body, six-piston Akebono brakes and adjustable Öhlins dampers. 


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Tycoon 11 February 2021
Really wanted one of these, loved the looks, but at 130k I can see why they didn't sell well!
lambo58 11 February 2021

This versus the upcoming Audi etron and the Tesla modelS Plaid plus at roughly the same price and its not even fully electric- no chance Im afraid. Its case never convinced me for a minute.

Nice try though

xxxx 11 February 2021

Fail, as expected.