Polestar 5 is shown in public for the first time, features a dual motor powertrain with 884hp

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The EV maker Polestar is showing a development prototype of the Polestar 5 in public for the first time at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed, held from 23 to 26 June. The 4-door GT features a dual motor powertrain with 884hp and is planned to be launched in 2024 following the Polestar 3 and Polestar 4 SUVs.

Polestar is developing, in Sweden, its new electric powertrain that will provide superior output, along with 800-Volt architecture. Combined with a high-output front electric motor, the complete dual motor powertrain aims to deliver 650 kW (884 hp) and 900 Nm, the EV maker said.

Pete Allen, Head of Polestar UK R&D, says: “Polestar 5 is shaping up to be a superb 4-door GT and a true Polestar at heart. The platform combines low-volume performance car attributes with modern technological advances to bring light-weight, high-rigidity sports car chassis technology into mass production.”

“The UK team has taken the opportunity of working with a new mechanical platform to design and develop a unique bonded aluminium chassis, a prime factor in delivering the vehicle dynamics signature to create a driving experience that is as desirable as the design”, Polestar added.

Jörg Brandscheid, Polestar’s CTO and Head of R&D, says: “The new powertrain we are working on will set a new brand benchmark in our high-performing cars. Combining strong electric motor engineering ability with advances in light-weight platform technology is leading to truly stunning driver’s cars.”


On Wednesday evening, Gores Guggenheim announced that its stockholders voted to approve the proposals required to complete its combination with Polestar Performance AB and its affiliates. On Wednesday, Gores Guggenheim stock ($GGPI) closed at $10.84 soaring 11.87%.

The closing of the business combination is expected to occur today, on June 23, subject to the satisfaction or waiver of all closing conditions. Following the consummation of the business combination, Polestar’s common stock is expected to begin trading on Nasdaq on June 24, 2022 under the new ticker symbol “PSNY,” Gores Guggenheim stated.

Earlier today, the company has been granted the U.S. Patent no. 11,364,814, a dual battery system for electric vehicles. The patent was signed by Jongseok Moon, the Battery engineer working with the Swedish EV maker since November 2018 and says, ” (…) with the dual batteries rather than a single battery, an increased battery lifespan for an electric vehicle is supported”.

The patent says that this dual battery system may support “different driving situations, where either the first or the second battery or both may be utilized” but also that that supports “an increased battery lifespan for an electric vehicle”. 

On Tuesday, Polestar released the P2.2 version of its software introducing the eagerly awaited Apple CarPlay system among other new features. The arrival of the system to the models of the Swedish manufacturer had been confirmed in late May by its CEO, Thomas Ingenlath.

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