Polestar confirms Apple CarPlay, says the software is “in the final development stages”

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The Swedish EV maker Polestar confirmed on Monday via Twitter the arrival of the Apple CarPlay system this Spring to Polestar 2 and its upcoming models. When asked about it, Polestar said it is “in the final development stages”. The new operating system will

CarPlay is a smarter, safer way to use the iPhone while driving and is already used in more than 600 different models.

The integrated system allows the users to get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen music, as Apple says.

Apps developed by car manufacturers are also supported, so the users can control more features without ever leaving CarPlay.


Last week, Polestar opened its first showroom in Dubai located at Mall of Emirates, an iconic shopping center with a total of 560 luxurious boutiques. During the last weeks, the EV maker has been expanding at an high pace confirming the entrance to Portugal, Spain, Dubai and the upcoming Italy. Polestar is on pace to reach its target of 30 markets in aggregate by the end of 2023.

After announcing recently the launching in Portugal, Polestar confirmed the arrival to Spain last week with the first test drives of the Polestar 2 model starting on Tuesday, May 24, in Madrid and on June 1 in Barcelona. The model starts at €46,190 and the first units are expected to arrive the country in October.

Last week, Polestar opened a new space in Copenhagen, the capital of the Scandinavian country Denmark. The new Space is located in Kristen Bernikov Gade and was inaugurated by the Swedish Ambassador Charlotte Wrangberg.

Polestar and Gores Guggenheim announced last week that the registration statement on Form F-4 regarding the merger was declared effective by the SEC on May 25, 2022. The merger process will be concluded in the first half of the year, as previously announced.

The Company will hold a special meeting of stockholders to vote the business combination agreement on June 22 at 9:30 AM EST followed by a meeting of public warrant holders at 10:00 a.m. to approve an amendment to the existing warrant agreement.

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