Polestar inaugurates its permanent home in Arizona, the 11th largest market in the US for EVs

Written by Cláudio Afonso | info@claudio-afonso.com

Polestar announced on April 13 the opening of a new Polestar Space in Scottsdale, Arizona. “After several months of operating from a temporary facility, we are thrilled to be in our permanent home in the greater Phoenix area”, said Gregor Hembrough, Head of Polestar North America. Arizona, already the 11th largest market in the US for EVs, is experiencing robust growth, with sales of electric cars up 96% year-over-year in 2021, according to IHS Markit data. Polestar Scottsdale is located in the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall at 7014 East Camelback Road, and is operated by Courtesy Automotive.

“Polestar Scottsdale gives the brand a great presence in the Southwest. Phoenix is a rapidly growing market, with a 99% year-over-year increase in EV registrations in 2021,” says Gregor Hembrough, Head of Polestar North America. “After several months of operating from a temporary facility, we are thrilled to be in our permanent home in the greater Phoenix area.”

With an expanding array of customization options for Polestar 2, Scottsdale-area buyers now have the selection of two motor variants and three optional equipment packs. Specifically notable for desert-climate markets is the ability to opt for a full-metal roof, versus the previously standard full-length glass roof previously standard. The single-motor Polestar 2 has an EPA-estimated range of up to 270 miles* and starts at $45,900, both the longest-range and the least expensive model in Polestar’s lineup. The 408-hp dual-motor variant starts at $49,900 — Polestar concluded.

“We are excited to move Polestar Scottsdale into its permanent ‘Space’ within Scottsdale Fashion Square among some of the world’s leading luxury brands,” said Jason Church, Chief Operating Officer of Courtesy Automotive Group.

On April 8, the Swedish Polestar posted its first job positions located in Italy. On February 4, via Twitter, the company had confirmed that the country is on the plans for 2023, despite not having yet an exact timeline. Check all the details on the job positions here.

On April 8, the company announced its arrival in Hong Kong with the Polestar 2. Polestar has appointed Wearnes Motors, the leading automotive distributor and retailer in Hong Kong, as its official representative in the market. The first Polestar Space in Hong Kong is expected to open later in 2022.

The announcment comes shortly after the arrival to Ireland with its Polestar 2 model with a starting price of €54,500 as global expansion continues. Polestar also unveiled a four-week roadshow running from May 9th, starting in Dublin and moving on to Irish cities of Kilkenny, Cork and Galway.

Earlier this week, the company released P2.0 Software, the 10th major OTA update totalling close to 100 improvements since launching remote updates for Polestar 2. The company releases an average of one major OTA (Over the air) release every seven weeks. P2.0 software update brings Android R and enhanced future potential to Polestar 2. The company aded that over 90% of Polestar 2 owners regularly install remote software updates.

Hertz Global Holdings announced recently that agreed to purchase up to 65,000 electric vehicles over five years from Polestar, as part of the plan to expand its plug-in offerings. The Hertz deal is similar to an agreement made with Tesla in October 2021 to provide 100,000 vehicles to its fleets in North America and Europe by the end of 2022.

The company sold 544 vehicles in Norway during March reaching the best monthly result since December 2020, when sold a total of 670 units of Polestar 2. The company announced on March 16th that the first batch of Polestar 2 models has already arrived Norway regarding company’s partnership with Avis. The Swedish EV maker and the car rental company have signed an agreement on the delivery of 200 Polestar 2. The EV maker has a global sales target of 65,000 units for this year.

Written by Cláudio Afonso | info@claudio-afonso.com