On March 2, the electric vehicle maker Polestar unveiled its new concept: the hard-top convertible named Polestar O2 that has autonomous cinematic drone integrated. The model made its European debut this week at the 2022 eCarExpo in Stockholm, Sweden.
Nils Rylén, Polestar’s Head of Marketing in Sweden, said on LinkedIn: “It’s here now! Polestar O₂ is in Stockholm. Our latest concept car, the electric roadster Polestar O₂, is at eCarExpo at Friends Arena until Sunday.”
Polestar engineers have developed a specialized aerofoil that raises behind the rear seats to create a calm area of negative pressure that allows the drone to take off when the car is on the move. The drone operates autonomously, automatically following the car at speeds up to 56 mph (90 km/h), and the driver can choose between an atmospheric sequence – great for a coastline cruise – or a more action-filled sequence with a sportier expression. After filming, the drone can autonomously return to the car. Polestar added that video clips can be edited and shared directly from the 15-inch center display when the car is parked.
At the time, Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO said: “Polestar O2 is the hero car for our brand. It opens the door to our secret chamber of future potential. This is a taste of what we can design and engineer with the talent and technology we have in-house. It looks incredible, and being able to lower the roof and not hear an engine promises a superb sensation.”
Polestar announced on Wednesday that its model Polestar 2 is being updated with new solutions connected to climate impact and transparency, along with design detail and specification updates that allow for new visual expressions and improved efficiency.
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The company posted on Wednesday its first job vacancy for Portugal aiming to enter the country later this year. The electric vehicle maker is now looking for a Senior Key Account Manager Fleet. Among the tasks, the candidate will be responsible for the acquisition of new and support of existing national and international fleet customer and also for reaching the fleet targets. The company has currently 189 vacancies open worldwide including in China, Germany, Belgium, Australia and many more.
Earlier this month, 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.
Last month, Polestar started the deliveries of Polestar 2 Long range Single motor in Canada. The model has an EPA-estimated range of 270 miles with a starting price of $49,900 CAD, or as low as $41,900 CAD in Quebec and $46,900 CAD in British Columbia after qualified provincial incentives but before any applicable fees and taxes.
The EV maker recently said that, during the first half of 2022, it will establish in Hong Kong, Spain, Portugal, and Ireland. Israel, UAE (United Arab Emirates), and Kuwait are planned to be added to the Middle East market footprint. The company aims to be active in 30 global markets by the end of 2023.