The electric vehicle maker Polestar inaugurated on Monday its first showroom in Spain amid the global expansion to a total of 30 markets by the end of 2023. The space — as the showrooms are known — is located at Paseo de Gracia, 84 in Barcelona and the inauguration counted with the presence of Stephane Le Guevel, the Managing Director of Polestar Iberia.
In late May, 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 a high pace confirming the entrance to Portugal, Spain, Dubai, and upcoming Italy.
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Last week, Polestar revealed the prototype of its Polestar 5 GT model at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed, held from 23 to 26 June. The 4-door GT was one of the most awaited high-performance models of the 2022 edition as the company sets the ambition to deliver ten times more vehicles in 2025 than in 2021, 290,000 versus the 29,000 units delivered last year.
The Polestar 5 will be launched in 2024 following the Polestar 3 and Polestar 4 SUVs featuring a dual-motor powertrain with 884hp. For this model, Polestar worked on a new mechanical platform to “design and develop a unique bonded aluminium chassis”.
Earlier this week, the company has been granted 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, and 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.