Polestar partners with Avis in Norway and the first batch of 55 vehicles have already arrived

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

Polestar announced on Wednesday that the first batch of Polestar 2 models has already arrived Norway regarding company’s partnership with Avis. The Swedish EV maker Polestar and the car rental company have signed an agreement on the delivery of 200 Polestar 2. The first batch arrived Drammen harbor today and the 145 units remaining are expected to be included in Avis’ fleet later this year. Since Polestar debut in the Norwegian market, the company delivered a total of 7,800 units.

Source: Polestar

Alexander Hørthe, General Manager of Polestar Norway, says he is convinced that this is only the start of a long and exciting collaboration: “With so many good fully electric alternatives, I become extra proud when established players like Avis choose Polestar 2. We also have a very competitive delivery time in today’s market and will launch more new car models in the coming years. So there are great opportunities ahead.”

We are very happy to be able to introduce Polestar 2 to our ever-growing electric car fleet in Norway. We are sure that the car will be a good subsidy for the rental car fleet.

Donald Hayes, General Manager in Avis Norway

Polestar sold 384 units of its Polestar 2 being the third best selling model in Norway during February. In 2021, Polestar’s luxury sedan was the 10th most popular car model in the Scandinavian country, the one with the highest EV adoption. When booking by Avis site, the car rental company asks for £470.06 to rent a Polestar 2 model in April during 48 hours.


On Tuesday, the company started delivering Polestar 2 Long range Single motor in Canada. The model has the longest range and lowest price in the brand’s lineup, while offering the same standard features as the high-performance dual-motor car. 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 addition of the Polestar 2 Long range Single motor expands our offerings to more buyers by delivering the longest range and lowest price in the Polestar 2 family,” said Hugues Bissonette, Head of Polestar in Canada. “In any specification, the Polestar 2 is a class-leading electric vehicle with industry leading technology and a high-style, premium cabin.”


Earlier this week, the company announced its arrival in Kuwait with the Polestar 2. The company has appointed BNK Automotive, the authorised distributor of Volvo Cars in Kuwait, as its representative in the country. The first Polestar Space in Kuwait is planned to open to the public in Kuwait City later in 2022.

Last week, the company posted the first job vancancy for a Space Specialist in Sidney, Australia. Polestar seeks a specialist for its showroom (Polestar calls it Space) in Sidney to “participate on roadshows, events, and test drives across the country.”

Recently, the company announced the opening of its third UK Space at Touchwood, the award winning, 650,000 square foot shopping destination in Solihull’s town centre. The company has already other two spaces located at London Westfield and Manchester’s Trafford Centre.

Polestar 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.

Polestar intends to list on the Nasdaq in a proposed business combination with Gores Guggenheim, Inc., which is expected to close in the first half of 2022.

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