The EV maker Polestar said on Tuesday it has signed a multi-year agreement to supply battery and charging systems to Candela, a Swedish hydrofoil electric boat company.
The companies detailed that,”utilising computer-guided hydrofoils which lift the hull above water, Candela’s electric boats ‘fly’ above the surface and use up to 80% less energy at high speeds compared to traditional motorboats”. Candela said the firms committed to exploring further opportunities for future collaboration.
Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar commented, “I am fascinated by [the] way Candela’s boats glide elegantly and efficient through, or better, over the water – amazing proof of the great aesthetics and experiences modern, sustainable technology can create”.
“That Polestar will be part of future projects with Candela by supplying an essential part for the innovative propulsion of their boats, is awesome. As a battery supplier to Candela, we can help drive the transition to cleaner oceans and lakes, and electrify waterborne transport,” he added.
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Gustav Hasselskog, CEO of Candela, comments: “Polestar is a dream partner for us. While electrification of cars has come a long way in the last few years, the marine sector has fallen behind. Marrying our efficient hydrofoil technology to high-capacity batteries from Polestar means we can speed up the mass market adoption of electric boats together.”
Last Friday, Polestar opened its new Destination Center in Vallensbæk, (Denmark) offering two delivery points and also a workplace for eight employees and Polestar specialists.
Earlier in the week, Polestar announced the opening of its UK commercial headquarters and a new Test Drive Hub in December 2022 at Bicester Heritage, 65miles away from London.
“Polestar Bicester will be a new multi-purpose location following the development of one of the existing two-story buildings in the Heritage Quarters,” the company said.
Earlier this week, Polestar said it will bring the electric Roadster concept into production with the market launch scheduled for 2026.
By then, Polestar posted five pictures jointly with its Design Community account– which is curated by the company’s Interior Design Manager JP Bernal — to promote the official announcement of the Polestar 6 production.
In the first four images, there’s nothing else to catch the user’s attention than the hard-top convertible revealed in Los Angeles last March, but that changes in the fifth picture where we can see a covered car right next to the upcoming Polestar 6.
The image is purposely darkened in order not to reveal many details of the lines of what will be the Polestar 7, however, it is possible to see that the company will stick to the sharp lines on the sports model.