Polestar has announced that their next vehicle, the aptly named Polestar 3 electric SUV is set to be made in the U.S.
The all-electric Polestar 3 SUV will manufactured at Volvo’s production centre located in Ridgeville, South Carolina.
“Polestar 3 will be built in America, for our American customers,” says Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar’s Chief Executive Officer. “I remember the great response when I first shared Polestar’s vision here in the USA and I am proud that our first SUV will be manufactured in South Carolina. From now on, the USA is no longer an export market but a home market.”
Up until this point, Polestar’s vehicles have been manufactured at their facilities in China.
To help with the manufacturing process, Polestar recently raised $550 million USD from investors back in April.
Polestar will also be opening 25 of their Spaces storefronts across the U.S., of which there are three currently in Canada.
“Production in the USA reduces delivery times as well as the environmental impact associated with shipping vehicles around the world. It will even have a positive impact on the price of Polestar 3,” says Dennis Nobelius, Chief Operating Officer at Polestar. “All of this makes the brand even more competitive in the critical American sales market.”
The Polestar 3 will see the debut of a new electric vehicle architecture from Volvo Car Group, which has been designed from the ground up.
This new platform should help a more aerodynamic all-electric performance SUV. Like the Polestar 2, the Polestar 3’s infotainment system will be running Android Automotive platform.
Production for the Polestar 3 is set to 2022. More details including the actual design will be revealed at a later date.
For now, Polestar has offered this teaser image.