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Volvo’s Polestar manufacturing facility opens in Chengdu, China

The Polestar 1, a two-door, gasoline-electric hybrid coupe that is manufactured in the western city of Chengdu, will be available in the U.S. next year


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PHOTO: State of the art manufacturing facility in Chengdu opens on schedule/Polestar Production Centre, Chengdu, China

Polestar, Volvo’s electric performance brand, opened its first production facility in Chengdu, China today.

The new Polestar Production Centre will produce the Polestar 1 – an exclusive, carbon fibre-bodied Electric Performance Hybrid. The facility, which has been completed on schedule, will produce vehicles for both China and global export markets with first customer deliveries expected before the end of 2019.

The Polestar Production Centre aims to be one of the most environmentally responsible car factories in China and will work exclusively with suppliers that subscribe to an environmentally responsible approach. In keeping with these ambitions, and expected later in 2019, the facility hopes to achieve Gold status in the globally-recognized LEED ratings (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).

PHOTO: Polestar 1 assembly/Polestar Production Centre

Five hundred Polestar 1 cars are planned to be built per year in the new Chengdu facility, with a total of 1,500 planned over a three-year production cycle.

Construction of Polestar 1 in Chengdu will be followed by production of Polestar 2 in Luqiao, China, in early 2020.

PHOTO: Polestar 1/Polestar Production Centre

 


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