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Polestar to expand R&D operations

16th May 2019


Polestar has significantly expanded its research and development capacity with the establishment of a new R&D centre in the United Kingdom. Situated in Coventry, the new facility will allow the company to increase its own R&D capabilities and further strengthens the brand’s ability to engineer its future electric performance vehicles.

In one of the world’s most prominent automotive engineering environments, Polestar’s UK engineering operation will initially employ around 60 engineers, bringing a wealth of specialised skills to the company that will specifically support the development of future Polestar cars, beyond Polestar 3. These engineers have already been involved in preliminary development work for Polestar, and will now be fully immersed into future Polestar car projects as part of the global Polestar engineering network.

"Investing in the automotive engineering talent that the UK has to offer will strengthen our capabilities,” said Thomas Ingenlath, Chief Executive Officer at Polestar. “The passion and dedication of these great engineers fit the Polestar spirit perfectly and will allow us to create some really awesome cars.”

Hans Pehrson, responsible for Research and Development at Polestar, added: “Polestar’s role as a technology spearhead requires new and developing skills in low-volume, light-weight, multi-material performance car engineering, and the new UK operation will allow us to take the next steps towards our future cars.

Read all about the crash testing of the new cars here. 

 


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