POLESTAR INCREASES ENGINEERING CAPABILITIES
Polestar is quickly expanding its engineering capabilities across the globe through the expansion of its world-class R&D facility in the UK it is the latest step in the company's growth. Despite the tense industry landscape over the last year, the company's 350-strong UK team has nearly doubled in size and is set to increase its size to more than 500 employees.
Polestar will be able to offer newly constructed facilities in the MIRA Technology Park which is a world-class automotive test and development facility in the middle of Motorsport Valley in the Midlands. The location is ideal to make the most of the world-class auto engineering talents that are located within and around the region The UK R&D team offers the kind of expertise that is uncommonly found within traditional OEMs.
Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO, stated: "Going electric is a significant moment in the development of automobiles. Combining British engineers and Swedish experience will ensure that our vehicles are among the most efficient and sustainable vehicles available on the roads."
The collaboration with working with the R&D team located in Sweden helps the UK team to concentrate on innovative engineering solutions to aid Polestar to achieve its objectives.
This UK team is likely to play an important role in the brand's continual development, with immediate attention on the creation of the Polestar Precept, first revealed in 2020and then scheduled for production by 2025.
According to head of Polestar UK R&D, Pete Allen, said: "Precept is a statement of the brand's intentions in regards to design, technology, and sustainability. The production vehicle will be an important step in the path towards achieving the goal of climate neutrality. Ours is the team responsible for delivering the results."
With access to a wide range of highly specialized equipment on-site which includes the latest battery testing, a vast test track, and a variety of other independent businesses located at the site, the MIRA Technology Park was an obvious option for the modern Swedish brand.
The development of Poland's R&D capabilities is a result of the constant growth of the models, plans to expand the size of its sales worldwide until 2022's end, and the plan to produce Polestar 3 at its facilities in the USA and China.