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Polestar 3 Snow Performance Pack

Polestar adds rear-wheel drive to Polestar 3 line-up

27 June 2024 update

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  • Polestar 3 Long range Single motor starts at €79.890* including handover fee
  • Up to 650 km (WLTP**) range with same luxury features, technology and design as rest of Polestar 3 line-up
  • Available to order in Europe*** from today, with North America and Australia to follow later in 2024

Polestar is introducing a Long range Single motor to the Polestar 3 line-up, giving consumers another way to get behind the wheel of its SUV for the electric age. With a starting price of €79.890* including handover fee, the Polestar 3 Long range Single motor will be available to order in Europe*** today, with North America and Australia to follow later in 2024.

Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar says “With the Long range Single motor Polestar 3 we offer consumers a new entry-point for our flagship electric SUV. The rear-wheel drive configuration fits with our performance focused driving dynamics that make the car stand out in the luxury SUV sector”.

This entry-level Polestar 3 Single Motor, which will be built in China and the USA, uses the same 111 kWh battery pack as the Dual Motor version, offering the same 250 kW peak charging capability for a 30 minute 10-80% charge on DC. Those looking for the most efficient Polestar 3 yet will find the new Long range Single motor offers up to 650 km (WLTP**) between charges.

Long range Single motor

As a performance brand the Long range Single motor retains all the hallmarks that makes the Long range Dual motor versions such an engaging drive. Ride comfort and control is taken care of by a sophisticated passive damper system that uses Hydraulic Rebound Stops (HRS) and Frequency Selective Damping (FSD). The result is the Long range Single motor Polestar 3 emulates the dynamic character found in the Long range Dual motor models.

The motor drives the rear axle of the Long range Single motor Polestar 3 only, and produces 220 kW and 490 Nm of torque. The result is this new Long range Single motor Polestar 3 can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 7.8 seconds. Stopping power is equally important, and so the Polestar 3 Long range Single motor uses the same Brembo braking system as the rest of the Polestar 3 range.

As part of the MY25 line-up, the Long Range Single motor Polestar 3 benefits from greater customisation thanks to the single option and pack structure, meaning customers can personalise their Polestar 3. Buyers can choose from six exterior colours, five interior rooms and four wheel options including the new 21-inch alloy wheel available as part of the new Pro Pack.

Like the rest of the MY25 range, Pilot Pack with LiDAR from Luminar becomes available to order on the Polestar 3 Long range Single motor, offering customers even greater levels of safety and convenience should they choose it.

Polestar 3 Long range Single motor is available to order at https://www.polestar.com/polestar-3/configurator/

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*    Indicative pricing in Germany, including handover fee and VAT.

**   Preliminary data subject to final certification

*** Excluding Ireland, Iceland and Luxembourg. Launch in North America, Australia and other markets in Asia Pacific and Middle East is planned through the course of H2 2024. Pricing for all remaining markets will be confirmed when sales start.

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Polestar delivers first customer Polestar 3 electric SUVs

Polestar (NASDAQ: PSNY) has made its first customer deliveries of Polestar 3. The SUV for the electric age plays an important role in the Company’s development, as Polestar now has three models on the roads, including two SUVs.

The initial vehicles are being handed over to customers across two continents in the coming days, with deliveries set to accelerate throughout the summer. With significant acclaim from global automotive media, customer interest for Polestar 3 remains high, resulting in the initial batch of customer test drives being over-subscribed. Additional test-drive slots have now been made available during the summer months, across Polestar’s Spaces.

At Polestar’s headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, the first Polestar 3 handovers were completed in a special ceremony at the brand’s iconic Cube. Alongside their launch edition Polestar 3s, finished in a mixture of Magnesium and Space, these first customers also received a special Polestar gift package to mark the special occasion.

Polestar 3 handovers

Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar said: “This is an important milestone – first deliveries of Polestar 3 to our customers. Test drives start at all Polestar Spaces this coming weekend in Europe. Thousands of hand-raisers are invited to experience our great, luxurious performance SUV. Polestar is becoming a global player with the most attractive electric product range.”

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Customers across the world are about to experience the same in local handover ceremonies. More customer deliveries will take place in Germany and Norway tomorrow while in the USA, where additional Polestar 3 manufacturing will start during the summer, the North American Polestar team is handing over the first customer Polestar 3s in California, Illinois, Indiana and New York. A mix of Long range Dual motor and Long range Dual motor with Performance Pack models, these Launch Edition cars are finished in a mixture of Snow, Thunder and Magnesium.

Kristian Elvefors, Global Head of Commercial at Polestar said “We always knew the Polestar 3 was going to be popular, but even we were blown away by the global media’s reviews and the response to opening up test drive bookings. It’s a testament to the excitement in the market for this car and customer interest to get behind the wheel of our flagship electric SUV.”

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Polestar 3 is the only electric car manufacturer that attempts to trace the end to end production affect on the environment. With massive environmental damage often caused by mining the minerals for batteries, a transparent tracing model is a step in the right direction to protect the environment

Polestar 3 Snow Performance Pack

Polestar 3 has announced the pricing for the Polestar 3 models after getting almost 7000 expressions of interest since October 2022.

The Polestar 3 is planned for launch in Australia from first quarter 2024 with two versions, the Long range Dual motor, priced from AUD 132,900*, and the Long range Dual motor with Performance Pack, starting at AUD 141,900*.

Polestar 3 is an all-electric AWD SUV that comes with a 111 kWh battery pack that provides Polestar 3 with an estimated WLTP driving range of up to 610 km.

The dual-motor configuration with power bias towards the rear produces a total of 360 kW and 840 Nm of torque. With the optional Performance Pack, total output is upped to 380 kW and 910 Nm.

It is also equipped for bidirectional charging, enabling future potential for vehicle-to-grid and plug-and-charge capabilities.

The Polestar 3 will come with an extensive list of standard features as well as a few options to make choosing your car easier.

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  • Long range Dual motor launch version with standard Pilot and Plus packs priced from AUD 132,900
  • Technological tour de force with in-car tech partners including GoogleTM, NVIDIA and Qualcomm, and cutting-edge safety tech from Luminar, Smart Eye and Zenseact
  • LiDAR pre-orders possible with enhanced driver assistance functionality
  • Traced risk materials: Cobalt, Lithium, Mica, Nickel and Leather, with conflict mineral reporting on tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold

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More Polestar 3 details

Polestar, the Swedish electric performance car brand, confirms Australian pricing for Polestar 3 and opens the order books after recording almost 7,000 expressions of interest since the electric SUV’s unveiling in October 2022.

Polestar 3 is planned for launch in Australia from Q1 2024 with two versions, the Long range Dual motor, priced from AUD 132,900*, and the Long range Dual motor with Performance Pack, starting at AUD 141,900*.

The list of standard equipment in Polestar 3 is extensive, with few options for easy configuration. All versions include air suspension, a full-length panoramic glass roof, LED lighting inside and out, retractable door handles with proximity sensing, and 21-inch alloy wheels. The Plus Pack and Pilot Pack are fitted as standard for the first model year and include a raft of premium, luxury, and convenience features like a 25-speaker audio system from Bowers & Wilkins with 3D surround sound and Dolby Atmos capability, soft-closing doors, head-up display and Pilot Assist.

dual-motor configuration

The dual-motor configuration with power bias towards the rear produces a total of 360 kW and 840 Nm of torque. With the optional Performance Pack, total output is upped to 380 kW and 910 Nm.

Adjustable one-pedal drive is included, as well as an electric Torque Vectoring Dual Clutch function on the rear axle – an evolution of what was first developed for Polestar 1. A decoupling function is also available for the rear electric motor, allowing the car to run only on the front electric motor to save energy under certain circumstances.

Advanced chassis control is provided by dual-chamber air suspension as standard, allowing Polestar 3 to adapt between comfort and dynamic suspension characteristics, and the car can adjust its active damper velocity electronically once every two milliseconds (500 Hz).

A 111 kWh battery pack provides Polestar 3 with generous driving range of up to 610 km WLTP[1](preliminary). The lithium-ion battery features a prismatic cell design housed in a protective aluminium case with boron steel reinforcement and liquid cooling. A heat pump is included as standard, helping Polestar 3 utilise ambient heat for climate- and battery preconditioning.

Polestar 3 is also equipped for bidirectional charging, enabling future potential for vehicle-to-grid and plug-and-charge capabilities.

Polestar3 B Snow Performance Pack

Technological tour de force

Polestar 3 is the brand’s first vehicle to feature centralised computing with the NVIDIA DRIVE core computer, the A.I. ‘brain’ of the Polestar 3 which processes data from the car’s multiple sensors and cameras to enable advanced driver-assistance safety features and driver monitoring. Further collaborations with industry-leading safety technology partners like Zenseact and Smart Eye provide Polestar 3 with cutting-edge Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) technology that integrates seamlessly within this system.

As standard, Polestar 3 features a total of five radar modules, five external cameras and twelve external ultrasonic sensors to support numerous advanced safety features. The SmartZone below the front aero wing collects several of the forward-facing sensors, a heated radar module and camera, and now becomes a signature of Polestar design.

Australian customers are also able to order the optional Pilot Pack with LiDAR from Luminar, which adds an additional control unit from NVIDIA, three cameras, four ultrasonic sensors and cleaning for the front- and rear-view cameras, providing accurate real-time data about the car’s surroundings especially in the long-range field. This enables enhanced 3D scanning of the car’s surroundings in greater detail and helps prepare the car for autonomous driving. Vehicles ordered with LiDAR are expected to arrive from Q3 2024.

closed-loop driver monitoring cameras

Inside, two closed-loop driver monitoring cameras bring leading eye tracking technology from Smart Eye to a Polestar for the first time, geared towards safer driving. The cameras monitor the driver’s eyes and can trigger warning messages, sounds and even an emergency stop function when detecting a distracted, drowsy or disconnected driver.

Polestar 3 is also the fist car in the world to feature four interior radar sensors, capable of detecting sub-millimetre movements in the cabin to help protect against accidentally leaving children or pets inside. The system is also linked to the climate control system to help avoid heat stroke or hypothermia.

Android Automotive OS is the in-car operating system controlled via a 14.5-inch centre display. Co-developed with GoogleTM, it is an evolution of the system in Polestar 2 – the first car in the world with GoogleTM built-in – and will feature over-the-air (OTA) updates for software upgrades and the introduction of new features without visiting a service centre.

The infotainment system is powered by a next-generation Snapdragon Cockpit Platform from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. As a central component of the Snapdragon Digital Chassis – a comprehensive set of open and scalable cloud-connected automotive platforms – the Snapdragon Cockpit Platform will be utilised to provide immersive in-vehicle experiences with its high-performance capabilities to deliver high-definition displays, premium quality surround sound and seamless connectivity throughout the vehicle.

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Commitment to sustainability continues

Polestar’s commitment to transparency to help consumers make informed decisions continues unabated in Polestar 3.

Following on from Polestar 2, which was the first vehicle globally to use Blockchain technology to trace the Cobalt used in its batteries, Polestar will expand its partnership with traceability partner, Circulor, and use Blockchain to trace Cobalt, Lithium, Mica, Nickel and Leather in Polestar 3.

A complete life-cycle assessment (LCA) will be completed on Polestar 3 when production begins. Subsequent assessments will follow through its life cycle and work will continue to constantly find ways of reducing its carbon footprint.

Polestar 3 features three alternatives when it comes to upholstery: animal welfare secured Nappa leather, bio-attributed MicroTech vinyl, and animal welfare certified wool. Each material has been carefully selected and developed to create a more sustainable expression of premium.

Made from renewable vinyl and recycled polyester textile, the bio-attributed MicroTech is a vegan alternative to leather and comes standard in Polestar 3. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is a multi-purpose plastic commonly made from fossil resources and used for synthetic vinyl materials.

The MicroTech upholstery, by contrast, is made with 100% fossil-free, bio-attributed PVC, in which the crude oil component has been replaced with pine oil from certified renewable sources.

Sustainability and animal welfare

The animal welfare certified wool is made from animal welfare certified yarn that comes from farms with a responsible approach to managing their lands and animals. The yarn contains 80% certified wool and 20% recycled content.

Available as an option, Nappa leather, produced by premium leather maker Bridge of Weir, is 100% traceable, chrome-free, and animal welfare secured. The raw hides used – a by-product of the food industry – are sourced locally from responsible suppliers in the UK and Ireland, which are two of the highest-rated territories globally in the Animal Protection Index.

Commenting on the pricing announcement, Head of Polestar Australia, Samantha Johnson, says: “Polestar 3 is a highly anticipated addition to the Polestar range in this market. Last year, SUVs represented 53% of new vehicle sales in Australia, a tally that has more than doubled since 2010.

“We know Australians want more electric vehicles that are ‘fit for purpose’ and with Polestar 3 we will deliver just that – a new, premium benchmark for driving excellence, technological integration and sustainability for the electric age.”

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