By TechThop Team
Posted on: 16 Aug, 2022
A production version of Polestar's O2 electric roadster concept is expected to be released by 2026. At the time, the O2 showcased Polestar's bonded aluminum platform, drones, and other quirkier features.
The Polestar 5 Roadster is the company's second concept to be upgraded into a production model after Polestar announced earlier this year it would transform its Precept concept into the Polestar 5 in 2024.
A joint venture between Volvo and its Chinese parent company, Geely, takes the form of Polestar 2, a fastback sedan equipped with an all-electric powertrain. At the moment, Polestar is only available in one model.
The Polestar 3, which is an electric crossover SUV, is expected to be unveiled in the later part of 2021. It is also expected that the fourth vehicle will also be an SUV, and the Polestar 5 will be a four-door sedan with a hatchback at the rear.
The Polestar O2 shares some design traits with the Volvo Precept, including sharp lines and a unique lighting signature. Featuring a low, wide body and a compact cabin, Polestar describes the car as having 'classic sports car proportions with a more modern electric feel.
The Polestar 5 EV and Polestar 6 EV will be powered by the same 800-volt architecture that will enable them to be charged up to three times faster with a DC fast charger when they connect to one.
A dual motor powertrain is expected to be used on the O2 and will be able to produce an output of up to 884 horsepower and 663 lb-ft, with a target sprint time of 3.2 seconds from 0 to 62mph, and a top speed of 155mph.
The Polestar 6 will not go into production until 2026, but customers can reserve a build spot now by logging into the Polestar website. Polestar is producing 500 numbered units of its special 'LA Concept' roadster, with a sky-blue exterior, leather interior, and unique 21-inch wheels.
The Polestar 6 will carry over many of the O2 concept's environmental perks. In this case, recycled polyester was used as the sole material for all the soft interior components, such as seat foam, adhesive, 3D knit fibers, and non-woven lamination.
As well as reducing weight and waste, Polestar claims this simplifies recycling. The concept's most outlandish features, like the cinematic drone, will have to wait until production. A drone could be used to film owners driving along a twisty mountain road, for example.
The camera is designed to record driving sequences while the car is moving. As well as the drone, Aerofugia's consumer electronics brand Hoco Flow also developed the concept.
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