Polestar has announced it has officially started production of the Polestar 4. The company has confirmed that the first customer deliveries in China are expected before the end of 2023, and scheduled for an official launch in other Polestar markets in early 2024.
The first production vehicle, finished in Snow with distinctive Swedish gold details from the Performance Pack, rolled off the assembly line at the Hangzhou Bay factory operated by Geely Holding. Notably, this facility operates on renewable electricity, carrying the I-REC hydro power certificate and supplementing its power needs with photovoltaic electricity generated on the plant’s roof. This has in part resulted in Polestar 4 boasting the lowest carbon footprint at launch among all Polestar cars.
The Hangzhou Bay factory has adopted various eco-friendly practices, from non-chrome passivators to water-based paints aimed at curbing volatile organic compound emissions.
“The first Polestar 4 rolling off the production line today is the culmination of hard work from countless colleagues and partners. Polestar 4 stands out in design and performance, a remarkable SUV coupé in many ways. It is the first Polestar to feature a virtual rear window with world-class digital rear-view mirror. This car plays a very important role in our growing line-up of exclusive performance EVs. It illustrates the value of our diversified and asset-light approach, making use of our partner and major shareholder’s development and manufacturing expertise,” said Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO.
The Polestar 4, initially unveiled at the Shanghai Auto Show in April 2023, is positioned as the second SUV in the Polestar lineup. Boasting design cues from Polestar’s concept cars, it holds the distinction of being the fastest production car in the Polestar lineup to date.