Polestar builds UK R&D center for electric performance cars

The facility will support projects beyond Polestar 3.

Volvo's Polestar division has announced plans to build a new research-and-development center in Coventry, England.

The facility will initially employ approximately 60 engineers tasked with developing the company's future electric performance vehicles, beyond the planned Polestar 3.

"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," says Polestar R&D head Hans Pehrson.

The UK engineering team will gradually expand throughout 2019, further complementing the company's engineering operations in Sweden and parent Geely's Chinese facilities.

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