Polestar has expanded its research and development capacity with the establishment of a new R&D centre in the UK. Situated in Coventry, the new facility will, the company says, give it the ability to engineer its future electric performance vehicles.
Polestar’s UK engineering operation will initially employ around 60 engineers. Polestar says these engineers have already been involved in preliminary development work for the company and will now be fully immersed in future Polestar car projects.
“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,” said Hans Pehrson, responsible for Research and Development at Polestar.
“The team that will kick start the new UK R&D subsidiary is already well-versed in Polestar engineering philosophy, and we will expand the initial team further during the course of 2019. These engineers will be a great complement to our existing R&D team based in Sweden, and other supporting teams around the world.”