Electric Roadster Production Increases Beyond 500 Cars
The Polestar 6 won’t be produced until 2026, but the carmaker has definite plans in store for their electric roadster. Initially, statement was made that merely 500 versions of the grand tourer were to be built, however, there seems to have been a shift in their approach- production will now rely upon necessity. What’s more, we already grasp how high the request for the 6 is.
Within a week of the auto’s August 16th announcement, all 500 build spots were completely booked. Booking up these slots doesn’t necessarily signify sales, but it does reflect a robust enthusiasm for the deliverable edition of the electric roadster. During a recent interview with Autocar, Polestar’s CEO Thomas Ingenlath affirmed that if people expressed interest, “the firm would not cap it at 500.”
In late August, shortly after the unveiling of Polestar 6, Ingelath remarked that the initial 500 reservation holders will start to receive the all-electric grand tourer in 2026. After these cars have been given to the appointed people, the production will be amended to match requests. Polestar’s Chief Executive Officer praised the 6 as an electric roadster “that anybody, even those who love petrol-guzzlers, can appreciate” and noted “there has been great enthusiasm with our consumers.”
On paper, the Polestar 6 appears to be very appealing. Its collapsible hardtop is built on the same 800-volt electric car foundation that is the basis of the Polestar 5. It’s equipped with a dual-motor system providing 884 hp (650 kW) and 664 lb-ft (900 Nm) of torque. This is enough muscle in order to attain a 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) time of just 3.2 seconds, with a limited top speed of 155 mph (250 kph).
Polestar put forth a display of the design for the production 6 with their O2 concept. Nevertheless, the company’s leader admitted qualms about making the idea into an actual vehicle, yet Polestar resolved to assemble the convertible in the end, mostly because of the huge welcome from prospective customers.