Shark-Nosed Polestar 5 electric sedan set to launch in 2024
Swedish brand Polestar has released a video teasing the production version of the Precept concept car first whispered about back in April. We expect that instead of being a limited edition like the Polestar 1, the new Polestar 5 will get a full production run.
Polestar is hoping that the 5 will become the new halo model for sustainable vehicles. It uses a flax-based composite for exterior and cabin parts and will be built in a new Chinese factory that’s completely carbon-neutral.
Precept concept tweaked
The all-electric four-door Polestar 5 looks very much like the original concept in proportions and signature lighting. It’s a more muscular design from Polestar, something we’ve already begun to see in the Polestar 3, which will be released next year.
The Polestar 5 has a striking design, with a wheelbase in line with a Mercedes S-Class. Changes from the concept include the removal of rear suicide doors, bigger door handles, and traditional mirrors instead of side rear-view cameras.
Balancing efficiency with range
Polestar has said that while range is an important factor in electric vehicles, it’s not the only consideration for a sports car. The higher the range, the less efficient an electric vehicle is due to the weight of the battery.
Based on what we know so far, it’s unlikely that the Polestar 5 will have a range of over 500km (310 miles), though this is still an excellent range if you live in an area with lots of charging stations. And with the UK government now mandating that all new houses and buildings must have an electric charger, the landscape for electric vehicles in the country is set to change quickly.
Though the development of the machine is well underway, the launch will not be until 2024 to allow for engineering and testing. A premium all-electric sports car is no mean feat to achieve. It will go head-to-head with battery-powered performance electric sedans from Porsche, Lucid, and Tesla.
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