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Volvo's in-house performance arm on Thursday announced it has begun building road-going prototypes of the hybrid grand tourer for on-road evaluation, weather testing and crash tests.
Unlike the production vehicles that will be produced in a new Polestar plant in China, the prototypes are being pieced together mostly by hand in Sweden. The new production equipment and assembly techniques developed to build the Polestar 1's carbon fiber body will be tested and refined before they're transferred to the factory.
All future Polestar models will be full electric vehicles, which includes the Polestar 2 sedan that will be a direct competitor to the Tesla Model 3. The Polestar 3 SUV will appear in the years to come.
Polestar 1 PHEV looks sleek at its Geneva Motor Show rollout