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Check out Polestar's first production center in China

The Polestar 1's first examples should be reaching buyers by the end of 2019.

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Polestar announced Monday evening that it has opened its first production facility in Chengdu, China.     

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Its first product is the aptly named Polestar 1, the first vehicle to carry the Polestar badge.     

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The building was opened on schedule, and the automaker expects its first deliveries to take place before the end of the year.    

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The former (and current, sort of) performance arm of Volvo had environmental responsibility on the mind when creating the Chengdu facility.     

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Specifically, the automaker wanted to aim for LEED Gold status, in addition to being one of the greenest car factories in China.    

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The building isn't just a factory, either.     

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While Polestar will build some 500 Polestar 1 cars per year in Chengdu -- totaling 1,500 over the car's three-year lifecycle -- there's also a customer experience center tucked in there.     

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In addition to an atrium that will let visitors check out the factory floor from a distance, there'll be a test track in the mix.     

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I think the test-track part is outside, though.

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Keep scrolling or clicking to check out even more pictures of Polestar's new facility in Chengdu.

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