Polestar 6: New 2026 EV Roadster

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The Swedish manufacturer of high-performance electric cars Polestar recently confirmed the planned production of the Polestar 6 – a powerful EV Roadster. This means that Polestar’s O2 concept presented earlier this year in Los Angeles will become a reality, under the name Polestar 6. 

With the overwhelming consumer and press response, we took the decision to put this stunning roadster into production and I am so excited to make it a reality,” as by Polestar’s CEO Thomas Ingenlath.

The official launch date is estimated sometime in 2026. However, Polestar is already receiving reservations for the first edition of the model, called the LA Concept, which will be limited to only 500 pieces. They will all share the same Sky blue paint, and leather interior, as well as the 21-inch wheels from the O2 concept. 

The Polestar 6 will be a 2-door hardtop convertible with compact 2+2 seating. The impressive specs include 884 HP, 663 lb-ft of torque, 3.2 s from zero to 62 mph, and a top speed of 155 mph, as a result of the high-performance dual-motor and all-wheel drive. These specs are similar to the recently announced Polestar 5, which is a luxury four-door grand touring sedan. They will also share the same 800 V architecture, meaning that fast charging will be standard, and will share the same lightweight aluminum unibody platform. Other specs, such as the drag coefficient of this hardtop convertible, battery range, and acceleration numbers, are not yet publically available. 

The company was established in 1996 and is acquired by Volvo Cars in 2015, with headquarters in Torslanda, Sweden. Polestar announced big plans for the production of new models. Apart from the Polestar 5 and 6, the company also announced the Polestar 3 SUV, which will start with production in the Volvo’s manufacturing plant in South Carolina, as well as the Polestar 4, a midsized crossover, planned for 2023. The company plans to deliver 50,000 units in 2022, and to go all the way to selling 290,000 units by 2025 in 30 countries.

Bianca Van der Watt

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