Electric Car Brand Polestar Opens Retail Location in Marin County, California
MAHWAH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 16, 2021--
Polestar has opened a new retail location in Corte Madera, California. Polestar Marin will offer sales, service, and test drives of the Polestar 1 electric performance hybrid GT and the Polestar 2 electric performance fastback. It will also service customers living within a 150-mile radius via a free pickup and delivery service program. Polestar Marin is located at The Village at Corte Madera, 1700 Redwood Highway, Corte Madera, CA 94925.
“We continue to rapidly expand our Polestar Space network across North America,” says Gregor Hembrough, Head of Polestar North America. “With the addition of Polestar Marin, we continue to redefine the premium experience within the San Francisco market.”
In partnership with Price Simms Family Dealerships, the newest Polestar Space in the San Francisco Bay Area will give customers the opportunity to experience Polestar vehicles first-hand and ask questions in a non-traditional retail environment. Test drives of the brand’s first all-electric vehicle – Polestar 2 – can be coordinated on-site or at home via Polestar.com/test-drive.
“We have seen a great reaction from customers since opening Polestar Marin in a temporary location earlier this year, and we are looking forward to welcoming them to the new permanent Space in our hometown,” said Nick Price, Vice President of Operations at Price Simms Family Dealerships. “Polestar has been a great addition to the Price Simms family.”
Polestar also offers a convenient home delivery and service program. Customers living within 150 miles of a Polestar Space can have their Polestar vehicle retrieved and returned for servicing free of charge, enabling a convenient Polestar ownership experience without being troubled by vehicle service appointments.
For those living further than 150 miles from a Polestar Space, Polestar offers a mobile service program in which a Polestar technician will travel to the owner’s location for minor repairs or software updates. Mobile service can be requested by contacting Polestar Support 24/7 via phone or at polestar.com/contact.
Polestar Spaces are already open in 15 states. The brand’s retail network is expected to grow to a total of 38 locations across the country by the end of 2022.
This represents Polestar taking yet another step in strengthening its future growth plans. In September 2021, the company announced its intention to list on the Nasdaq stock exchange in a business combination with Gores Guggenheim, Inc. (Nasdaq: GGPI, GGPIW and GGPIU).
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Polestar was established as a new, standalone Swedish premium electric vehicle manufacturer in 2017. Founded by Volvo Cars and Geely Holding, Polestar enjoys specific technological and engineering synergies with Volvo Cars and benefits from significant economies of scale as a result.
Polestar is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, and its vehicles are currently available and on the road in markets across Europe, North America,China and Asia Pacific. By 2023, the company plans to be present in 30 global markets. Polestar cars are currently manufactured in two facilities in China, with additional future manufacturing planned in the USA.
In September 2021, Polestar announced its intention to list as a public company on the Nasdaq in a business combination agreement with Gores Guggenheim, Inc. Full information on this definitive agreement can be found here.
In the US, the local Polestar office is located in the New York metro area, in Mahwah, New Jersey. Polestar Spaces have been opened in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Orange County, Calif.; New York City; Denver, Colorado; Boston; Central and Southern New Jersey; Dallas; Austin; Detroit; Minneapolis; Phoenix; Seattle; Atlanta; Charlotte, North Carolina; Connecticut, South Florida, and Washington D.C., with more to follow in Central California, the Pacific Northwest, and Hawaii.
Polestar has produced two electric performance cars. The Polestar 1 was built between 2019 and 2021 as a low-volume electric performance hybrid GT with a carbon fiber body, 619 hp, 738 lb-ft of torque, and an electric-only range of 52 miles (EPA) – the longest of any hybrid car in the world.
The Polestar 2 electric performance fastback is the company’s first fully electric, high volume car. The Polestar 2 model range includes three variants with a combination of long- and standard range batteries as large as 78 kWh, and dual- and single-motor powertrains with as much as 408 hp and 487 lb-ft of torque.
In the coming three years, Polestar plans to launch one new electric vehicle per year, starting with Polestar 3 in 2022 – the company’s first electric performance SUV. Polestar 4 is expected to follow in 2023, a smaller electric performance SUV coupe.
In 2024, the Polestar 5 electric performance 4-door GT is planned to be launched as the production evolution of Polestar Precept – the manifesto concept car that Polestar released in 2020 that showcases the brand’s future vision in terms of design, technology, and sustainability. As the company seeks to reduce its climate impact with every new model, Polestar aims to produce a truly climate-neutral car by 2030.
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Gores Guggenheim, Inc. (Nasdaq: GGPI, GGPIW, and GGPIU) is a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by an affiliate of The Gores Group, LLC, founded by Alec Gores, and by an affiliate of Guggenheim Capital, LLC. Gores Guggenheim completed its initial public offering in April 2021, raising approximately USD 800 million in cash proceeds for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. Gores Guggenheim’s strategy is to identify and complete business combinations with market leading companies with strong equity stories that will benefit from the growth capital of the public equity markets and be enhanced by the experience and expertise of Gores’ and Guggenheim’s long history and track record of investing in and operating businesses.
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