Polestar’s next flagship will feature extremely fast charging technology. A very short stop will allow you to regain more than 150 km of autonomy.
On the occasion of its “Polestar Day”, organized in Los Angeles in the presence of customers and investors, the Swede gave new information on its fifth model, simply named Polestar 5. As a reminder, this is a GT sedan, rival to the Porsche Taycan.
We remember that the vehicle was barely camouflaged last summer during the Goodwood Festival of Speed. This time, Polestar has completely removed the camouflage… but the manufacturer has only released this official image of the rear. As on the 4, there is no rear window, it is the roof which extends a little.
The 5 will have the right to its own platform. A year ago, the manufacturer announced the presence of two motors, one on each axle, with a maximum cumulative power of 650 kW, or 884 hp.
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Polestar this time announced that it had signed an agreement with the South Korean SK On for the supply of battery cell modules. The manufacturer says it has chosen its technology “which offers very efficient chemistry, fast charging, optimized discharge and superior autonomy”. The high nickel battery cell modules include ultra-long 56 cm cells with high energy density. Battery capacity remains unknown, as does autonomy.
But that’s not all. Polestar also mentioned another partnership, that with StoreDot. With it, it promises an extremely fast charging battery. With StoreDot’s “semi-solid” battery technology, silicon replaces the graphite present in the lithium battery. The promise is a recharge of 160 km in just five minutes! A prototype will be tested in 2024.
The 5 will be launched with SK On batteries in 2025. For ultra-fast charging, you will have to wait until 2027.
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