The high-performance Polestar 1 is coming to just a few countries


It’s either good news or bad news for prospective customers of the Polestar 1 gas-electric coupe. Those living in some traditionally strong markets for parent Volvo’s cars will get first crack at picking up one of the first 500 units of the 600-horsepower car. Others, however, will be left in the cold for quite a while.

Polestar, Volvo’s performance subdivision, announced Thursday the Polestar 1 coupe it showed off in October would be officially ready to order early next year, ahead of production starting in mid-2019 at a new plant in Chengdu, China. (Volvo is owned by the Chinese automotive giant Geely). The US, China, Sweden, Germany, Norway and the Netherlands will get Polestar Spaces, which will be the physical locations where…

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