Polestar has recently confirmed the development of the upcoming Polestar 5, an electric EV that’s using a new bonded aluminum platform. This material has been found to be both lightweight and durable, greatly improving the performance of the vehicle. Previously, this form of aluminum was found to be too difficult to use in mass production purposes. Now, it has been resolved by Polestar’s team of 280 sports car engineers via a new process that makes it finally feasible.
Now, with the use of this new material, the body weighs much less than other EVs in its market. This has produced real-time advantages such as an increase to EV range and overall responsiveness while not sacrificing the safety of the drivers. The usage of this bonded aluminum frame also lends itself to be much faster to produce and to have better quality and durability.
Pete Allen, the Head of R&D for Polestar UK, has already stated their goals for a lightweight and high-quality vehicle. Most of all, they wanted it to be done as soon as they can. This led them to a design that provided them with a safe yet dynamic platform that uses new technologies in a high-production setting.
This new 4-door Polestar 5 is made with rigidity in mind, staying close to the Precept concept car that inspired this new design. Thomas Ingenlath, the CEO of Polestar, has praised the work of the R&D team and how their findings have enabled the company to develop such an advanced sports car. This same spirit of innovation allows the brand to push forward throughout the years as a premiere automotive manufacturer.
The Polestar 5’s development will be documented through the YouTube series “Precept: From Concept to Car”. Its announcement is also part of Polestar’s plans to position itself ahead of a proposed business deal with Gores Guggenheim, Inc.