Volvo’s independent electric execution mark sketched out its anticipates Thursday for pitching an auto to contend with Tesla in a retail experience to equal Apple.
Polestar Cars says it will start opening “Apple store-like” showrooms in the U.S. late one year from now in time for the dispatch of its first vehicle, the 600-torque Polestar 1 module crossover sports auto. Headquartered close by its Volvo Car Group parent organization in Gothenburg, Sweden, and Rockleigh, N.J., Polestar is thinking about destinations in 10 urban areas.
The $155,000 auto will have an electric scope of 93 miles, not as much as half of the completely electric Model S vehicle however longer than most module cross breeds available. The organization is building a manufacturing plant in Chengdu, China to item 500 autos every year for the initial three years. The primary year’s run is as of now sold out.
Like Tesla and other extravagance automakers, Polestar is following an industry pattern to take the “bother” out of auto proprietorship by bringing the shopping procedure on the web. It’s additionally previous conventional renting for the Polestar 1 for money deals or a membership display that incorporates protection and essential upkeep and takes out up front installments and residuals.
Polestar said it will open its initially round of stores in or around 10 urban areas: New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Miami, Chicago, Washington DC, Dallas or Houston, Boston, and Atlanta. Another 10 to 20 will follow in the U.S. what’s more, Canada, as per representative John Paolo Canton. The main stores are relied upon to open in late 2019 or mid 2020, in time for conveyances of Polestar 1, and its second auto, a Tesla Model 3 contender named Polestar 2 that will be evaluated somewhere in the range of $45,000 and $55,000.
The stores will fill in as a “guide shop where you can look, contact and feel, yet the last exchange will be on the web,” Canton said. “Fundamentally you get a greater amount of an Apple store involvement.”
The staff won’t chip away at commission, “so there’s no strain to purchase,” he included.
Arrangements are additionally in progress with financial specialists for around 75 Polestar stores all inclusive, from Oslo to Beijing,Canton said. The autos won’t be sold in Volvo dealerships.