Polestar has expanded its research and development capacity with the establishment of a new R&D center in the UK. Situated in Coventry, England, the company says the new facility will allow it to increase its R&D capabilities and will further strengthen the brand’s ability to engineer its future electric performance vehicles. Polestar’s UK engineering operation will initially employ around 60 engineers.

"Investing in the automotive engineering talent that the UK has to offer will strengthen our capabilities,” said Thomas Ingenlath, Chief Executive Officer at Polestar. “The passion and dedication of these great engineers fits the Polestar spirit perfectly and will allow us to create some really awesome cars!”

Hans Pehrson, responsible for Research and Development at Polestar, commented, “Polestar’s role as a technology spearhead requires new and developing skills in low-volume, lightweight, multi-material performance car engineering, and the new UK operation will allow us to take the next steps towards our future cars.

“The team that will kick start the new UK R&D subsidiary is already well-versed in Polestar engineering philosophy, and we will expand the initial team further during the course of 2019. These engineers will be a great complement to our existing R&D team based in Sweden, and other supporting teams around the world.”