Development Issues Mean Polestar, Volvo EVs Are Being Delayed

A white Polestar 3.
A white Polestar 3.

Polestar is reportedly slashing its 2023 volume forecast by as much as 25 percent, and it has announced the delay of its high-volume electric crossover: the Polestar 3, according to Automotive News. The culprit? Software development issues that have plagued Volvo’s new electric platform that will serve as the underpinnings for the 3 as well as the upcoming Volvo EX90 flagship.

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3 production is now supposedly being delayed to the first quarter of 2024. That’s a big pushback from the initial production start time of August 2023, and it’s the second delay for the Polestar 3. After the first, production was scheduled to begin at Volvo’s North Charleston, South Carolina factory in December of 2023. As for the EX90, well that’s even further in the future. AutoNews says we can expect to see deliveries of the three-row EV in the third quarter of 2024.

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