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Polestar 3 launches in UAE

by Madaline Dunn

Al-Futtaim Electric Mobility Company, the official distributor of Polestar in the UAE, has announced the official launch of Polestar 3.

Polestar 3 is a fully electric 5-seat SUV with a power range of up to 380 kW and 910 Nm of torque.

It features aerodynamic optimisations, including a front aero wing integrated into the bonnet, an aero wing integrated into the rear spoiler, and rear aero blades.

Further, it is available at launch with a dual-motor configuration with a power bias towards the rear, and an optional Performance Pack for increased power and torque.

It offers a 111 kWh battery pack with a driving range of up to 610km WLTP.

It is also equipped for bidirectional charging, enabling future potential for vehicle-to-grid and plug-and-charge capabilities.

This is also the brand’s first vehicle planned to be produced on two continents, it was shared.

In the UAE, Polestar 3 prototypes were tested last year with temperatures reaching up to 50°C, aimed to fine-tune the vehicle’s climate system as a part of extreme weather tests to ensure optimal performance.

Speaking about the launch, Hasan Nergiz, Managing Director, Al-Futtaim Electric Mobility Company, said: “Polestar 3 is one of the most anticipated electric vehicles worldwide, and of course, we are thrilled to bring this car into the region. For us, this is the car that will unlock the UAE market for Polestar, as it redefines what SUVs can do in terms of performance in the electric age, while enabling zero carbon emissions. It is also a strong manifestation of our commitment to continue spearheading the sustainable mobility transition of the country, and delivering the best of performance, luxury and sustainability, all at the same time.

“The introduction of Polestar 3 is perfectly timed, as Al-Futtaim continue to drive investments in shaping an end-to-end electric mobility ecosystem across the UAE, including our own charging stations and the region’s first IMI-certified e-mobility training centre launched by us last year.”

It was shared that Polestar 3 is also equipped with central computing using the NVIDIA DRIVE core computer and carries next-generation advanced active and passive safety technology from Volvo Cars.

This includes interior radar sensors that can detect sub-millimetre movements in the interior of the car.

This is also linked to the climate control system to avoid heat stroke or hypothermia.

Further collaborations with safety technology partners like Zenseact, Luminar and Smart Eye provide Polestar 3 with ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) technology.

Meanwhile, the infotainment system is powered by a next-generation Snapdragon Cockpit Platform from Qualcomm Technologies.

The infotainment interface is powered by Android Automotive OS and features Google built-in, an evolution of the system first introduced in Polestar 2.

Standard equipment includes air suspension, a panoramic glass roof, all-LED lighting, retractable door handles, and 21-inch alloy wheels.

Optional packs, such as the Pilot Pack with LiDAR from Luminar and the Performance Pack.

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