Polestar, the Swedish EV brand taking the electric car market by storm has kept its promise to turn its O2 concept car into a production-ready Polestar 6. And we are basically floating on air we’re so excited!
So, what do we know about this car from the clouds?
Well, the Polestar 6 will be the first ever convertible electric car. This is massive because the EV market is booming and yet it’s dominated by hatchbacks and SUVs. Polestar are bringing the fun cars to the forefront and we're here for it.
The Polestar 6 will follow the 02 concept closely, using Polestar’s new aluminium-intensive platform, already in place for the Polestar 5. The O2 has twin electric motors with a combined power of 650kW, smashes 0-62mph in just 3.2 seconds and comes with 872bhp. Top speed is 155mph. It’s likely you’ll be looking at very similar mega stats when the 6 launches in 2026.
Although the 6 is definitely going to become a reality, you’ll have to wait until 2026 for the real thing. This is partly because Polestar is already launching one new car every year, and partly because turning the O2 into a production car “isn’t easy”, as Polestar boss Thomas Ingenlath admits. Good things come to those who wait, though, right?
This might also explain why Polestar isn’t going to produce as many of the Polestar 6 as the Polestar 2, but it won't be built as a limited edition either. The guess is a number somewhere in the middle. There will also be 500 ‘Polestar 6 LA Concept’ editions cars that will come in the sky blue and light leather of the O2.
Price? Not confirmed yet but it is ball-parked around the £165,000 mark. It's going to be pricey then. But, it’s also everything the sustainable, forward-thinking electric performance brand stands for.
More details will no doubt spill out as the next four years fly by, but that's still a wait to go for eager EV buyers. While we can’t magic you up a Polestar 6 yet, we do have a Polestar 2 ready for you to snap up on cinch. No waiting time there!
If you're new to electric cars then our EV guides are a great jumping point for a dive into all things electric.
Electric cars are getting even greener too, so by 2026 you'll be Uber-environmentally friendly if you're driving around with a green licence plate.
By Freda Lewis-Stempel