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The Polestar O2 concept: video preview

Introducing the coolest concept electric sports car of 2022, and why Rory reckons it needs to be built immediately.

Polestar is a growing force in the electric car world, and whilst the Swedish brand hasn’t been around as long as big names such as Tesla, its latest offerings are definitely something to shout about.
While the Polestar 2 drove away with New Car of the Year, Most Loved Car and Best Premium Electric Car in the 2022 Auto Trader New Car Awards the brand’s latest concept has also been whipping up a storm. Could this concept EV be in a class of its own? Watch as Rory gets up, close and personal with the Polestar O2 concept car in our latest video.
Polestar O2 exterior front view
Polestar O2 exterior front view
Polestar O2 exterior side view
Polestar O2 exterior side view

Polestar O2 concept

Put simply, the Polestar O2 is a re-imagination of the traditional sports car for the electric era. The two-seat, fully electric roadster epitomises the brand’s focus on “communicating technology through design”, whilst making sustainability a cornerstone of its mission.
Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath is on record as saying “my ambition is to make it a production car,” and we can see why. While the much-hyped Tesla Roadster remains a distant dream the Polestar O2 really could make waves in a market that hasn’t seen a whole lot of experimentation as yet. At the concept’s reveal in LA earlier in 2022, Ingenlath stated, “Polestar O2 is the hero car for our brand. It opens the door to our secret chamber of future potential. This is a taste of what we can design and engineer.”
Polestar O2 rear view
Polestar O2 rear view
Polestar O2 rear top view
Polestar O2 rear top view

Polestar O2 price and release date

As this model is still a concept it’s difficult to say exactly how much the O2 roadster EV will cost, though given its positioning it could be nudging on six figures.
As the Polestar 5 is due to be released in 2024, we could see the Polestar O2 closely follow for a release in late 2024 or early 2025. Discover Polestar on Auto Trader now.
Polestar O2 exterior front top view
Polestar O2 exterior front top view
Polestar O2 exterior top view
Polestar O2 exterior top view

Polestar O2 mono-material interior

One of Polestar’s missions is to prove “that a car interior based on single material components can pair style with sustainability”, and the O2 roadster does just that. The mono-material interior is minimalist but stylish and opens the doorway to a more cyclical life-cycle for car components.
Typically, vehicle interiors use an array of materials and these combinations are difficult to separate at the recycling stage, which is both inefficient and ineffective. Polestar explains that, by contrast, “All of the soft components of the Polestar O2 interior are made from one base material: highly recyclable thermoplastic. Therefore, the foam, the adhesive, the 3D knit upholstery and the non-woven lamination can all be recycled without energy-intensive separation or loss of attributes.” Learn more about sustainability and electric cars here.
Polestar O2 interior
Polestar O2 interior
Polestar O2 headlights
Polestar O2 headlights

Polestar O2 drone

Dubbed “the ultimate selfie car”, one of the coolest features of the Polestar O2 is the cinematic drone, which can be deployed by the driver while in motion to autonomously film the experience.
Check out our latest video where Rory explores the new Polestar O2 concept.

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