Today, in China, Luqiao, the production of the Polestar 2 fastback was launched. This is the first electric car of the brand, but another thing is surprising – the European model climbed the assembly line in the midst of a pandemic. “We start production when the world is confronted with severe shocks due to coronavirus. This is a great achievement and the result of incredible efforts on the part of the plant personnel and specialists providing supplies. I have great respect for the whole team! ” – said Thomas Ingenlat general director. According to him, the delivery of cars to customers is scheduled for the summer. Europe will be the first Polestar 2, followed by China and North America.
The situation outside the PRC remains difficult for Volvo. Three Swedish and one American plants will be closed from March 26 to April 14. The Belgian company in Ghent was stopped until April 5th. From the 26th, office workers must work from home, their working hours are reduced. “Our main concern is the health of our employees and the future of our business,” emphasizes Volvo President Hokan Samuelsson.