Electric car + autonomous drone
Swedish EV brand Polestar has provided yet another proof of its departure from the DNA of parent company Volvo Cars by unveiling its second Polestar O₂ concept car with an integrated cinematic drone. This will be an all-electric hardtop convertible based on the automaker’s Precept concept and showcases what Polestar has in store for its future EVs, both in terms of design and environmental friendliness, according to a company spokesperson. Whether or not the cinematic drone option will be enabled, however, remains to be seen.
Regarding the built-in drone, Polestar also explained that in order to implement the built-in drone option, its engineers have developed a special aerodynamic cover located just behind the rear seats, which can rise to create a negative pressure area. The built-in drone itself is held by the magnetic field of the built-in magnet, which is turned off before the drone is launched, allowing it to take off, and vice versa, is activated when the drone is landing, including when the car is moving at speeds up to 90 km/h.
Developer about Polestar O₂
Polestar O₂ is our vision for a new era of sports cars. Blending the joy of open-top driving with the purity of electric mobility, it opens up a new blend of driving emotions. But, like all our cars, we are not limited to sprint races in a straight line. After all, it is when you turn the steering wheel that the real fun begins.
When is mass production?
According to JP Canton, head of Polestar PR, they all would like to start with the Polestar O₂, but this is not being considered at the moment, as the main focus of the company is on the release of the Polestar 3 model to the market.
Polestar is a growing premium EV brand launched in 2017 as a venture co-owned by Volvo Cars Group and Geely Holding. The automaker currently offers two electrified vehicles, the PHEV Polestar 1 and the all-electric Polestar 2, but it is also reported that (at least) three more electric vehicles are on the way.