Electric vehicle brand Polestar opens retail space in Scottsdale
Polestar, the premium electric car maker, today opened a new outlet – known as Polestar Space – in Scottsdale, Arizona. The new showroom offers sales, service, and road tests of the Polestar 2 all-electric performance fastback. Polestar Scottsdale is located in the Scottsdale Fashion Square mall at 7014 East Camelback Road and is operated by Courtesy Automotive.
As the company’s first retail outlet in Arizona, Polestar Scottsdale offers residents of the “Valley of the Sun” the opportunity to experience Polestar vehicles first-hand and learn more about them from the specialists. Polestar in an avant-garde setting. As part of the brand’s innovative retail model, Polestar 2 vehicles can be ordered online at https://www.polestar.com/us/polestar-2/configurator/ for home delivery in the greater Phoenix area, or with the help of a Polestar specialist at Scottsdale Space. A test drive can be coordinated on site or at a location chosen by the customer via Polestar.com/test-drive.
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“Polestar Scottsdale gives the brand a big presence in the Southwest. Phoenix is a rapidly growing market, with a 99% year-over-year increase in EV registrations in 2021,” said Gregor Hembrough, Head of Polestar North America. “After several months of operating from a temporary facility, we are thrilled to be in our permanent home in the greater Phoenix area.”
Arizona, already on the 11thand the largest market in the United States for electric vehicles, is experiencing robust growth, with electric car sales up 96% year-over-year in 2021, according to data from IHS Markit.
With a growing range of customization options for the Polestar 2, Scottsdale-area buyers now have the choice of two engine variants and three optional equipment packages. The ability to opt for an all-metal roof, as opposed to the previously standard full-length glass roof, is particularly noteworthy for desert-climate markets. The single-motor Polestar 2 has an EPA-estimated range of up to 270 miles* and starts at $45,900, both the longest and cheapest model in Polestar’s lineup. The 408-hp twin-motor variant starts at $49,900.
“We are thrilled to move Polestar Scottsdale into its permanent ‘Space’ within Scottsdale Fashion Square among some of the world’s leading luxury brands,” said Jason Church, COO of Courtesy Automotive Group. “For customers who don’t want or need to visit our new space, Polestar specialists will deliver a vehicle to the customer’s site for a test drive, and cars can be purchased on Polestar.com. Polestar 2 electric vehicles are readily available through Polestar Scottsdale.
Customers living within 150 miles of Polestar Scottsdale can have their Polestar vehicle picked up and returned for service free of charge, allowing for a convenient Polestar ownership experience without the hassle of vehicle service appointments. This encompasses the entire “Valley of the Sun” area of greater Phoenix as well as the Tucson market.
For those who live more than 150 miles from Polestar Scottsdale, Polestar offers a mobile service program where a Polestar-trained technician will visit the owner for minor repairs or software updates. Mobile service can be requested by contacting Polestar 24/7 Support by phone at 800-806-2504 or polestar.com/contact.
Polestar Scottsdale is just the next in a rapid expansion of the brand’s Spaces retail network, with a goal of 35 locations across the US and Canada by the end of 2022.
This expansion continues to strengthen Polestar’s position ahead of its proposed combination with Gores Guggenheim, Inc. (Nasdaq: GGPI, GGPIW and GGPIU), which is expected to be completed in the first half of 2022.