Polestar, the Swedish electric automaker, has revealed its second concept vehicle, the Polestar O2. The all-electric, hard-top convertible seeks to fly away from its parent’s nest of the Volvo brand, quite literally with a deployable drone for aerial filming.
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What makes the announcement of the Polestar O2 exciting is that it’s the first electric two-seater sports car we’ve seen since the Tesla Roadster — now delayed until next year. While we don’t yet know enough specs to compare the two, such as range or battery capacity, the company did say that the high-torque P10 engine of the Precept could work here.
Additionally, the Polestar O2 will be flexible with its modular aluminum platform. The scalable architecture of the platform can adapt to different applications without compromising weight or stiffness. And best of all, aluminum is entirely recyclable.
Check out the concept video below for an overview of the Polestar O2s:
As described in the video, recycled polyester is the sole material for all the soft interior components. Therefore, the vehicle is sustainable inside and out. All materials can be reused for future models at the end of their life cycle.
It’s a bird; it’s a plane…no, it’s a drone!
Perhaps the most eye-catching feature of the Polestar O2 is the cinematic drone. This little companion can autonomously follow the Polestar EV at speeds up to 100km/h, capturing photos or videos of your journey. The drone will return to the car on its own as well.
Once parked, you can even edit and share the video clips directly from the fifteen-inch interior display.
“The drone definitely is the vehicle to produce memories, to produce shareable moments, to capture that experience that you have, together with your partner in the car, and the drone can film you. It can make really exciting dynamic shots of the car or very calm ones.”
-Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath
Time will tell whether or not the Polestar O2 will transition from concept into production. But we certainly think it has enough novelty and sustainability to justify its existence.