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Polestar 5 to feature new bonded aluminium platform

Polestar has confirmed that the forthcoming Polestar 5 electric performance 4-door GT will feature a brand-new bonded aluminium platform.

The Swedish EV maker, jointly owned by Volvo and the automaker’s Chinese parent company, Geely, says the UK-developed bonded aluminium platform is light-weight and rigid, offering superlative performance and environmental advantages.

While this technology has previously proven labour-intensive and difficult to use in mass production vehicles without sacrificing quality, Polestar claims its team has resolved this challenge by developing an entirely new, faster manufacturing process that develops both body and platform in unison.

As a result of the new materials and techniques involved, the body-in-white (completed platform and body) is expected to weigh less than that of cars in smaller segments, contributing to improved vehicle efficiency, real-world EV range and dynamic responsiveness, all while delivering leading safety levels.

The new bonded aluminium platform will also help drive faster product introduction, high quality and platform rigidity, according to the brand.

Pete Allen, head of Polestar UK R&D said: “We knew we wanted this car to be light-weight, we knew we wanted high quality and we knew we wanted it quickly.

“This architecture delivers outstanding dynamic and safety attributes, with low investment technology applicable to high production volumes.”