Polestar, the premium electric performance car maker, today opened a new retail location – known as a Polestar Space – in Scottsdale, Arizona. The new showroom offers sales, service, and test drives of the all-electric Polestar 2 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 location in Arizona, Polestar Scottsdale gives ‘Valley of the Sun’ residents the opportunity to experience Polestar vehicles first-hand and learn more about them from Polestar Specialists in an avant-garde setting. As part of the brand’s innovative retail model, Polestar 2 vehicles can be ordered online for home delivery in the greater Phoenix area, or with the help of a Polestar Specialist at the Scottsdale Space.
“Polestar Scottsdale gives the brand a great presence in the Southwest. Phoenix is a rapidly growing market, with a 99% year-over-year increase in EV registrations in 2021,” says 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 the 11th largest market in the US for EVs, is experiencing robust growth, with sales of electric cars up 96% year-over-year in 2021, according to IHS Markit data.
With an expanding array of customization options for Polestar 2, Scottsdale-area buyers now have the selection of two motor variants and three optional equipment packs. Specifically notable for desert-climate markets is the ability to opt for a full-metal roof, versus the previously standard full-length glass roof previously standard. The single-motor Polestar 2 has an EPA-estimated range of up to 270 miles* and starts at $45,900, both the longest-range and the least expensive model in Polestar’s lineup. The 408-hp dual-motor variant starts at $49,900.
“We are excited to move Polestar Scottsdale into its permanent ‘Space’ within Scottsdale Fashion Square among some of the world’s leading luxury brands,” said Jason Church, Chief Operating Officer of Courtesy Automotive Group. “For customers who don’t want or need to come visit our new Space, Polestar Specialists will deliver a vehicle to the customer’s location for a test drive, and cars can be purchased through Polestar.com. Polestar 2 EVs are readily available through Polestar Scottsdale.”
Customers living within 150 miles of Polestar Scottsdale can have their Polestar vehicle retrieved and returned for servicing free of charge, enabling a convenient Polestar ownership experience without being troubled by vehicle service appointments. This encompasses the entire ‘Valley of the Sun’ area of greater Phoenix as well as the Tucson market.
For those living further than 150 miles from Polestar Scottsdale, Polestar offers a mobile service program in which a Polestar-trained technician will travel to the owner’s location for minor repairs or software updates.
Polestar Scottsdale is only the next in a rapid expansion of the brand’s retail network of Spaces, with the goal of 35 locations across the U.S. and Canada by the end of 2022.
This expansion continues to strengthen Polestar’s position ahead of its proposed business combination with Gores Guggenheim, Inc. (Nasdaq: GGPI, GGPIW and GGPIU), which is expected to close in the first half of 2022.