Polestar and South Korean battery manufacturer SK On have signed an agreement on the supply of battery cell modules for the forthcoming Polestar 5 electric 4-door GT. The new model draws its inspiration from the Precept concept on which the brand was founded.
SK On was chosen for their superior battery cell technology, offering high-performing chemistry, fast charging, efficient discharging and a longer driving range. The high-nickel battery cell modules comprise ultra-long 56cm cells with high energy density.
“Our relationship with SK On has been fruitful following our initial MOU and their investment in our brand,” Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath said.
“Polestar 5 is developing at pace and will feature this high-capacity battery to provide the performance expected of our grand tourer.”
SK On CEO Jee Dong-seob described the partnership as the beginning of the brand’s futures together.
“We are delighted to collaborate with Polestar on its top-tier EV model. We will solidify our partnership with Polestar and create new opportunities through this agreement.”
Production of the Polestar 5 is planned to start in 2025. Its evolution from the Polestar Precept concept car and is being previewed in a YouTube documentary series, “From Concept to Car”, which details its journey to reality.
The Swedish car maker has already set benchmarks with its Polestar 2 model range, which is available in Long Range and Standard Range, with single and dual motors. Its next model release will be the upcoming Polestar 3 SUV.
It will be followed by the recently unveiled Polestar 4 compact coupe-styled SUV.