Manufacturing of the associated Polestar 3 and Volvo EX90 electrical SUVs have each been pushed again, although it’s unclear simply how this can have an effect on Australian deliveries.
Each corporations put out statements in a single day saying extra time is required for closing software program growth and testing. It’s unclear what has brought on this want for further growth time.
The Polestar 3 and EX90 are each now anticipated to enter manufacturing within the first half of 2024. They have been each initially meant to enter manufacturing through the fourth quarter of this yr.
“At this stage we’re uncertain concerning the timing implications for Australian Polestar 3 prospects, however we’re working to determine a revised timeline with our colleagues in Sweden and can present an replace to our prospects as quickly as potential,” mentioned a Polestar Australia spokesperson.
A Volvo Automotive Australia spokesperson echoed comparable feedback, saying it’s “too early to inform” how this manufacturing delay will have an effect on Australian EX90 prospects.
The Polestar 3 was first revealed in October 2022 and the Polestar Australia web site at present exhibits deliveries are estimated to start out from the second quarter of 2024.
The corporate had beforehand indicated deliveries would start within the first quarter of 2024.
It’s price noting the manufacturing delay doesn’t have an effect on the not too long ago revealed Polestar 4 electrical crossover, which is confirmed to launch in markets outdoors of China in early 2024.
The Volvo EX90 however was first revealed in November 2022 and is at present slated to reach Down Below within the late 2024 in response to the Volvo Automotive Australia web site.
Volvo had beforehand confirmed deliveries would begin within the third quarter of 2024.
It’s unclear whether or not there can be additional delays for each fashions.
As beforehand reported, Volvo Automotive Australia public relations director Greg Bosnich advised CarExpert earlier this yr prospects are lining as much as put their names down for an EX90 even with out native pricing and specs.
“We already had a variety of orders [deposits] already. Even with none specification or pricing – it’s within the double digits already,” Mr Bosnich mentioned.
Volvo will observe an analogous format to the launch of the all-electric XC40 Recharge for taking buyer orders with each the retailer and on-line portals providing an order alternative.
“I feel the retailer will at all times have a component of involvement, but it surely’s identical to our different electrical autos. We’ll go surfing and the concept is that Volvo desires to have a direct relationship with the patron,” mentioned Mr Bosnich.
“We’ve executed that with XC40 Recharge, we did that with the C40 Recharge and we’ll observe that format with the brand new and thrilling EX90.”