While most automakers have reported sales declines due to the supply chain issues, it’s surprising that at least one automaker has seen its sales rise this year. Polestar has announced that its sales increased 125 percent in the first half of 2022.
Polestar delivered 21,200 cars in the first six months of this year, which more than doubles the deliveries from 9,510 cars in the same period in 2021. Due to the strong sales, Polestar still expects to sell 50,000 cars this year.
“It is great to see that the number of enthusiastic Polestar 2 customers is growing so quickly,” says Polestar CEO, Thomas Ingenlath. “I am very confident that the strong momentum we have seen this year in brand awareness and sales figures will accelerate powerfully in the coming years as more ground-breaking cars are revealed.”
Polestar’s sales are expected to continue to increase once it starts deliveries of its first electric SUV, the Polestar 3.
“Polestar 3 will stand out amongst other SUV offerings and boost our growth trajectory. It also represents the expansion of our manufacturing footprint into the United States as we become even more global. It is an important next step towards our goal of selling 290,000 cars in 2025 – ten times more than we sold in 2021,” Thomas Ingenlath stated.