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Hans Pehrson to head R&D at Polestar

Volvo Group’s performance road car brand Polestar has appointed Hans Pehrson as head of R&D and electric propulsion strategy. Pehrson will join Polestar’s management team and oversee the auto maker’s electric propulsion strategy.

“I am very excited to join Polestar, a company at the forefront of technology and developing the electric cars that will be the future of the automotive industry, and where my passion lies,” said Pehrson.

“This important field is changing rapidly and I am really looking forward to being part of that development, and continuing to push the boundaries of new technology within electric vehicles.”

With 30 years’ experience within the automotive industry, including positions such as technical director for the Volvo C30 Electric and manager of Volvo Cars Electric Propulsion System Engineering, Pehrson will guide the future development of the recently-separated Polestar brand.

“Hans Pehrson has been a driving force in electric vehicle technology and development within Volvo Cars since the first consideration of electric powertrains,” added Thomas Ingenlath, CEO at Polestar.

“To have Hans running Polestar’s R&D team, and guiding the company’s Electric Propulsion strategy, is a great step forward in our future as the Electric Performance brand.”

Since unveiling its first model, the Polestar 1, the company has vowed to electrify its entire line-up. The appointment of Pehrson is a key part of this electric powertrain development.

Written by Sam Petters

7 February 2018


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