The Polestar O2 is a new concept sports car with an integrated drone
Polestar has unveiled the O2 electric roadster concept car, a two-door hardtop convertible. The company says its second concept vehicle "merges art with technology", with a fun and joyful approach to its EV's design.
The O2 is aerodynamic, using aero ducts in the wheel arches and rear lights that double as air blades in place of wings or spoilers. The body is lightweight made of anodized aluminum body panels that are labelled for more straightforward recycling.
While Polestar recognizes that engine noise is important to many car enthusiasts, it believes that the silence of an electric vehicle has its benefits. For example, the silent engine and convertible roof allow you to experience the natural environment on your journey.
The vehicle includes a cinematic drone that can be deployed from the car's rear while driving. Polestar says that the drone is not a gimmick; the idea is that it can film you while you're driving at speeds up to 62 mph (100 kph). Videos captured by the drone can be edited and shared directly from the O2's infotainment system.
The car's sustainability has also been reflected inside the vehicle, with the designers considering the sourcing, transpotation and processing of the materials used. The interior is made from mono fabrics, such as woven flax and thermoplastics, rather than bonded layers of various materials. Again, this is to optimize the recyclability of the parts.
Polestar's previous concept car, the Precept, has led to the Polestar 5 which is set to launch in 2024. The company has not yet indicated if the O2 will also become a production vehicle.