Polestar and Luminar Expand Partnership to Multiple Vehicles
- New expanded partnership extends scope for future cars including Polestar 5
- Polestar 3 with Luminar lidar now available to order at Polestar.com
GOTHENBURG, Sweden & ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Polestar (Nasdaq: PSNY) and Luminar (Nasdaq: LAZR) announced plans to deepen their partnership by expanding the integration of Luminar’s technology on the Polestar 5 – the electric 4-door GT expected to launch in 2024 based on the Polestar Precept concept car. This expanded partnership provides a foundation to further collaborate on lidar integration and design on Polestar’s future vehicles.
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“Luminar is at the forefront of lidar technology development and this closer collaboration will allow for greater innovation in our cars to come. We look forward to combining our R&D and product design expertise to deliver truly stunning lidar integration and capabilities for the Polestar brand,” comments Polestar CEO, Thomas Ingenlath.
Both the Polestar 3 and Polestar 5 will seamlessly integrate Luminar’s long-range Iris lidar and software into the roofline. Coinciding with the announcement, sales of Polestar 3 with lidar have been brought forward so that customers in initial markets can now place orders for Polestar 3 with lidar, with deliveries expected in 2024 .
“As we successfully execute together, Polestar’s conviction in Luminar and the value of our technology has continued to accelerate. With this new expanded partnership and our shared pioneering spirit, we will push the boundaries of automotive technology and design into new territories for the next generations,” said Austin Russell, Founder and CEO, Luminar.
Notes to editors:
- Orders for Polestar 3 with lidar from Luminar start in European and North American Polestar markets on 2 February. Orders in Australia follow slightly later in February, and are planned to start in China from mid-April. Orders in all other Polestar markets are expected to start at a later date.
- First deliveries of Polestar 3 with lidar are expected in late 2024. Deliveries of orders for Polestar 3 without lidar, which opened on the day of the world premiere, 12 October 2022, are expected from Q4 2023. There is no change to the existing expected delivery timing on Polestar 3 overall, or the series production timing of Luminar’s lidar independent of Polestar.
Luminar is a global automotive technology company ushering in a new era of vehicle safety and autonomy. For the past decade, Luminar has built an advanced hardware and software platform to enable its more than 50 industry partners, including the majority of global automotive OEMs. From Volvo Cars and Mercedes-Benz for consumer vehicles and Daimler Trucks for commercial trucks, to tech partners NVIDIA and Intel’s Mobileye, Luminar is poised to be the first automotive technology company to enable next-generation safety and autonomous capabilities for production vehicles. For more information please visit www.luminartech.com.
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Released February 2, 2023