It's a three-wheel urban sled.
With the recent arrival of the 2021 Polestar 2, the second vehicle from Sweden's new Polestar electric performance brand, many EV buyers are eagerly awaiting a follow-up. We already know the company's next car will be called the Polestar 3 and will draw inspiration from the Polestar Precept Concept. Though the Polestar 3 will be Polestar's next car, it may not be the next vehicle we see from the brand.
Working with a group of e-mobility leaders, designers, and material engineers, Polestar created a special project called the Re:Move. Polestar calls the Re:Move a compact three-wheel urban "sled," designed for last-mile deliveries. Pictured here in prototype form, the sled can carry up to 606 pounds of payload.
Re:Move is designed specifically for tricky last-mile deliveries in urban areas, which is why Polestar engineered it to fit within most bicycle lanes. To keep the vehicle as light and sustainable as possible, it is built with fully recyclable and low carbon aluminum. Polestar did not provide any performance specifications or range estimates, but perhaps we will receive more details when the working model is revealed at the SXSW Conference and Festival on March 17, 2021.
"This is only the beginning," says Polestar CEO, Thomas Ingenlath. "The electric drivetrain is only the first step, then we have to look at the whole supply chain and what materials we design with. This is so much more exciting than the last twenty years when designers were just making things pretty."
The idea for the Re:Move would be to tow it behind a larger electric vehicle, possibly another Polestar or a Volvo. Polestar has already dabbled with the idea of a smaller electric vehicle in a partnership with Swedish electric motorcycle manufacturer CAKE (pictured below being towed by a Polestar 2).
"We were honored to be included, bringing drivetrain and battery technology to the table. With the obligation to inspire towards zero emissions, this is the kind of project, involving peak competence, that truly accelerates that motion," says Stefan Ytterborn, CAKE Founder and CEO.