Polestar has reached a key milestone by building 100,000 units of the Polestar 2, its signature full-electric model.
The production milestone comes two and a half years after production of the five-door model started at major shareholder Volvo Cars' Taizhou plant in Luqiao, China.
The 100,000th Polestar 2 is destined for Ireland, one of the latest of Polestar's 27 global markets.
"It's an amazing achievement -- especially given we launched the Polestar 2 during the pandemic," Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath said in a statement.
In Europe, the Polestar 2 was the No. 5-selling midsize premium car, ahead of rivals such as the full-electric BMW i4 and combustion-powered Audi A5. Through nine months the fastback's volume is up 63 percent to 17,994.
That volume also made it Europe's fifth-ranked premium EV during the period, ahead of the Audi Q4 E-tron, Mercedes-Benz EQA, and its platform mate, the battery-powered version of the Volvo XC40, according to figures from market researcher Dataforce.
Demand for the Polestar 2 has the automaker projecting that it will deliver 50,000 cars worldwide in 2022.