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Hi all,

I've just received final confirmation on my production slot for the BST 270 edition.
As the process continues, I want to share my experience here and find out if it's similar to others.

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They will be built on the normal production line with hand-picked components and then transported to Gothenburg, Sweden. There they will be taken over by Polestar's engineers to hand finish and customize them to the BST 270 spec.

It was confirmed to me that these cars will be delivered with the pixel headlights. Maybe that's why they are only building 270 ;)

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Snow with the mat black stripe (of course, because it adds 200hp :p) I'm considering switching to the Battleship Grey wrap but still on the fence. If I ever wanted/needed to remove the wrap, I'd be left with a thunder coloured car and I'm not a fan.

My car should go in production in week 33 and should be delivered very early next year. I'm not sure why there is such a long time between production and delivery but I hope to find out soon.

I'm curious to hear from others who are in the same process.
 

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Thanks for sharing, Erik. I was under the impression that the cars would be hand-finished in China at the Polestar 1 plant but perhaps because you are in Europe some are being modified there? Out of curiosity, how long after you expressed interest did Polestar reach out to you to reserve the vehicle? Enjoy the vehicle!
 

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Thanks for sharing, Erik. I was under the impression that the cars would be hand-finished in China at the Polestar 1 plant but perhaps because you are in Europe some are being modified there? Out of curiosity, how long after you expressed interest did Polestar reach out to you to reserve the vehicle? Enjoy the vehicle!
Thanks!

That's what the Polestar rep told me over the phone today.
To be fair, he did not say that the car would not be hand-built in China.
Just that it would be built there and finished by specialists in Sweden that turn the regular car into the beast.

It took about 2 weeks from signing up to the email and phone call.
 

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I think @Brainer ’s point is that the press release indicated the BST would be hand-built at the Chengdu facility that previously hand-built the Polestar 1. But you said “normal production line” which would indicate it’s being assembled on the Luqiao line where normal Polestar 2 vehicles were built.

I’m a little confused about why they’d have to modify it further in Sweden if they were specifically hand-assembling BST vehicles in Chengdu to begin with.

Edit: Though elsewhere on the BST page they do specify “hand-finished”, not hand-built. So I’m even more confused about why Chengdu would be involved.
 

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I think @Brainer ’s point is that the press release indicated the BST would be hand-built at the Chengdu facility that previously hand-built the Polestar 1. But you said “normal production line” which would indicate it’s being assembled on the Luqiao line where normal Polestar 2 vehicles were built.

I’m a little confused about why they’d have to modify it further in Sweden if they were specifically hand-assembling BST vehicles in Chengdu to begin with.
I'll change 'normal product line' to 'in China' because he never mentioned the normal production line.
That was an assumption by me :)

But he was very clear on turning a normal car into a BST in Sweden.
Will try to find out more!
 

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Ah, you’re right that it starts at the “normal production facility.” I think @Brainer ’s guess might be right. Maybe they’re swapping out Chengdu for Gothenburg for the european deliveries. From Motortrend:
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The cars start life at the Luqiao, China, plant that makes the compact Polestar 2 and are sent to the Polestar Production Center in Chengdu, China, a day or two transport time away, to be modified. The center is where the automaker made the Polestar 1 plug-in hybrid until that model was discontinued at the end of 2021, and it has since sat idle. The facility will be used for special editions and one-off projects in the future.
Edit: Luqiao to Chengdu is like 2000km, so that’s a pretty intense single day of transport time 😳
 

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The press releases over here said the car would be built on the normal Polestar 2 assembly line and then shipped to the Polestar 1 plant to be hand-finished with all of the modifications. I was just curious that they might be shipped to Polestar in Sweden for hand-finishing. Either way, amazing vehicle.
 

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That could be the case.
To me it would make more sense to build the car on the normal line.
That has been tuned and is working great. Why mess that up by hand building?
 

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Agreed, Erik. Hand-building is never as good as an automated assembly line. Now hand-finishing a pre-built car is about as good as you can get which is why this car is so special.
 

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My experience was a miss, unfortunately. I got the initial email inquiring about interest the day after they announced it. I followed instructions and replied within the hour even though they gave me 48, then followed up twice more by email, and twice by phone. I didn’t not get any response until a week later asking where I wanted delivery.

I ultimately declined because (1) pretty confident it doesn’t qualify for the Canadian EV incentive, (2) interest rates aren’t locked in like a normal order, (3) delivery was later than my existing order (early 2023 instead on November 2022), and (4) just not practical for my needs.
 

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My experience was a miss, unfortunately. I got the initial email inquiring about interest the day after they announced it. I followed instructions and replied within the hour even though they gave me 48, then followed up twice more by email, and twice by phone. I didn’t not get any response until a week later asking where I wanted delivery.

I ultimately declined because (1) pretty confident it doesn’t qualify for the Canadian EV incentive, (2) interest rates aren’t locked in like a normal order, (3) delivery was later than my existing order (early 2023 instead on November 2022), and (4) just not practical for my needs.
I have also been trying to reach the person back at Polestar that sent me the email. Still no reply after sending 3 emails within 24 hours. Like you, I am in Canada and I also wanted to ask if it qualifies for the EV rebate or not. Also wanted to know about finance rates and delivery date.
 

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I have also been trying to reach the person back at Polestar that sent me the email. Still no reply after sending 3 emails within 24 hours. Like you, I am in Canada and I also wanted to ask if it qualifies for the EV rebate or not. Also wanted to know about finance rates and delivery date.
The info above comes from Polestar. Since it was HQ the person I talked to didn’t know anything specific to Canada and said to ask my local Space. I didn’t do that, but assume even though it’s a LRDM it doesn’t qualify because it’s an “edition” and not a “package”. Interested to see what kind of response you get. @ErikAWD Might be better positioned on the whole interest rate and delivery thing since he’s further in the process, but the person told me interest rates wouldn’t be locked in until I signed the final paperwork, so who knows what it will be at that point. In terms of delivery, they just said early 2023 which seems to align with @ErikAWD.

Such an awesome car and sad I’ll miss out, just not a good fit for my current circumstances.
 

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The info above comes from Polestar. Since it was HQ the person I talked to didn’t know anything specific to Canada and said to ask my local Space. I didn’t do that, but assume even though it’s a LRDM it doesn’t qualify because it’s an “edition” and not a “package”. Interested to see what kind of response you get. @ErikAWD Might be better positioned on the whole interest rate and delivery thing since he’s further in the process, but the person told me interest rates wouldn’t be locked in until I signed the final paperwork, so who knows what it will be at that point. In terms of delivery, they just said early 2023 which seems to align with @ErikAWD.

Such an awesome car and sad I’ll miss out, just not a good fit for my current circumstances.
If I do miss out on it, it's not a big deal. I will get Heico coilovers and paint the lower trim on the LRDM PPP that I ordered anyways. This Polestar should be a great addition to my garage line up.
 

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If I do miss out on it, it's not a big deal. I will get Heico coilovers and paint the lower trim on the LRDM PPP that I ordered anyways. This Polestar should be a great addition to my garage line up.
Polestar does make a lowering kit for the 2 Performance, but I'm not sure it is available in Canada.
 

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@ErikAWD Might be better positioned on the whole interest rate and delivery thing since he’s further in the process, but the person told me interest rates wouldn’t be locked in until I signed the final paperwork, so who knows what it will be at that point. In terms of delivery, they just said early 2023 which seems to align with @ErikAWD.
I can't comment on that. I don't do financing. Buying them cash makes more sense to me personally.
 
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